To get an idea of just how stacked the field at ESW 2020 is, not only are the 4 big Oktoberfast winners signed up, fans will also be treated to the likes of powerhouse drivers like Mat Williamson, who just scored a huge win in the Short Track Super Series Speed Showcase 200. "Money" Mat Williamson was also OCFS's Centennial Race Weekend winner in 2019, taking home an astounding $100,000 pay check and earning his moniker. To further assert his dominance, Williamson would return to OCFS a few months later for ESW 2019 to win the Small Block 100-lapper. Can the Ontario native driver take home another big pay check on a long distance race? Not if fellow Canadian and NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen has anything to say about it.
MORE THAN $21,000 IN SPECIAL AWARDS ADDED TO EASTERN STATES WEEKEND PURSE AND LAP PRIZE MONEY AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY
Competitors in all four racing divisions---United Rental Equipment Big-Block DIRTcar Modifieds, H.O. Penn Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stocks---will see their posted purse and lap prize money enhanced by more than $21,000 in special awards during the two-day 59th Annual Eastern States Weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 23-24 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.
A Dirt Racing tradition keeps on running; Orange County Fair Speedway is happy to announce the 59th annual Eastern States 200 in October. The ES 200 is the oldest Modified Stock Car race in the USA having started in 1962. This year’s Eastern States Weekend will be trimmed to a 2 day event taking place on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th. As always the action will include the Big Block Modifieds, Small Block Modifieds, Crate Sportsman and the Street Stock divisions. In the event of a rain out or delay, Sunday October 25th has been reserved.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed on public gatherings, Orange County Fair Speedway’s 2020 weekly racing series only lasted two months. But during that time there was plenty of exciting racing at the historic Middletown, New York five-eighths-mile clay-surfaced speedway and some outstanding performances by several drivers.
OCFS will be holding ONE FINAL special practice on Monday, Oct. 5th from 6-9PM for any interested teams looking to get in some seat time before DIRTcar's OktoberFast events. Please call the speedway office at 845-342-2573 to preregister (required). Space is limited!
Anyone who wishes to attend is encouraged to visit the “Orange County Fair – New York” Facebook page, where you can enter to win 4 free $10 food vouchers and a $20 VIP parking spot simply by liking and commenting on the pinned post! The contest will remain open until Thursday, Sept. 24th, the opening night of the Festival.
Tues. 9/22 will be the final Tuesday Night Test and Tune session at OCFS for the 2020 season. While the track's been shutdown, the OCFS crew has been using the Test and Tunes as an opportunity to tune our track prep process and really work at cutting dust and making a great racing surface. All in all, track management is happy to report that it has been a success.
In anticipation of a return to racing in 2020 (for ESW 2020? stay tuned), catch up on the shortened 2020 season of Saturday Night racing at OCFS with these race recap videos. Full events can also be purchased, Video-On-Demand style in the "Live Streaming" section.
With county fairs across New York State, cancelled for the 2020 season, you might be wondering how you’re going to get your fried Oreo fix? Sure, you can get a burger, hot dogs and some other fair classics at one of your favorite local eateries, but it’s just somehow not the same as visiting vendors at the fair. The Orange County Fair Drive-Thru Fair Food Festival is the socially distanced answer to any fair foodie’s prayers! The event scheduled to take place on Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-4 at the Orange County fairgrounds, in Middletown NY, will feature a “Drive-Thru” style format where fairgoers enter the grounds in their vehicle, drive up to designated “stops” or areas with certain types of fair foods and receive window service like a classic drive-in diner!
Last Night's (9/1) Tuesday Night Test and Tune was yet another successful test of OCFS's new track prep procedures as well as being a packed house. The pits were at max capacity for what is allowed at a practice session! As things at OCFS are still up in the air regarding a return to regular operations, track management is announcing another Tuesday Night Test and Tune for Tuesday, September 8th, from 6-9PM.