Tony Stewart and Roger Slack Named Promoters of the Year
By 2013 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll
Recognition Continues for Eldora Speedway’s Landmark 60th Season
ROSSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 22, 2014) – Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart and general manager Roger Slack were named the 2013 Promoters of the Year by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll.
The voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers selected Stewart for the first time in the promoter category. Slack was previously named Promoter of the Year in 2007 while at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
The duo joins Eldora founder Earl Baltes, who received the award six times between 1986 and 2004, until selling the legendary half-mile high banked clay oval to Stewart in time for the 2005 season.
“This is a real honor to be recognized in the Promoter category. Owning a historic facility like Eldora is a huge responsibility and not something we take lightly as we plan for the future,” said Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “I am especially proud of Roger and everyone at Eldora. They complement each other, work together as a team and the gains we have made the past few years enhancing the fan experience demonstrates their commitment to excellence each time we open the gates.”
This marks Stewart’s eighth honor by the North American Sprint Car Poll dating to 2001. His Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) teams have each been voted Team of the Year in the 410 and non-winged ranks on three different occasions. Stewart garnered the Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing award in 2003.
This year’s voting tally ended in a tie with Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, where Stewart has earned eight Knoxville Nationals titles as an owner. TSR driver Donny Schatz has seven Nationals triumphs over the past eight years, five of which were for TSR. Schatz was also honored this week with the 410 Sprint Car Driver of the Year award.
Reserved seating and campsites for Eldora’s major special events in 2014 – the 31st annual Kings Royal Weekend; the 20th annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic; and the 44th annual World 100 – are on sale now at (937) 338-3815 and online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
The complete schedule for Eldora’s 61st consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Tickets for all events will go on sale Monday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. EST.
Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.