36th Annual Kings Royal To Pay $175,000 To Win At Eldora Speedway

Eldora Speedway officials recently announced that the 36th annual Kings Royal will pay a blockbuster $175,000-to-win. This makes it the richest one-day winner’s payout in Winged Sprint Car racing this year.

The Kings Royal weekend, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and all of Sprint Car racing’s royalty, takes place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July-18-19-20 at the Tony Stewart, owned oval in Rossburg, Ohio.

Renown for the most unique victory lane in all of motorsports, filled with pomp and circumstance surrounding the post-race crowning of the “King,” the winner’s purse has remained steadfast at $50,000 since the inaugural Kings Royal in 1984.

With today’s announcement, the posted awards for the week, including point fund contributions and specialty awards, bring the 2019 Kings Royal Weekend purse to $594,275. A massive increase from just a few years ago when the purse monies stretched to $181,000.

Donny Schatz won his third-straight Kings Royal in 2018. (CampbellPhoto.com)

In keeping with the theme of ‘To the Victor Goes the Spoils,’ the prize money for second place will remain at $20,000.

In 2018, Donny Schatz streaked to his third-straight Kings Royal triumph.

The 2019 edition of Kings Royal Weekend actually kicks off on Wednesday, July 17 with the re-scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series and USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars “#LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader” that was interrupted by inclement weather on Saturday, May 11. The #LetsRaceTwo event will be restarted in its entirety.

Prior to this announcement, reserved seats, tickets and campsites were selling at a record pace. For more information on the historic event, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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