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Eldora’s Roger Slack Named Promoter Of The Year
February 13, 2020
The Ohio-based promoter garnered over 73% of the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year (ARPY) votes during the final round of balloting. The announcement was made during the 47th Annual RPM Workshops in Daytona Beach.
Eldora’s Roger Slack Named Promoter Of The Year

Eldora Speedway’s promoter and general manager Roger Slack was named Auto Racing Promoter of the Year (ARPY) during the 47th Annual RPM Workshops in Daytona Beach, Florida. The honor, awarded for the 44th consecutive year by Racing Promotion Monthly, is selected by promoters of over 1,200 speedways, drag strips and road courses across North America.

Additionally, the 36th annual Kings Royal race at Eldora Speedway was awarded as the Outstanding Annual Short Track Event of the Year. Previously honored in 1997, the $175k-to-win staple is the first event to earn the accolade for a second time.

“This is a tremendous honor to be able to accept this award on behalf of our entire team at Eldora,” said Slack, who garnered over 73% of the ARPY votes during the final round of balloting. “Eldora has such a great history and our entire team, sometimes as many as 400-500 at our biggest events, earned this honor with their hard work and welcoming nature... we’re fortunate that Tony [Stewart] continues to provide us with the resources to grow Eldora and continue the legacy built by Earl and Berneice [Baltes].”

Slack has worked his entire career in the racing industry. His family’s footprints in racing date back four generations, starting with his great grandparents, who were involved in thoroughbred horse racing. His grandfather, Bob Slack, was the visionary behind Canada, Ontario’s Cayuga Speedway (now known as Jukasa Motor Speedway).

His father, Randy, was an accomplished short track racer on both asphalt and dirt in late models, big block modifieds and big rig semi trucks. Roger’s younger brother, Bobby, is a business partner at Bicknell Racing Products, the dirt modified and specialty parts manufacturer.

“Short track racing has always been our family’s passion,” Slack continued. “It is what we have always done and today, this award is not just for me, but for everyone at Eldora and all of those who have believed in me throughout my career.”

For more information, visit eldoraspeedway.com.