Dirt race at Eldora Speedway set to pay $1,002,022 to win
In 2001, Eldora Speedway gambled on themselves. They offered a $1,000,000 winner’s check for a single race.
See the full Eldora Million payout below.
Recently, 20 years later, the track was still making payments to race winner Donnie Moran. However, the race paid for itself, multiple times over, making Eldora a national brand in the world of racing.
The Eldora Million returns to the half-mile dirt track in 2022. The race will be held on June 9, 2022, paying $1,002,022 as the highest single payout Eldora history.
The race will run before the 28th running of the $128,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream® which is set for Sat., June 11. In total, the week will payout $1.9 million.
Fans who attended the 2021 Dirt Late Model Dream will have the first option to purchase tickets to the Eldora Million. Tickets for all Eldora race will be on sale starting on Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
Tony Stewart comments
“I have said from the first-day I took ownership of Eldora that we want to make Earl and Berneice proud and continue to push the limits of race promotion,” said track owner Tony Stewart.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor their legacy than bringing back The Eldora Million® one more time for both our longtime drivers and fans as well as a whole new generation who have only heard about it.”
“And I couldn’t do it without our phenomenal partnership with Mark Floreani and his team at FloSports. I love working with them in growing our sport, showcasing our events, and creating engaging content for our fans on FloRacing, and the entire FloSports subscriber base.”
Roger Slack comments
“With today’s confirmation there will indeed be a sequel to The Eldora Million®, our great team here at Eldora now has the 2022 Major Events ticketing and camping calendar finalized,” said general manager Roger Slack.
We appreciate the patience of our loyal fans, and renewal notifications will begin showing up in their patron accounts and email by early next week for their 2022 ticket and campsite renewals. Like everything these days, it took a little longer than anticipated to deliver all of the details for a week of events of this magnitude.”
“Our team wanted to get everything right and assure an expedited renewal process for the many patrons who hold tickets to each of our major events.”
Eldora Million Format
-Last chance showdowns
-$1,002,022-to-win Championship Feature.
-The initial seeding for Thursday’s heat races will be set on Wed., June 8, via a program of tournament-style preliminary features.
Eldora Million Payout
POSTED AWARDS – WED., JUNE 8 – $118,100 (minimum)
PRELIMINARY QUALIFYING FEATURES: $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start
POSTED AWARDS – THU, JUNE 9 – $1,342,185
THE ELDORA MILLION: 1st) $1,002,022…plus commemorative trophy for driver and owner; 2nd) $100,000; 3rd) $50,000; 4th) $25,000; 5th) $15,000; 6th) $12,500; 7th) $10,000; 8th) $8,750; 9th) $8,000; 10th) $7,500; 11th) $6,500; 12th) $6,000; 13th) $5,875; 14th) $5,850; 15th) $5,822; 16th) $5,800; 17th) $5,675; 18th) $5,622; 19th) $5,600; 20th) $5,475; 21st) $5,450; 22nd) $5,422; 23rd) $5,400; and 24th) $5,022.