Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series event is not a part of the newly revised 2020 NASCAR series schedules. The eighth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, the only NASCAR national series event held on dirt, was to be held July 29-30.
The Ohio Department of Health’s robust response to the COVID-19 health crisis includes orders restricting mass gatherings and prohibiting spectators from grandstands at large venues. Given current conditions, state officials have withheld approval of Eldora’s proposal to host reduced capacity events in a responsible and safe manner.
Without certainty as to when Eldora might be able to host spectators, and if those dates would coincide with available dates on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series schedule, Eldora and NASCAR officials jointly agreed to remove the event from the 2020 calendar.
On Tap July 29: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series timed-practice plus Modifieds and Super Stocks
On Tap July 30: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Heat Races / Last Chance Qualifier / 150-Lap Feature / Modifieds / Super Stocks
Hillside Seating Update: Hillsides will not open until spectator gates officially open. Any chairs or markings placed before that time will be removed. Once chairs are placed, you are permitted to leave them there for the duration of the event if so desired.
Coolers: Coolers up to 14” are permitted. No glass bottles. Ohio Revised Code 4301.62 prohibits the carry in or carry out of alcoholic beverages. All coolers will be inspected for compliance to this law.
Carry-In Items – To ensure the safety of all Guests, carry-in items will be inspected prior to entrance. Bags, backpacks, coolers, purses, etc. larger than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ will not be permitted into the Speedway in accordance with the Eldora Speedway size requirement. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink inside the track. Alcohol and any food or beverage in a glass bottle will not be permitted.
Medical: A fully staffed First Aid Station is located near the Middle Gate (Turn 4). Hours of operation will be posted.
Golf Carts – Golf Carts are welcome in the Speedway campgrounds, but must meet Speedway safety specifications. The Golf Cart Permit station will be near the Middle Gate (Turn 4). Hours of operation will be posted. All Golf Carts will be required to be registered and must display an Eldora Speedway 2019 Golf Cart Permit. Golf Cart parking is outside of the Turn 4 gate. NO Golf Carts are permitted in the main parking lot. STATE LAW: Golf Carts are not permitted on any roadway. ATVs, Gators, Mules, etc are not permitted in the campgrounds.
Parking – Eldora Speedway offers several options for parking at racing events. The Main Parking Lot is located off of State Route 118. The main entrance to the track is located at the front of this lot. Parking is also available north of the Speedway, just outside of the Turn 4 Admission Gate. On larger scale events, parking is also available across North Star Ft Loramie Rd in the Northside Camp & Park lot, as well across State Route 118 in the Eldora Village lot.
Radio – Portable radios and headsets are permitted in Eldora Speedway. The public address system can be heard on FM frequency 87.9.
Seating Update: Seat cushions are permitted. Stadium style seats may NOT exceed 18 inches in maximum width in the grandstands or bleachers. High back seats or seats with arms are prohibited. Please be courteous to those around you.
Smoking Policy: Smoking in all spectator areas, buildings and lines for concessions / merchandise / tickets is prohibited per the Ohio Department of Health. Designated smoking areas will be available.
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Tickets available online 24 hours/day up until the start of the event. Phone orders accepted through Tuesday, July 30th at 5:00 PM. Walk-up sales welcome on race day.
Pit Passes are sold day-of-show only. Minimum age for pit access is 14. No exceptions. Minors 14, 15, 16 or 17 years of age must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Eldora Speedway official, it must be notarized. Form can be downloaded <HERE>
Pit Pass Prices:
Wednesday: $25 | Thursday: $39
2-Day Pass: $60
General Admission seating is Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides in all 4 turns (bring your own lawn chair).
All seats reserved except Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides.
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LOT INFO FOR DIRT DERBY WEEK:
In order to use Golf Carts on Eldora property, a Golf Cart application must be filled and filed with the Speedway. Proof of insurance is also required. See Golf Cart App button to download form.
Restroom access available.
All lots at Eldora are dry camping (water and electric hookups not available). However, Portakleen is on the grounds to pump and fill tanks (fee) during reserved camping weekends. Showers are available during the major event weekends.
Please be aware of local restrictions on the transport of firewood, due to the Emerald Ash Borer.