Eldora Speedway’s crown jewel dirt late model event postponed with flooding on the way
World 100 event postponed until October
ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 7, 2018) – A dire forecast that will bring several inches of flooding rain to the area has forced Eldora Speedway officials to postpone the balance of the 48th World 100 weekend to Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th.
“The news on the weather just keeps getting worse, flash flood watches are becoming warnings and green on the radar is turning red,” said Roger Slack, General Manager.
“We need to be mindful of the safety of our fans, guests and competitors. There is a lot of rain coming, the Wabash is rising quickly, the infield may flood, and we are expecting very heavy winds. It’s best that we get the campers and racers on their way back home and hold the event in far more enjoyable conditions on October 12th and 13th,” Slack concluded.
The postponement turns Eldora’s #LastCallForThemAll season finale into a three-day blockbuster with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series already scheduled for Sunday, October 14th.
This announcement is being made in the interest of public safety. Fans and competitors should retain all tickets, wristbands and camping permits as rainchecks for the rescheduled event. Full details will be posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com when available.
About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.
Eldora is celebrating its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend; the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt; the 48th Annual World 100 Weekend; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd.
The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 4.2-million times
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Related: 2018 World 100 Results (Thursday)