ROSSBURG, Ohio – Rain hit Eldora Speedway early on Saturday afternoon, forcing Eldora Speedway officials to cancel the track’s scheduled Ohio Sprint Speedweek event.
The increasing threat of severe storms and a once promising window to which the event was constrained completely diminished, compelling Eldora and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) officials to make the difficult decision.
The storm system, which spans west to Missouri, has the region under a National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch through Sunday.
With the Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule encompassing nine straight nights of racing at eight different Ohio tracks and no available rain date, the event will not be rescheduled.
All tickets will be refunded via method of purchase. Suite holders will be contacted individually.
Next up for Eldora is the 36th Kings Royal Weekend, July 18-20.
The summer’s most-fabled event is bigger than ever, with three days of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action culminating in Saturday night’s 40-lap spectacle paying $175,000-to-win.