Rain postpones Prelude to the Dream race at Eldora


Queen Calypso
Apr 29, 2009
ROSSBURG, Ohio -- Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream. The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.

The wet weather made it impossible to run the event that was slated to benefit four military-themed charities -- Wounded Warrior Project, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Homefront and Fisher House.

"We worked really hard to make sure everything was right for the drivers, fans and viewers at home on HBO Pay-Per-View, but the weather was the one element we couldn't control," said Tony Stewart, two-time Sprint Cup Series champion and owner of Eldora Speedway.

Those who have already purchased the Prelude to the Dream on HBO Pay-Per-View, which was slated to begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, will be refunded.


Active Member
Oct 12, 2008
New Paris, OH
Hey, cool, now maybe I can go to the makeup race. I couldn't get off work for this one. I went to the first two. It's a good time. Plus the track is only about a 35 minute drive for me.