ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 26, 2019) – After consultation with authorities in Darke and Mercer County as well as border counties in the neighboring state of Indiana, Eldora Speedway officials tonight announced the cancelation of the 66th Season Opener scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
“Sometimes you gotta know when to fold’em,” said Roger Slack, General Manager. “The facility and track surface are ready to go but the race teams and fans have to be able to get here – and do so in a safe and timely fashion.”
The local area continues to be under a Flood Warning with Grand Lake St. Mary yet to crest and more rain is expected late afternoon Saturday. There are nine roads closed in the immediate area of the speedway in Darke County and another 27 closures in Mercer County.
The OHGO app reports closures in Ohio include US and State Routes 127, 118, 29, 30, 47, 49 and 66 while INDOT’s live map shows US and State Routes 1, 26 and 27 closed for flooding.
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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.
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.
ON SALE FEBRUARY 11
Tickets available online 24 hours/day up until the start of the event. Phone orders accepted through Friday, April 26th at 5:00 PM. Walk-up sales welcome on race day.
Pit Passes are sold day-of-show only and are $29 for this event. 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>
General Admission seating for this event includes: All north and south bleachers (SA-SR and NA-NO), grass hillsides in all 4 turns (bring your own lawn chair), NTC and NTD (bring your own lawn chair), and rows 12 and lower in Main Grandstand.
Reserved Seating for this event includes: Top 11 rows of Main Grandstand, Patio seats, NTW, plus NTA, NTB & ST (bring your lawn chair)
The event schedule for the 66th Season Opener is now available.
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.
More Camping Info
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.
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:
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
This free non-flash display updates automatically every 30 seconds. This feed is generally
compatible with most computers, phones and tablets.