Racing returns to Elko on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Come welcome in a great 2014 season at the NASCAR Opener. Elko Speedway welcomes in the racing season with all seven of its divisions, plus a special appearance from Terri Traen of 92 KQRS. Terri will be on the concourse for a meet and greet, handing out five dollar bills to anyone who stops and says hello. Throughout the racing opener we will see features from our Super Late Models, Big 8s, Thunder Cars, Power Stocks, Mini Stocks, Legends and Bandoleros. With drivers fresh on the track, race fans are sure to see some action.
This season Elko is bringing a wide variety of family fun, entertainment and NASCAR action. Elko’s entertainment has expanded to opening their very own Champions Drive-In Theater, bringing in an age old tradition and carrying the theme of automobiles and entertainment. Included in nights at the track will be several musical acts throughout the summer at Champions Event Centre. Bringing in acts like Lost Highway, GB Leighton, The Johnny Holm Band, The Rowdy Cowboy Show, Classic Rock Legends Head East and the always entertaining arena rock spectacle known as Hairball. One thing is certain, Elko is sure to wrap up its race nights with some good music and celebration. Along with a great concert selection the speedway will also bring you right to the edge of your seat with performances from Rolling Thunder, Mechanical Mischief, Heart Breaker, Flag Pole and Outhouse races, Justin Sayne Motor Sport Stunts, Megasaurous and Jet Car, Drifters, Timberworks Lumberjacks, Burnt Rubber Fire Show, Rescue Dogs, Fireworks Show, Green Mamba Jet Car, Figure 8 Trailer Races, Rich Weiber Bicycle Stunt Show, JJ Romans Motocross Stunts, plus getting the crowd involved with Spectator Drags and so much more. Each night Elko Speedway will have added entertainment for racing enthusiasts, great food and beverage and fans are sure to enjoy themselves at the premier racing facility in Minnesota and the Midwest.
This year many improvements have been made to the facility, including a brand new ticketing system where patrons won’t even need to leave their car to get their tickets. Elko Speedway has eliminated the use of its ticketing windows and has brought the ticketing experience right to the parking lot. Along with improvements to the parking lot they have also made the switch to accept credit cards throughout the whole track. No more fussing with the ATM when you want a beverage or a snack, all concessions, bar and souvenir stand now accept major credit cards. In its 49th year in business Elko Speedway hopes to bring the best entertainment yet, along with seamless and streamlined ticketing and vending. See you in 2014 drivers and fans for yet another great season at your home town race track and entertainment hub, Elko Speedway!