Event Notes

4th Annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

July19-20bOn Tap July 19: Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds full show plus NASCAR practice
–> includes 100-lap Big Block Feature

On Tap July 20: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series plus Big-Blocks
–> includes 150-lap NASCAR Feature and 25-lap Big Block Feature

Download a July 19 & 20 Schedule


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 NASCAR Camping World Trucks

Tickets available online 24 hours/day up until the start of the event. Phone orders accepted through Monday, July 18th at 5:00 PM. Walk-up sales welcome on race day.

Pit Passes:
Pit Passes are sold in-person only on race week. 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>

NASCAR Pit Passes:
Pit passes for the NASCAR event are not available available to the general public.

General admission

General Admission seating is Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides in all 4 turns (bring your own lawn chair).

Reserved seating

All seats reserved except Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides.

July 19, 2016
Ages 13 & up
Ages 12 & under
July 20, 2016
Ages 13 & up
Ages 12 & under


Time Schedule


  • Tue - Jul 19th
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Showers Open (Front of Lot 2)
  • 9:00 AM
    Main Gate Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM
    Turn 4 Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Turn 3 Credential Office Open
  • 10:00 AM
    A.D.A. Parking Areas Open
  • 1:30 PM
    NCWTS Haulers enter
  • 3:00 PM
    Spectator Gates Open
  • 3:00 PM
    NCWTS Broadcasting setup
  • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    NCWTS Registration open
  • 3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    NCWTS Garage open
  • 4:00 PM
    Track Services meeting
  • 5:30 PM
    Big-Block Qualifying
  • 5:30 PM
    NCWTS Rookie & Spotter meetings
  • 6:30 PM - 7:55 PM
    NCWTS First Practice
  • 8:00 PM
    Big-Block Heat Races
  • 9:00 PM - 9:55 PM
    NCWTS Final Practice
  • 10:00 PM
    Big-Block Feature
  • Wed - Jul 20th
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Showers Open (Front of Lot 2)
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Breakfast in Turn 4 Concession Building
  • 9:00 AM
    A.D.A. Parking Areas Open
  • 9:00 AM
    Main Gate Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM
    Turn 4 Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Turn 3 Credential Office Open
  • 12:00 PM
    Spectator Gates Open
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    NCWTS Registration open
  • 12:00 PM
    NCWTS Garage opens
  • 3:30 PM
    Track Services meeting
  • 4:30 PM
    NCWTS Driver / Crew Cheif meeting
  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Big-Block Practice
  • 5:15 PM
    NCWTS Qualifying
  • 6:00 PM
    Big-Block Heat Races
  • 7:00 PM
    NCWTS Heat Races
  • 7:55 PM
    Big-Block Feature
  • 8:15 PM
    NCWTS Last Chance Race
  • 8:40 PM
    NCWTS Driver Introductions
  • 9:00 PM
    NCWTS Feature (150 laps)

Entry List


Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

Official Entry List as of July 15, 2016
0Cole CusterLadera Ranch, CaliforniaOneMainDale Earnhardt Jr
1David LevineHighland Park, IllinoisDriven2Honor.orgTracy Lowe
2Tyler YoungMidland, TexasRandco/Young's Building SystemsRandy Young
4Christopher BellNorman, OklahomaJBLKyle Busch
6Norm BenningLevel Green, PennsylvaniaTBDNorm Benning
8John Hunter NemechekMooresville, North CarolinaBerry's BulletsJoe Nemechek
9William ByronCharlotte, North CarolinaLiberty UniversityKyle Busch
10Jennifer Jo CobbKansas City, KansasDriven2Honor.orgJennifer Jo Cobb
11Jake GriffinQuincy, IllinoisBACKLOTauctions.comTom DeLoach
13Cameron HayleyCalgary, Alberta, CanadaCabinets by HayleyDuke Thorson
17Timothy PetersProvidence, North CarolinaRed Horse RacingTom DeLoach
19Daniel HemricKannapolis, North CarolinaDrawTiteBrad Keselowski
21Johnny SauterNecedah, WisconsinAlamoMaurice Gallagher Jr.
22Austin Wayne SelfAustin, TexasAM Technical SolutionsTim Self
23Spencer GallagherLas Vegas, NevadaAllegiant TravelMaurice Gallagher Jr.
24Kyle LarsonElk Grove, CaliforniaDC SolarMaurice Gallagher Jr.
29Tyler ReddickCorning, CaliforniaCooper StandardBrad Keselowski
33Ben KennedyDaytona Beach, FloridaJacobMaurice Gallagher Jr.
41Ben RhodesLouisville, KentuckyAlpha Energy SolutionsDuke Thorson
43Korbin ForristerCedartown, GeorgiaTilted KiltJohn Corr
44Jr HeffnerStephentown, New YorkPark East Sales / A.ColarussoCraig Martins
49Timmy HillPort Tobacco, MarylandTBDJay Robinson
50Travis KvapilJanesville, WisconsinCorvetteParts.netMark Beaver
51Cody CoughlinDeleware, OhioJEGSKyle Busch
62Donnie LevisterWinnsboro, South CarolinaProperty Pro'sShane Lamb
63Bobby PierceOakwood, IllinoisPremier Waste / Allgayer, Inc. / gottarace.com / Arizona Sport ShirtsMike Mittler
66Jordan AndersonForest Acres, South CarolinaBolen MotorsportsJeff Bolen
71Ken SchraderFenton, MissouriHunt Brothers Pizza ChevyCarlos Contreras
75Caleb HolmanAbingdon, VirginiaFood Country USA / Lopez Wealth Mgmt. / Morning Fresh FarmsCharles Henderson
78Chris FontaineLakeland, FloridaGlenden EnterprisesB J McLeod
80Justin Shipley, United StatesRogers MechanicalTracy Wallace
82Sean CorrGoshen, New YorkNESCOJohn Corr
86Brandon BrownWoodbridge, VirginiaABS Van RentalsJerry Brown
88Matt CraftonTulare, CaliforniaHormel/MenardsRhonda Thorson
98Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CaliforniaSafelite Auto Glass /CURB RecordsMike Curb

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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