Brian Deitz ~ Northern Ohio Racing Report

As most race tracks across Ohio have opened their gates, Eldora Speedway, owned by past NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart has had no such luck. Despite continuous efforts to work with local and state officials, Eldora Speedway was forced to move the event.

In a statement released by the track on Monday, the 37th King Royal has been rescheduled for next summer.

“Governor Mike DeWine text me to deliver the unfortunate news,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway in a statement released by the track. “While acknowledging the importance of our events, especially for Darke County, he stated the orders in place continue to prohibit spectators from motorsports events.

The decision to reschedule the Kings Royal weekend comes as Ohio gets set to host a busy week of racing. Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The annual event will feature 7 tracks, 9 races and cover 10 days. Ironically enough, Stewart also owns the All Star Circuit of Champions.

The status of other marquee events at Eldora Speedway such as the Eldora Dirt Derby, World 100 and 4-Crown Nationals remains unknown.