Rained Out

ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 13, 2016) – Heavy rains and forecasted thunderstorms throughout the remainder of the day have canceled tonight’s Family Fireworks Night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The popular pre-race autograph session activities and the largest fireworks show in Eldora Speedway history will be added to the Baltes Classic by Coors Light and Homestretch Sportswear on Sunday, September 4th. The event honoring Eldora founders Earl and Berneice Baltes features the Sunoco American Late Model Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks.

Ticket holders for tonight’s event can use them for full face-value credit towards another event purchase. Suite holders will be contacted individually to make accommodations.

Event Notes

Family Fireworks Night by Homestretch Sportswear
Bounce Houses, Autographs, Balloon Twisting Clowns, Racing, Fireworks & More!

Aug13On Tap: DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks. It is points-paying event for both divisions

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 2016 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.

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 2016 Family Fireworks Night #2

Tickets available online 24 hours/day up until the start of the event. Phone orders accepted through Friday, August 12th at 5:00 PM. Walk-up sales welcome on race day.

Pit Passes:
Pit Passes are sold day-of-show only are are $20 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

All seating for this event is General Admission.

Reserved seating

There are no reserved seats for this event.

August 13, 2016
Ages 13 & up
Ages 12 & under


Time Schedule


  • Sat - Aug 13th
  • 4:00 PM
    Turn 3 Pit Gate opens
  • 4:30 PM
    Ticket Sales Begin (Main Gate and Turn 4)
  • 5:00 PM
    Spectator Gates open
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Autograph Session in Fan Zone
  • 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Bounce Houses / Inflatables open
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Balloon Twisting Clowns
  • 6:30 PM
    Hot Laps begin
  • 7:30 PM
    Racing begins
  • Conclusion of Racing



homestretch_logoEstablished in 1991, Don & Donna Hess opened Homestretch Sportswear in a small store front in St. Henry Ohio screen printing for local customers. Fast forward to the present after 20+ years in business, they now have locations in St. Henry and Wapakoneta Ohio.
The family business has evolved to automated production equipment in screen printing and embroidery as well as a full offering of vinyl applications.

Homestretch Sportswear has been a track-side merchandise vendor at Eldora for several years and stepped up as presenting sponsor of Family Fireworks Night in 2016. Big plans are in the works for fans and drivers on August 13th, including free event T-Shirts to the first several hundred fans who visit the Homestretch tent in the Fan Zone. Several incentive programs will be available to each driver who competes at Family Fireworks Night.

Stay tuned to this page for more exciting details surrounding Homestretch Sportswear’s partnership with Eldora at Family Fireworks Night…

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.

Buy Camping Online

Lot info by race

Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks, World 100:

  • Reserved Camping by fee: Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Northside Camping, Eldora Village, Turn 1 South Lot
  • Free Camping: Lot 5

Spring World of Outlaws & USAC, Four Crown Nationals:

  • Reserved Camping by fee: Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Turn 1 South Lot
  • Free Camping: Lot 5

All other events:

  • Reserved Camping by fee: none
  • Free Camping: Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5

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.