Knight before the Kings Royal
Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH
Friday, July 15, 2022
Event Info

Knight before the Kings Royal
July 13, 2022 to July 16, 2022
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Event Description
Four nights, one massive week at Eldora! The $175,000-to-win Kings Royal on Saturday is preceded by the return of the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One on Thursday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Late Model Track Record
14.761 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 10/12/18

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Eastern

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Stadium Seating
they must be a maximum of 17" wide, not impede aisles, and may not have arms.

Handicapped Seating
The top row of main grandstand and terrace sections. Reserved seats are recommended. Companion seating is available, please request when ordering tickets. Chair not provided.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older. Minors aged 14 through 17 require fully completed Minor Waiver & Parental Consent form.

Personal Coolers
Yes, personal coolers are allowed in the track. Maximum size is 14" in any direction. Glass items are prohibited. Fans cannot bring in their own alcohol.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Concessions

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
State law prohibits smoking in all spectator areas, buildings, structures and lines. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.

Parking Cost
$5.00 or FREE

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup, showers, sanitary facility, waste services

Closest Airport
Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Other Airport
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport

Track Info

Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Track Phone
(937) 338-3815

Ticket Phone
(937) 338-3815

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

SIR DAVID: Gravel Wins #TheKnightBefore at Eldora, Prepares for Kings Royal Tonight

For the second time in a span of three days, David Gravel once again found Eldora Speedway Victory Lane at a Crown Jewel prelim. On Wednesday, it was Joker’s Wild; today, it was The Knight Before.

Starting from fourth in the postponed Feature on Saturday afternoon, Gravel quickly worked forward in the Big Game Motorsports #2. He drove by the current championship leader, Brad Sweet, to take second on Lap four and completed a super slider on Rico Abreu to steal the lead on Lap 9.

From there, it was a  bout of lap traffic and tire conservation in the 25-lap afternoon delight special. The Watertown, CT native had just enough tread left on his Hoosier Tire and cleared the scales post-race to score the victory by a margin of victory of 1.409-seconds.

His second win of the week and fourth win of the season brings him to 73 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, giving him sole possession of 12th on the All-Time Win List.

It’s his fifth-career Eldora Speedway victory and offers a big boost of confidence and momentum into tonight as the 30-year-old chases his first Kings Royal crown. He’s topped the Knoxville Nationals and National Open, but the throne and $175,000 payday still eludes him.

“Live I’ve been saying, we’re extremely consistent and right there ready to challenge for wins, we just needed a little tweak,” Gravel commented. “Sprint Car Racing is the toughest it has ever been and every single position, every single win is hard to come by. The day show isn’t ideal but the drivers, track, and fans all made the most of it I think. It feels damn good to grab two already this week, now we just need to add the big one tonight.”

By virtue of his victory this afternoon, Gravel once again reserves the right to qualify whenever he would like during Kings Royal Qualifying this evening.

“That takes a lot of stress off,” he noted on the unique advantage. “We’re probably gonna go fairly again and try to set QuickTime. Then we just need to win that Heat from fourth and go after that money.”

With the preliminary action all wrapped up, teams are now focused on the 39th Kings Royal tonight on DIRTVision, an event offering a $175,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start Feature.

The 39th Kings Royal concludes tonight, paying $175,000-to-win. [Trent Gower]

After leading the opening nine laps, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA slipped back to finish second after Gravel cleared him with a slider through traffic. It’s his second podium of the week at Eldora Speedway and only adds more momentum ahead of tonight’s 39th Kings Royal.

“We’ve got such great balance right now,” Abreu noted. “This Rowdy #24 is awesome to drive right now. It’s a pleasure working with Ricky [Warner] and the rest of these guys. Shoutout to you fans for packing this place, even for a day race. We’ll get this thing in Victory Lane soon.”

While Brad Sweet’s winless streak extended to 28 races, the Grass Valley, CA native kept it consistent as he earned his 14th podium finish of the 2022 season in third-place. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 team now turns their attention to chasing a third Kings Royal title tonight.

“We’ve got a big night ahead of us,” Sweet said. “I wasn’t good on the starts today, it just felt like I was spinning the tires so bad. I knew we needed lap traffic to have a shot, but David beat us there when Rico got hung up. I could see it all unfolding in front of me, but there was just nothing I could do about it.”

Rounding out the top-five in Saturday afternoon’s program was Spencer Bayston in fourth aboard the CJB #5, and Hunter Schuerenberg in fifth aboard the Tony Vermeer #55.

Carson Macedo earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a sensational 24th-t0-sixth run aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, matching the largest charge of the 2022 season. Closing out the top-10 behind him was Giovanni Scelzi, Donny Schatz, Anthony Macri, and Justin Peck.


