Eldora Speedway Named “My Favorite Track” by Readers
of SPEED SPORT Magazine and NationalSpeedSportNews.com
Historic Ohio Oval Bests Speedways From Across North America for Third Consecutive Year
ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 28, 2014) – Officials from SPEED SPORT Magazine and NationalSpeedSportNews.com, America’s trusted motorsports authority since 1934, announced today that their readers have voted Eldora Speedway as ‘My Favorite Track’ for the third consecutive year.
Located just 60 miles northwest of Dayton, Ohio in historic Darke County, the .500-mile clay oval, owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, garnered 19.4 percent of the vote outdistancing Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway’s 10.6 percent share. A total of 274 tracks received votes in the online contest that boasted participation by nearly five-times more individual fans than the 2013 contest. Eldora bested Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2013 and 2012 voting.
“Whenever someone visits Eldora for the first time, their initial comments are about the number of campers and the size of the crowd — and they still have yet to see cars on the track,” said Eldora Speedway General Manager Roger Slack. “Our dedicated and loyal fans are as much a part of the Eldora experience as the breathtaking action on the high banks and that is why this award carries such significance to everyone here — because it is the fans who continue to vote Eldora Speedway as their favorite track in the country.”
SPEED SPORT and the National Speedway Directory will present the “My Favorite Tracks” award later this year.
The Top 10
1. Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio
2. Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa
3. Oswego Speedway, Oswego, N.Y.
4. Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
5. Salina Highbanks Speedway, Salina, Okla.
6. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind.
7. Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
8. Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Ind.
9. Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind.
10. Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
About Eldora Speedway:
Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 61st season in 2014, Eldora hosts some of the biggest events in short-track racing including the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers, the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal, the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic and the 44th Annual World 100. The historic, half-mile dirt oval features the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Dirt Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, USAC National Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, U.S. Hot Rod Association Monster Jam, Eldora Stocks and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – the only NASCAR National Series event to be held on a dirt track. To learn more, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com or call the Eldora Speedway box office at (937) 338-3815. Additionally, behind-the-scenes access can be found by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and by viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is also available for download via iTunes and Google Play.