Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway
The Kings Royal is run at Eldora Speedway which is located near Rossburg, Ohio. The Kings Royal, with its traditional side-by-side battles, has annually earned the reputation as one of the nations' leading sprint car events. Eldora Speedway, home of the Kings Royal, is a half-mile clay oval where winged sprint cars can reach speeds of up to 180 MPH.
It is the pomp and circumstance of the Kings Royal that makes the event so special. A trip to the legendary Eldora throne by the 40-lap feature winner to receive the crown is an experience coveted amongst those in the sprint car community. First run in 1984, a total of 12 drivers have made that trip, led by veteran Steve Kinser with 6 wins at the Kings Royal. Joining Kinser with multiple Kings Royal wins are Jac Haudenschild (3), Doug Wolgang (2), Sammy Swindell (2) and Dave Blaney (2), while single event winners include Donny Kreitz Jr, Bobby Davis Jr, Johnny Herrera, Dale Blaney, Mark Kinser, Joey Saldana and Jason Sides.