ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway officials have announced the 39th 4-Crown Nationals have been rescheduled to late September of 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
On Aug. 19, as part of Governor Mike DeWine and the State of Ohio’s continued efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the Ohio Department of Health issued the “Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports.”
The robust mandate is the first to address spectators at grandstand events – including speedways – since the state of emergency was declared in March.
The 4-Crown Nationals weekend is anchored by the United States Auto Club and the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series, AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship, and Silver Crown Champ Car divisions. In recent years, the 4-Crown has enjoyed a renaissance and evolved into a homecoming for the nation’s premier open wheel racing series.
Beginning with a new Friday night event for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2008, it was followed by the addition of Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions by Mobil 1 Sprint Cars in 2016, which restored the Saturday night program to ‘four crowns.’
The event also celebrates the sport’s past with appearances by historic and vintage cars, as well as the sport’s future, with three days of racing for over 250 USAC quarter midget racers at “Little Eldora.”
After thoroughly assessing ODH’s requirements for attendees, participants, spectators, and venues, Eldora and series officials made the decision to reschedule the event for 2021.
Fans who purchased reserved seats, general admission tickets and campsites for the 39th 4-Crown should retain their tickets, camping credentials and receipts at this time.
Upcoming non-spectator events at Eldora include the $50,000-to-win Intercontinental Classic for dirt late models on Sept. 10-12 and the $50,000-to-win Governors Reign for the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars on Sept. 22-23.