Drivers Would Welcome Eldora
By: Jeff Wackerlin - @JWackerlin Twitter and Instagram | MRN.com on October 26, 2012 | 12:10 P.M. EST
Will Eldora Speedway host the Truck Series in the future? (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Ty Dillon and Parker Kligerman are among the drivers that would welcome Eldora Speedway to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
Dillon, who spent last weekend racing in the Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Ohio, talked about the possibilty of Eldora being on the schedule after a test was conducted at the Ohio track.
"It would be exciting for the series," said Dillon, who was one of the drivers at the test. "It’s a real dirt track instead of a horse racing track. It'll be different, but I'm looking forward to it if we do it. It'll be a great show if it does happen. Hopefully it will benefit us, but I'm sure all the drivers will love it. It will open up a new chapter for NASCAR - something new and something great."
Kligerman won in his only two dirt starts in the ARCA Racing Series in 2009, at Duquoin State Fairgrounds and Illinois State Fairgrounds.
""I look at it as, ‘Hey, let’s do it,' " Kligerman said. "I've said I would never do a dirt race again because I have a perfect record.
"I think any diversification of our schedule is enhancing our series and in a lot of ways, I think adding a road course or adding a dirt track - when you have a well-rounded champion like that, you can consider that guy to be a well-rounded racecar driver. Adding dirt racing and road courses only adds to that.”