Chuck McKee celebrated his 51st birthday in the best way a driver could as the Middletown Missile earned his 25th career Modified Win in the 30-lap Modified Feature tonight. It was also on this date twenty years ago that the chauffer was involved in a horrific crash featuring a violent series of flips on the homestretch and was knocked unconscious. McKee in pocketing his second win of the season also took sole possession of the season long point standings as the leader. Starting eighth in the 26-car field, McKee took the lead from Steve Dodd on lap 15 and held on despite two late cautions that allowed Brett Hearn to apply pressure for the popular win. Following McKee and Hearn at the finish was early leader Dodd, Kirk Horton, and Gary Edwards Jr.
The late Ray Brown, a pioneering Modified driver in the 1950s and later a standout ARDC Midget racer, will be honored as a 2019 inductee into the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame. Driver inductions and special award ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, July 25, at the Northeast Dirt Modified Museum and Hall of Fame on the grounds of Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY.
The Official Orange County Fair Speedway App has crossed the finished line after months of development. Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store is a new way for race fans to interact online with America's oldest continuously operated dirt track and celebrate 100 years of dirt stock car racing in Middletown, NY. Fans can access news articles and researched pieces on OCFS history, listen to the official OCFS Podcast "Talkin Dirty with Jake," compete in fan contests with the "Fan Cam" feature and more!
The 100 year-old Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY has hosted a number of Indy 500 winners throughout it's history
Anthony Perrego was on the verge of sweeping all of his Modified competition for the entire month of May at the Orange County Fair Speedway.
Perrego, after pocketing $6,000 for winning the held-over 30-lap feature from May 11, was well on his way to capturing his third straight victory Saturday night when disaster struck with 22 laps completed. The talented Montgomery driver collided with C.G. Morey in the third turn and was forced out of the event.
Talkin' Dirty With Jake: The Official OCFS Podcast Ep. 10 - Craig Mitchell. "Hollywood" Craig Mitchell and Jake discuss racing and the "thrilling" personal life of a working, racing dad.
MAY 18TH EVENT SCHEDULE
2:30 – Pit gates open
4:30 – Grandstand and Drive In open
5:00 – Pack Track. Check Transponders all divisions.
To celebrate the theme, The Hudson Valley Renegades are sending their mascot, Rascal, to come hang out with fans and hand out FREE tickets to Renegades Baseball games.
Saturday, May 18th's Little League Night offers FREE ADMISSION for all youth sports participants both boys and girls wearing their teams’ jersey and high school athletes in uniform will be admitted to the Saturday, May 18 racing program at Orange County Fair Speedway free of charge.