Home --> Race Track News --> Ohio

Ohio

DIRTcar Racing Saddened by Passing of Eldora Speedway founder Earl Baltes

earl

CONCORD, N.C. – March 23, 2015 – The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes’ passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing’s premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint ...

Read More »

Kenny Johnson Claims AMRA Modified Main at Atomic

Kenny Johnson - Jim Denhamer photo

In the companion Precision Grading AMRA Modified main 6-time AMRA champion Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, West Virginia, blasted into the lead from his outside pole starting slot and never looked back.  Johnson led from flag-to-flag, but early in the race the going was not easy. Johnson was repeatedly challenged by pole-sitter Cody Parker as Parker, Shawn Holiday, and KC Burdette ...

Read More »

Davenport Decimates Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway

Jonathan Davenport - Jim Denhamer photo

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 20, 2015) – Jonathan Davenport led every lap of a fast and furious Buckeye Spring 50 on Friday Night at Atomic Speedway. With the win, Davenport takes over the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points lead heading to Brownstown Speedway on Saturday Night. Josh Richards briefly took the lead from Davenport on a restart, but Davenport ...

Read More »

Eldora’s “Off Season” is Ambitious with Resurfacing of Legendary Oval

Eldora Speedway

Nearly 400 Truckloads of Clay Being Brought in to Invigorate Surface ROSSBURG, OH (November 13) – Eldora Speedway’s “off-season” is anything but that once again as the track surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, Facilities Manager of the legendary half-mile clay oval. Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in the process of being hauled ...

Read More »

Abreu blasts to Eldora Win; Blaney earns 5th UNOH All Star Title

Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014) – Rico Abreu felt Eldora Speedway owed him something. The Napa, California driver didn’t have a very good Four Crown Nationals a couple of weeks ago and he vowed he would redeem himself upon his next visit to “The Big E.” He did just that Saturday as he claimed the University of Northwestern Ohio ...

Read More »

Bobby Pierce & Brian Ruhlman take UMP DIRTcar Fall Nationals wins at Eldora Speedway!

Bobby Pierce - Jim Denhamer photo

Bobby Pierce put an exclamation mark on his 2014 UMP National Points Championship by dominating the UMP Late Model Feature during the Saturday finale of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by Allstar Performance. Despite having nearly a half-track lead negated by multiple cautions, Pierce was never seriously challenged for the victory and lapped up to 10th place in the 40 ...

Read More »

Kenny Wallace, Nick Hoffman, Evan Taylor & Matt Westfall take UMP DIRTcar Modified Nationals wins at Eldora Speedway!

Eldora Speedway

Event: UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance – Friday Night Date: October 3, 2014 UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED TIME TRIALS – 1. 13-Jacob Hawkins [17.603]; 2. 7T-Evan Taylor [17.618]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman [17.630]; 4. 17W-Tanner Wilson [17.690]; 5. 11JR-Josh Rice [17.704]; 6. 22M-Matt Mevert [17.730]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall [17.739]; 8. 36L-Jamie Lomax [17.742]; 9. 5T-Jonathan Taylor [17.822]; 10. 111-Curt Spalding [17.841]; ...

Read More »

Nick Hoffman, Matt Mevert, Brian Ruhlman & Matt Westfall take UMP DIRTcar Modified Nationals wins at Eldora!

Eldora Speedway

Event: UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance – Thursday Night Date: October 2, 2014 UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED TIME TRIALS 1 – 1. 2NH-Nick Hoffman [7]; 2. 3L-Jeff Leka [4]; 3. X-Jerry Bowersock [8]; 4. 42-Bob Baldwin [11]; 5. 21JS-Jonathan Sluka [2]; 6. 10L-Nathon Loney [10]; 7. 11PH-Pete Holt [13]; 8. 83S-Kasey Schrock [5]; 9. K12-Scotty Kincaid [14]; 10. 6B-David Baldwin ...

Read More »

Jeep Van Wormer Competes in Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway; UMP Fall Nationals next!

Eldora Speedway

(PINCONNING, MICHIGAN) The Iron Motorsports team and driver Jeep Van Wormer traveled south to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 19-20 for the 35th edition of the ‘Jackson 100.’ Things kicked off on Friday night at the 1/4-mile, semi-banked oval with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying. Jeep posted the tenth fastest lap in Group A ...

Read More »

Saldana Scores Four Crown Win at Eldora Speedway

STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Dominant run gives him his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 19, 2014 – Donny Schatz had World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win number 23 in his sights at Eldora Speedway on Friday night but Joey Saldana had other ideas as Saldana held off the five-time champion on ...

Read More »

World 100 Notebook: Zeigler’s Upset Bid Falls Short After Tangle With McDowell in DIRTcar UMP-Sanctioned Event

Eldora Speedway

Bloomquist Ends Streak of Near-Misses while Davenport Suffers More Bad Luck ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 9, 2014 – Before Scott Bloomquist made his last-to-first run to win Saturday’s World 100 A-Main, there was another driver who charged through the field in the finale of Eldora Speedway’s crown jewel event. Storming forward from his 21st starting spot, Mason Zeigler of Chalk ...

Read More »

Scott Bloomquist from last to first to win the The World 100!

Scott Bloomquist - Mike Ruefer photo

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WORLD 100 PHOTOS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY! Tennessee Racer Overcomes Penalty to Score $47,000 Crown Jewel Triumph ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2014 – Nothing could stop Scott Bloomquist from claiming his fourth World 100 trophy Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Not a lap-19 penalty that dropped him from the lead to the tail of the field. ...

Read More »

Matt Miller & Jonathan Davenport take World 100 prelim wins at Eldora Speedway!

Matt Miller - Mike Ruefer photo

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE WORLD 100 AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY! ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 4, 2014 – Jonathan Davenport and Matt Miller added their names to the list of likely contenders for Eldora Speedway’s coveted World 100 globed trophy by claiming $5,000 victories Friday evening during the second night of preliminary action for the 44th annual World 100. ...

Read More »

McDowell & Owens Open Eldora Speedway’s World 100 Weekend With 25-lap Preliminary Feature Victories

Dale McDowell - Jim Denhamer photo

ROSSBURG, Ohio. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Experience ruled the night at Eldora Speedway on Thursday with former World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream winners Dale McDowell and Jimmy Owens both claiming preliminary feature victories during the opening night of the 44th annual World 100. Fresh off his Dream victory in June, McDowell, 48, of Chickamauga, Ga., claimed the ...

Read More »

Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs Ready for World 100 Weekend

Eldora Speedway

(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) With rain-outs a common theme in the area throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend, Brian Shirley was able to get one more race into the record book, as he traveled to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday, August 30. The American Late Model Series (ALMS) and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned the single-day ...

Read More »

Clanton Heads To Eldora Speedway’s Prestigious World 100 Looking For Season-Making Victory

Eldora Speedway

Crown Jewel Event Includes Twin Preliminary Features on Both Thursday & Friday Followed by Saturday’s $47,000 Finale ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 2, 2014 – The 2014 season may not have been too kind to Shane Clanton thus far, but that doesn’t mean the veteran 39-year-old racer is doubting himself entering this weekend’s World 100 at Eldora Speedway. In fact, the ...

Read More »