We are now just a week away from the first big special format event at OCFS, a twin 50-lap feature on Thursday, July 2nd, also featuring the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars. With an enhanced $5,000 to win each 50-lap feature, some of dirt racing's finest will be there looking to claim victory, confirmed among them already is Stewart Friesen, NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver.
The Northeast's favorite racing Power Couple, Stewart and Jessica Friesen, will both make their return to OCFS for Saturday, June 27th's racing program in the United Rentals DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, and they'll be bringing the Halmar Race For Hunger with them! The Halmar Race to Beat Hunger has already donated over 16 tons of food to local food banks, and now they want to make an even bigger impact.
The Friesens' goal is to increase awareness and to raise $200,000 for local food banks. Check out The Halmar Race For Hunger Website where for each donation of $100 or more, you can receive a commemorative Halmar Racing to Beat Hunger T-Shirt.
Beginning this Saturday night 6/27, OCFS race fans will be offered a rare, unique viewing opportunity. We will have a limited number of “Drive In” viewing spots available for purchase in the infield area. For the next several race events including the Twin 50 / USAC show race fans will have the option of watching the races from the Drive in or the Infield / Pit area.
Anthony Perrego continued his winning ways Saturday night at Orange County Fair Speedway, guiding Brian Smith's Superior Remodeling No. 44 TEO to victory in a Big Block Modified 30-lap feature race that was red flagged twice and wrecked half a dozen cars in a high speed backstretch mishap.
With just 3 weeks of racing behind us at Orange County, Anthony Perrego has shown race fans that the “House of Power” is his house, and he will protect it. The hometown kid already boasts 3 combined Big Block/Small Block wins in 2020, but his reign goes back to 2017, when he clinched his first track championship in the 358 Small Block division. It would be the next year that Perrego scored his first Big Block Championship aboard the no.44 Superior Remodeling Modified. Though unable to come back in 2019 with another Big Block championship, Perrego did revisit his Small Block throne with another championship in the co-headlining division at OCFS.
The United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds will be racing for enhanced prize money during their next two outings at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. On Saturday, June 27, the winner of the 30-lap feature race for the ground-shaking Big-Block Modifieds will earn $5,000, a 67-percent increase over the standard weekly first place money. Then just days later, on Thursday, July 2, action returns to the historic five-eighths-mile clay speedway for a spectacular doubleheader program featuring both the United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds and the Rapid Tire East Coast USAC Sprint Cars.
Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, NY authored a career night Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway when he swept to back to back victories in the 30-lap Big Block Modified and 25-lap Small Block Modified features.
Perrego, who has won track titles in each of the last three years at OCFS, rode different paths in each of the winning rides.
“It's the first time I've ever swept,” Perrego said. “Came close a few times. It feels that we hit the set up with two different cars so well.”
Drive-In tickets for the 2020 season at OCFS can be purchased at the fan entry gate on the day of events. We are no longer selling by the spot, tickets will now be sold individually with no restrictions on number of occupants per car. Adults - $20, Seniors - $16, Kids (12 & Under) - FREE, Parking Fee - $1. Gates open at 4pm. If you would like to reserve a specific spot for an additional $25 charge, please use the Ticket Request Form on the “Drive-In Tickets” page to submit a request for tickets. Starting on Tuesdays the week of a Saturday race, the Ticket Request Form will be live here on this page and stay live until 5PM Friday. Submit your form with all fields filled out and an OCFS team member will call you to complete the order process starting on Wednesday. Forms will be responded to in the order of which they are received. Please do not call the speedway to reserve a spot, use the "Ticket Request Form" instead. If you do not require a reservation, simply show up on event day to purchase tickets! Thank you for your patience.
DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds Headline the Program Both Dates
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Orange Crush Spring Smashtacular originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13 will not be held. Instead, the second week of high-powered stock car racing will echo through the historic Middletown, New York fairgrounds. Headlining the three-division program will be the United Rentals Big-Block DIRTcar Modifieds. They will be joined by the Small-Block Modifieds and the always exciting Street Stocks. A series of qualifying races will set the fields for each division's feature race.
Stewart Friesen, Jared Labagh Win Opening Night OCFS Modifeid, Sportsman Features
Stewart Friesen flew by race leader Matt Sheppard with two laps remaining in the Jimmy Horton Tribute 43-lap Big Block Modified feature to win the feature. Friesen earned $4300, a figure commemorating honoree Jimmy Horton's family's long time car number.