Event Notes

37th Annual Kings Royal Weekend: 

On Tap July 16: Knight Before the Kings Royal
On Tap July 17: 37th Kings Royal

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.

Public Address – Portable radios and headsets are permitted in Eldora Speedway. The public address system can be heard on FM frequency 87.9. New in 2018 is the addition of the public address also being broadcast on scanner frequency 454.5000.

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. A third party vendor will be on-site with seat back rentals.

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.

Seating Chart

Below is the Eldora Speedway seating chart, along with information regarding reserved seating for special events

Seating Map



  • Row 1 is the top row. Sections H, I, J, K & BB contain 24 rows – all others contain 28 rows – these are the rows closest to the track.
  • Patio seats are three rows of seats with seat backs in bleacher units that set above the grandstand (except Sections B & D where personal standard-size lawn chairs are needed).
  • The roofline of the covered grandstand extends to Row 11.
  • Roof support poles are located in legroom between Rows 10 & 11 in the vicinity of: Sections A through J, Seats 6 – 7 & 15 – 16; Section K, Seats 1 – 2 & 10; Section AA, Seats 6 – 7, 14 – 15 & 25 – 26; & Section BB, Seats 6 – 7 & 14 – 15.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Patio seat area of Sections B & D.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the bottom row & closest to track. Row 15 is the top row.
  • Section NF is non-alcoholic.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the top row. Row 5 is the bottom row and closest to track.
  • North Terrace area (Sections NTA, NTB, NTC & NTD) will now be sold by the individual seat for 2012 (no longer sold as Boxes of 4). Personal standard-size lawn chairs required in all seats (except in Section NTA Row 1). No captain’s, director’s, elevated, high-back chairs or stools.
  • Section NTA, Row 1 (also known as North Terrace Wall – NTW) is one row of concrete wall-based seats/standing room spots with a fence back & walkway in front. No lawn chairs permitted.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Section NTA, Row 2, Seats 113 through 139.
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  • Row 1 is the bottom row. Row 16 is the top row in Sections SA – SC & SG – SR. Row 22 is the top row in Secs SD – SF.
  • Section SA is Non-Alcoholic.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the top row. Row 3 is the bottom row and closest to track. Rows are separated by Grass Hillside areas.
  • Personal standard-size lawn chairs required. No captain’s, director’s, elevated, high-back chairs or stools.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Section ST, Row 1, Seats 1 through 56.
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  • GENERAL ADMISSION GRASS HILLSIDES Grass Hillsides are General Admission/Festival seating. These areas may only be marked with personal standard-size lawn chairs intended for use and may only be held/tied together by rope or tape. The use of blankets, plastic, rocks, ropes, spray paint, stakes, trash cans, etc., to mark spaces is prohibited. No digging or shovels. These areas may not be marked until the time designated for the event – anything placed prior will be removed.
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Ticket Prices

Tickets for 2021 37th Kings Royal




July 17, 2021
Ages 13 & up
Ages 12 & under
July 18, 2021


Time Schedule


The event schedule for the 37th Annual Kings Royal weekend. Times are subject to adjustments closer to event week.


  • Thu - Jul 15th
  • Fri - Jul 16th
  • 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Showers open (front of Lot 2)
  • 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Breakfast at Turn 4 Concessions
  • 12:15 PM
    Slick Woodys Cornhole Tournament registration opens in Multi-Purpose building)
  • 1:00 PM
    Slick Woody's Cornhole Tournament in Multi-Purpose building (Fan Zone)
  • Sat - Jul 17th
  • 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Showers open (front of Lot 2)
  • 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Breakfast at Turn 4 Concessions
  • 9:00 AM - End of Event
    Turn One Camping Load-In
  • 10:00 AM
    All A.D.A. Parking opens (must show permit)
  • 10:00 AM
    Main Gate Ticket Office opens (Tickets, Pit Passes, & Will Call)
  • 10:00 AM
    Turn 4 Ticket Office opens (Tickets & Pit Passes)
  • 10:00 AM
    Turn 3 Race Registration opens (Pit Passes & Media Credential Sign-in)
  • 11:00 AM
    Pit Gate Opens
  • 11:00 AM
    Grandstand Cleared and Secured for Grand Opening
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    NSCHoF Silent Auction (Fan Zone barn)
  • 12:00 PM
    Grand Opening – all admission and pit gates open
  • 1:00 PM
    Hot Laps for 38th Kings Royal
  • --
    Program resumes with Heat 2
  • --
    Stands cleared after 38th Kings Royal
  • --
    Stands reopened for 37th KR ticket holders
  • 6:30 PM
    Hot Laps begin for 37th Kings Royal
  • 8:00 PM
    Pre-Race Ceremonies
  • --
    Showers open 2 hours after races
  • Sun - Jul 18th
  • 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Showers open (front of Lot 2)
  • 10:00 AM
    Tickets On Sale
  • 11:00 AM
    Grandstand Cleared and Secured for Grand Opening
  • 12:00 PM
    Grand Opening – all admission and pit gates open
  • 1:00 PM
    Hot Laps
  • --
    Racing to immediately follow



Everyone arrives at different times throughout the week but most leave at the same time after the race. As such, parking lots and roadways can be congested. To help alleviate congestion, local authorities will be initiating a post-race traffic pattern that will get the lots emptied quicker.