Updated Career Podium Totals – Gravel (181st), Abreu (27th), Sweet (247th). [Trent Gower]

UP NEXT (Wed-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series concludes a week of racing tonight with the 39th Kings Royal offering a $175,000-to-win, $5,000-to-start Feature. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. David Gravel (4); 2. Rico Abreu (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Spencer Bayston (5); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 6. Carson Macedo (24); 7. Giovanni Scelzi (9); 8. Donny Schatz (14); 9. Anthony Macri (12); 10. Justin Peck (16); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (17); 12. Logan Schuchart (25); 13. Cory Eliason (8); 14. Danny Dietrich (10); 15. Brock Zearfoss (22); 16. Kerry Madsen (18); 17. Daryn Pittman (7); 18. James McFadden (23); 19. Kraig Kinser (15); 20. Zeb Wise (20); 21. Parker Price-Miller (11); 22. Brian Brown (21); 23. Logan Wagner (13); 24. Tyler Courtney (6); 25. Jacob Allen (26); 26. Kasey Kahne (27); 27. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19). Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-9; David Gravel 10-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Carson Macedo[+18]

NEW Championship Standings (After 39/77 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (5,300); 2. David Gravel (-42); 3. Carson Macedo (-58); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-80); 5. Logan Schuchart (-122); 6. Donny Schatz (-164); 7. Spencer Bayston (-280); 8. James McFadden (-304); 9. Jacob Allen (-464); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-570).

