Eldora Speedway SCHEDULE UPDATE: Full 2011 Slate of Events Released

jdearing

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ROSSBURG, OH (January 25) – Tradition and focus summarize the 2011 Eldora Speedway schedule of events as released by track officials this week. While the 27-date slate mostly mirrors that of previous years, the Tony Stewart led team will be concentrating on each event to assure a continuation of the optimum ‘Eldora experience’ for race teams and fans. To that extent, Stewart has held the line on general admission pricing, a stand he committed to when purchasing the facility from Earl Baltes in the fall of 2004.

Headlining the lineup will be Eldora’s signature events, the Dirt Late Model Dream (June 10 & 11), Kings Royal weekend (July 15 & 16) and the World 100 (September 9 & 10). In addition, the highly anticipated Prelude to the Dream will be contested June 8, and the annual Four Crown Nationals will make up the weekend of September 23 & 24.


Among the alterations to the schedule, is a return, after a one-year absence, of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on October 1. Tentatively this will serve as the season championship title race for the touring All Stars.


A revision to the Baltes Classic on September 4 has piqued the interest of the Late Model fraternity. On that night, sanctioned by the Sunoco American Late Model Series, the WIX Filters sponsored main event will line-up 33 cars on the one-half mile clay oval in three-abreast formation. It will mark the largest field of cars to take the green flag in recent history.


In keeping with Eldora custom, an alphabet of sanctioning bodies will see action on the legendary speed plant.


Joining the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) as winged Sprint Car hosts will be the World of Outlaws (WoO) for two doubleheader weekends (May 6 & 7, July 15 & 16) and a single night stand (September 23). Additionally, the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders will see action May 29, July 15 & 16, July 30 and again October 1.


Non-winged Sprint Car action under the United States Auto Club (USAC) banner will fill the stage April 8 & 9 and again on September 24, while non-sanctioned April 30 and again July 30.


The United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) flag will fly over Late Model competition April 16 and May 29, in addition to the Baltes Classic (Sept. 4), the Dirt Late Model Dream and the World 100.


Joining the majority of the events will be the Eldora Stock Cars and UMP Modifieds.


Variety will be fulfilled with supplementary dates including an Ohio State Tractor & Truck Pull (June 25) and a monster truck show (August 6).


2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday - APRIL 2 OPENING NIGHT with UMP DirtCar Modifieds/Eldora Stocks
COCA-COLA SPRING CLASSIC WEEKEND
Friday - APRIL 8 USAC SPRINTS with Eldora Stocks
Saturday - APRIL 9 USAC SPRINTS with UMP DirtCar Modifieds
Saturday - APRIL 16 SUNOCO AMERICAN LATE MODELS presented by Sunoco Race Fuels
with UMP DirtCar Modifieds/Eldora Stock Cars
Saturday - APRIL 30 Non-Winged Sprints by Curb Records with UMP DirtCar Modifieds / Eldora Stock Cars
OUTLAW THUNDER BY GOODYEAR
Friday - MAY 6 WORLD of OUTLAW SPRINTS with Eldora Stocks
Saturday - MAY 7 WORLD of OUTLAW SPRINTS with UMP DirtCar Modifieds
Saturday - MAY 14 FAMILY FUN NIGHT #1 presented by Mobil 1
with UMP DirtCar Modifieds/Eldora Stock Cars & FIREWORKS!
Sunday - MAY 29 JOHNNY APPLESEED CLASSIC by Miller Lite
featuring Sunoco American Late Model Series / NRA Sprint Invaders / Eldora Stocks
Wednesday - JUNE 8 PRELUDE TO THE DREAM
17th annual DIRT LATE MODEL DREAM
Friday - JUNE 10 Time Trials, non-qualifier race
Saturday - JUNE 11 Heats, B-Mains, 100 Lap DREAM ($100,000 to win)
(rain date - Sunday, June 12)
Saturday - JUNE 18 Father’s Day Special built by The Home Depot
featuring UMP DirtCar Modifieds / Eldora Stocks / Thunder Roadsters / Mini Trucks
Saturday - JUNE 25 OHIO TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL presented by Bayer Crop Science
28th annual KINGS ROYAL WEEKEND
Friday - JULY 15 KNIGHT BEFORE the KINGS ROYAL with World of Outlaw Sprints / NRA Sprints
Saturday - JULY 16 $50,000 to win KINGS ROYAL with World of Outlaw Sprints / NRA Sprints
(rain date—Sunday, July 17)
Saturday - JULY 30 NAPA presents Non-Winged Sprints / NRA Sprint Invaders
Saturday - AUGUST 6 Monster Trucks Invade Eldora Speedway
Saturday - AUGUST 13 FAMILY FUN NIGHT #2 Back to School Special brought to you by OFFICE DEPOT
featuring UMP DirtCar Modifieds / Eldora Stocks AND FIREWORKS!
Sunday - SEPTEMBER 4 4th annual BALTES CLASSIC presented by WIX Filters
featuring Sunoco American Late Model Series 33 cars/3-abreast start/$3300 to win
UMP DirtCar Modifieds / Eldora Stocks
41st annual WORLD 100
Friday - SEPTEMBER 9 Time Trials / Non-Qualifier Races
Saturday - SEPTEMBER 10 Heats Races / B-Mains / WORLD 100 ($44,000 to win)
(rain date—Sunday, September 11)
4 CROWN WEEKEND
Friday - SEPTEMBER 23 Crown 1: World of Outlaw Sprints plus USAC Midget & Silver Crown Time Trials
Saturday - SEPTEMBER 24 Crowns 2-4: USAC Midgets/USAC Sprints/USAC Silver Crown
plus Vintage American Race Cars & Autograph Session
(Saturday rain date is Sunday - September 25)
Saturday - OCTOBER 1 University of Northwestern Ohio presents THE SPRINTACULAR
ALL STAR SPRINTS return to Eldora plus NRA Sprint Invaders
UMP DirtCar Championships for LATE MODELS & MODIFIEDS
Friday - OCTOBER 7 Time Trials and Preliminary Events
Saturday - OCTOBER 8 Consies & A-Mains (Late Models $5,000 to win, Modifieds $3,000 to win)
(schedule is subject to changes/additions/deletions)

FOR COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION CHECK www.eldoraspeedway.com
ELDORA SPEEDWAY
13929 S.R. 118 New Weston, OH 45348
(937) 338-3815 www.eldoraspeedway.com

CAMPING UPDATE: Camping Spaces go on sale February 23

All non-renewed camping sites for the 2011 major event weeks (Dream, Kings Royal, World 100) will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 am. Sites may NOT be purchased online - all available sites will be sold through the phone only (937-338-3815). All reserved camping sites are $35 per space.
PRELUDE TO THE DREAM UPDATE: Tickets go on sale March 1

Race tickets for the 6th annual Prelude to the Dream will go on sale Tuesday, March 1. Complete ticketing information, including times and prices will be released in the coming weeks.
 




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