26th Dirt Late Model Dream Pushed To 2021

Drivers battle for position during Friday's Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary event at Eldora Speedway. (Paul Arch Photo)
The 26th edition of the Dirt Late Model Dream has been postponed until 2021. (Paul Arch Photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway officials have announced the 26th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream has been rescheduled for early June of 2021.

With restrictions on mass gatherings issued by federal and state authorities remaining in effect, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to have Eldora’s 67th season of racing on hold.

Additional events scheduled for June are also in jeopardy.

All advance purchase tickets, pit passes, campsites and suite admissions for the 26th Dirt Late Model Dream will be honored for the rescheduled date in early June 2021. Race fans should retain all tickets, credentials, passes and receipts they have received to date.

Officials will communicate updated event information direct to patron accounts as it becomes available.

Speedway officials are working with local and state agencies to determine a safe return to racing for all constituents. Crafted with guidance from local and state officials, Eldora is developing a plan for a non-spectator event to take place on the weekend of June 4-6.

The proposal, currently in review, consists of dirt late model teams working in a controlled and closed setting for an invitational event streamed online.

Access to the event will be restricted to working track and series officials, pre-approved racers and pit crews, the EMS/Fire and track safety team, and members of the broadcast production team.

All participants will be required to follow a defined safety protocol, including but not limited to pre-entry medical screenings, face coverings, and social distancing. The event is being planned in accordance with the latest CDC, OHSA, federal, state and local guidance.

Additional details surrounding this potential event will be released upon approval of local and state authorities.