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Feature Results
14+32David Gravel 250.00016Running150$10,000
21-124Rico Abreu 25-1.4099Running146$6,000
32-149Brad Sweet 25-4.491Running144$3,500
45+15Spencer Bayston 25-5.740Running142$2,800
53-255WHunter Schuerenberg 25-6.096Running140$2,500
624+1841Carson Macedo 25-6.595Running138$2,300
79+218Giovanni Scelzi 25-7.002Running136$2,200
814+615Donny Schatz 25-7.740Running134$2,100
912+339MAnthony Macri 25-9.150Running132$2,050
1016+613Justin Peck 25-9.526Running130$2,000
1117+617Sheldon Haudenschild 25-9.658Running128$1,600
1225+131SLogan Schuchart 25-10.104Running126$1,400
138-571Cory Eliason 25-10.353Running124$1,200
1410-448Danny Dietrich 25-10.384Running122$1,100
1522+73ZBrock Zearfoss 25-11.642Running120$1,050
1618+283JRKerry Madsen 25-13.750Running118$1,000
177-1039Daryn Pittman 25-17.523Running116$1,000
1823+583James McFadden 24-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1915-411KKraig Kinser 24-1 LapsRunning112$1,000
2020026Zeb Wise 24-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2111-1011Parker Price-Miller 13-12 LapsRunning108$1,000
2221-121Brian Brown 8-17 LapsRunning106$1,000
2313-101Logan Wagner 8-17 LapsRunning104$1,000
246-187BCTyler Courtney 5-20 LapsRunning102$1,000
2526+11AJacob Allen 5-20 LapsRunning102$0
2627+19Kasey Kahne 2-23 LapsRunning102$0
2719-815HSam Hafertepe Jr2-23 LapsRunning102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
12+121Brian Brown 120.00012Running0$0
21-13ZBrock Zearfoss 12-0.769Running0$0
33083James McFadden 12-1.752Running0$0
47+341Carson Macedo 12-2.613Running0$0
56+1101Lachlan McHugh 12-3.230Running90$300
64-21AJacob Allen 12-4.766Running90$250
75-21AUMarcus Dumesny 12-5.521Running90$225
812+417BBill Balog 12-6.527Running90$200
913+49Kasey Kahne 12-7.044Running90$200
1017+747XDylan Westbrook 12-8.085Running90$200
1116+54Cap Henry 12-8.888Running90$200
1211-13Ayrton Gennetten 12-10.586Running90$200
1315+249XTanner Thorson 12-13.012Running90$200
1410-470Sammy Swindell 10-2 LapsRunning90$200
159-655TMcKenna Haase 7-5 LapsRunning90$200
1618+27SRobbie Price 6-6 LapsRunning90$200
178-921HBrady Bacon 5-7 LapsRunning90$200
1814-45TTravis Philo 0-12 LapsRunning90$200
C Main Race Results
17+647XDylan Westbrook 80.0006Running0$0
21-17SRobbie Price 8-2.6832Running0$0
36+311TT.J. Stutts 8-4.543Running90$150
42-220GNoah Gass 8-5.213Running90$150
54-199Skylar Gee 8-7.452Running90$150
610+46Bill Rose 4-4 LapsRunning90$125
712+51SLogan Schuchart 1-7 LapsRunning0$0
89+12XStuart Brubaker 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
93-619WChris Windom 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
105-510Dave Blaney 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
118-397Greg Wilson 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
1211-140Logan Fenton 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
1313081Lee Jacobs 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
1414019Brent Marks 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
1515057Kyle Larson 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
1616055Alex Bowman 0-8 LapsRunning90$125
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11024Rico Abreu 60.0006Running
22049Brad Sweet 6-1.922Running
33055WHunter Schuerenberg 6-3.517Running
45+12David Gravel 6-4.079Running
54-15Spencer Bayston 6-4.992Running
6607BCTyler Courtney 6-5.610Running
78+139Daryn Pittman 6-7.770Running
87-171Cory Eliason 6-8.711Running
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11039Daryn Pittman 80.0008Running
23+17BCTyler Courtney 8-1.480Running
32-118Giovanni Scelzi 8-2.979Running
45+11Logan Wagner 8-4.416Running
510+517Sheldon Haudenschild 8-5.135Running
66083James McFadden 8-6.068Running
74-31AUMarcus Dumesny 8-7.659Running
811+355TMcKenna Haase 8-8.786Running
97-29Kasey Kahne 8-9.772Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1105Spencer Bayston 80.0008Running
24+249Brad Sweet 8-2.211Running
32-111Parker Price-Miller 8-3.591Running
46+211KKraig Kinser 8-5.185Running
59+415HSam Hafertepe Jr8-5.949Running
63-33ZBrock Zearfoss 8-7.168Running
711+441Carson Macedo 8-8.210Running
8803Ayrton Gennetten 8-9.248Running
95-449XTanner Thorson 8-9.836Running
107-37SRobbie Price 8-10.622Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+155WHunter Schuerenberg 80.0005Running
21-171Cory Eliason 8-0.5603Running
36+348Danny Dietrich 8-2.529Running
45+115Donny Schatz 8-2.814Running
53-283JRKerry Madsen 8-4.316Running
67+11AJacob Allen 8-4.635Running
74-321Brian Brown 8-5.578Running
810+270Sammy Swindell 8-6.585Running
9905TTravis Philo 8-8.513Running
108-220GNoah Gass 8-9.365Running
1111099Skylar Gee 8-10.692Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
22024Rico Abreu 8-1.626Running
33039MAnthony Macri 8-3.197Running
44013Justin Peck 8-4.345Running
56+126Zeb Wise 8-6.414Running
65-1101Lachlan McHugh 8-7.469Running
77021HBrady Bacon 8-8.126Running
810+217BBill Balog 8-8.899Running
911+24Cap Henry 8-10.374Running
109-119WChris Windom 8-12.602Running
118-310Dave Blaney 6-2 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
12039Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK12.9430.000
2185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN12.996-0.053
3918Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA13.001-0.058
4411Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN13.021-0.078
5157BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN13.059-0.116
6263ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.069-0.126
7271AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW13.077-0.134
8349Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.086-0.143
9221Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA13.092-0.149
102349XTanner Thorson Minden, NV13.102-0.159
111183James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.112-0.169
12711KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.128-0.185
13139Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.150-0.207
1467SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.153-0.210
151919Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.166-0.223
16173Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO13.183-0.240
17257Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.186-0.243
182115HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.187-0.244
19117Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.226-0.283
201655Alex Bowman Tucson, AZ13.318-0.375
21101SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.328-0.385
22881Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH13.384-0.441
231211TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA13.419-0.476
24244Cap Henry Bellevue, OH13.426-0.483
25146Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.453-0.510
262547XDylan Westbrook Scotland, ON13.480-0.537
2752XStuart Brubaker Fremont, OH13.606-0.663
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1871Cory Eliason Visalia, CA12.9510.000
2262David Gravel Watertown, CT12.968-0.017
31155WHunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO12.989-0.038
41024Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA13.038-0.087
51283JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA13.042-0.091
6639MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA13.044-0.093
72721Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.053-0.102
8213Justin Peck Monrovia, IN13.101-0.150
92515Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.102-0.151
105101Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD13.200-0.249
112048Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA13.215-0.264
12926Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.223-0.272
13171AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.224-0.273
14121HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK13.228-0.277
151820GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.251-0.300
161310Dave Blaney High Point, NC13.260-0.309
17225TTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.268-0.317
18719WChris Windom Canton, IL13.284-0.333
19470Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN13.300-0.349
201917BBill Balog North Pole, AK13.316-0.365
212341Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.341-0.390
222155TMcKenna Haase Des Moines, IA13.410-0.459
231699Skylar Gee Leduc, AB13.490-0.539
241497Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.651-0.700
251540Logan Fenton Hillsboro, OH14.419-1.468

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