Please look at the map below (click it for a printable version). Each lot will exit in a specific direction. If you find yourself going in the opposite direction that you need to be going, check out a local map of the area roads. Many roads and highways in this area are square mile blocks so getting yourself pointed in the right direction should be a breeze.

Have 2020 Tix?



Some of you have been holding onto your Kings Royal tickets for a long time! So we want to make sure everyone knows which tickets are to be used for which day in 2021.

In short…
Saturday tickets from last year (that say Saturday, July 18 on them) are good for entry on Saturday, July 17, 2021 of this year
Friday tickets from last year (that say Friday, July 17 on them) are good for Friday, July 16, 2021 of this year
Thursday tickets from last year (that say Thursday, July 16 on them) are good for WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 of this year
Wednesday tickets from last year (that say Wednesday, July 15 on them) are no longer valid. Those tickets have all been refunded or credited to your account (depending on what you chose during that refund period last year)

Thursday, July 15 of this year, is of course, the 38th Kings Royal paying $175,000-to-win. This event requires a new ticket purchase.







HoF Auction


Items may be viewed starting at 1:30 PM on Saturday. Auction starts at 2:00 PM. Location is Multi-Purpose Building in Fan Zone.

1. Framed photo of a Bonneville Salt Flats sprint car
2. AUTOGRAPHED Bobby Labonte Golf Cart & Florida Gators Golf Cart
3. 2016 Tony Stewart Commemorative Bobblehead from Texas Motor Speedway
4. Framed Greg Hodnett Poster
5. AUTOGRAPHED Donny Schatz hero card from 2008
6. Hat Collection
7. AUTOGRAPHED SRX wing panel signed by all the drivers
8. Castrol Banner
9. Framed AUTOGRAPHED by Al Unser Jr. “Little Al’s Long Beach Grand Slam”
10.AUTOGRAPHED McKenna Haase Replica Helmet
11.Unopened A.J. Foyt 1/18th scale die cast – members ONLY
12.AUTOGRAPHED Kyle Larson helmet visor from 2020 race season
13.AUTOGRAPHED 1/18th scale die cast Jim Hurtubise 1960 Watson Roadster
14.1/18th scale die cast Jud Larson #2 Watson Special
15.Sprint Car and Midget Magazine VOLUME 1, uncirculated
16.AUTOGRAPHED Indy Racing League collector cards and Indy glasses 1968
17.1/64th Hot Wheels die cast of vintage sprint car and trailer
18.AUTOGRAPHED by the Authors Rolling Thunder Book
19.AUTOGRAPHED Jac Haudenschild Vivarin Hat from Hanford
20.AUTOGRAPHED Jac Haudenschild #22 Hat
21.Earl Baltes T-Shirt size Large
23.Framed “vintage sprint car” photo
24.Framed 11X14 Brady Bacon “Sky is the Limit” photo by Chad Warner
25.2015 Madrona Ranch Wine from Abreu Vineyards from St. Helena, California
26.Metal Speedster Ride On Child’s Toy
27.AUTOGRAPHED Tony Stewart and Danny Lasoski Hat
28.1984 Rick Ferkel 1/18th scale die cast #0 Limited Edition
29.1/18th scale die cast of the first National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Members Only car
30.AUTOGRAPHED McKenna Haase front wing
31.AUTOGRAPHED 1/24th scale die cast #14 Mobile 1 Tony Stewart
32.1972 Souvenir Eldora Program
33.AUTOGRAPHED Jason Meyers side body panel
34.Earl Baltes Bobblehead
35.AUTOGRAPHED Tony Stewart #20 hero card
36.AUTOGRAPHED book Lone Wolf by Doug Wolfgang, written by Doug Wolfgang and Dave Argabright
37.Framed AUTOGRAPHED Sammy Swindell #1n photo – 8X10

All items MUST be paid for on July 17 with cash, check, or credit/debit card. All merchandise is sold AS IS and no returns or refunds will be given. Merchandise must be taken from multi-purpose building immediately following auction, or may forfeit ownership of said merchandise.

Camping Info

Camping At Eldora

Eldora offers plenty of camping space for race fans wishing to spend the weekend at the Speedway. Camping lot availability and pricing varies by event.

Purchase Camping


UPDATE (July 9th): All lots are full except for the BFE Lot located at the corner of State Route 118 and North Star Rd. Those remaining spaces will be sold on a first come – first served basis beginning Sunday when the campgrounds open. 

  • Reserved Camping by fee:
    • Lot 1 
    • Lot 2
    • Lot 3 
    • Lot 4
    • Lot 5
    • Northside Camping
    • Eldora Village 
    • Turn 1 South Lot
    • BFE Lot:
  • Free Camping: none

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.


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Live Timing

Live Feeds for Scoring and Timing

Eldora Speedway displays a live feed from Timing and Scoring during most race events. The feed displays driver info, lap times, running order and more – in real time. There are several options for accessing this feed. Please choose the option best matches your current setup:


On a Computer

Primary Timing & Scoring Display

Free Service

This free flash-based display updates in real-time as each car crosses the scoring loop. This feed works for most computers, but not phones or tablets. If you have difficulties viewing this feed, download the latest version of Adobe Flash or use the alternate timing & scoring display to the right.

On a Computer/Smartphone/Tablet

Alternate Timing & Scoring Page

Free Service

This free non-flash display updates automatically every 30 seconds. This feed is generally compatible with most computers, phones and tablets.