This Year Marks the 71th Consecutive Season of Weekly Stock Car Racing
The winning driver of the United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modified feature on Opening Night of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway this year will continue a tradition that first began in 1950. While automobile racing traces its Orange County roots back 101 years to 1919, weekly stock car racing---the precursors of today’s Modifieds---began on April 16, 1950 and has continued uninterrupted since that memorable date.
Though the start of the 2020 racing season at OCFS has already been affected by the COVID-19 virus with the cancellation of the Motorsports Show, teams and drivers are being named for the United Rentals Big Block Modified Roster and the speedway remains excited and busy in preparation for the upcoming season which will start as soon as the NYS ban on mass gatherings has been lifted.
Orange Motorsports and Entertainment (OME) and The Orange County Fair Speedway (OCFS) of Middletown NY are proud to announce United Rentals, as the presenting sponsor for the headlining Big Block Modified Division, racing weekly at OCFS. The “United Rentals Big Block Modified Division” starts their points season on Saturday, April 4th, opening night at OCFS. To kick off the season, the United Rental Big Blocks will compete in a 50-Lap feature to close out the night’s festivities. Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman and Street Stock Classes are also on the schedule.
Orange Motorsports and Entertainment (OME) and The Orange County Fair Speedway (OCFS) of Middletown NY are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the annual indoor Motorsports Show, taking place this year on Saturday March 21 through Sunday march 22 at the Orange County Fairgrounds’ Arena Building, amid concerns of the Coronavirus.
Orange Motorsports and Entertainment (OME) and The Orange County Fair Speedway (OCFS) of Middletown NY are proud to welcome long-time supporters, H.O. Penn, as the presenting sponsor for the 358 Small Block Modified Division racing weekly at OCFS. The “H.O. Penn 358 Small Block Modified Division” starts their points season on Saturday, April 11th running with the Big Blocks, Sportsman, and Street Stock Classes on a night that includes all divisions except rookies, who will have made their debut on opening night at the “Orange County Oval Kickoff 50” on April 4th.
Although on-track racing action is still a few weeks away, Orange County Fair Speedway kicks off the 2020 season Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22 with the annual Motorsports Show presented by Rapid Tire of Montgomery, New York at the Orange County Fairgrounds Event Center. The two-day OCFS Motorsports Show is both a celebration of the 2019 season and a preview of what’s ahead on the historic Middletown five-eighths-mile clay-surfaced speedway.
Admission prices for 2020 weekly racing and special motorsports events at Orange County Fair Speedway have been set. “We’ve made some changes to encourage more family attendance,” says Brett Hearn, Director of Motorsports. At all our weekly Saturday night programs, children 12 and under will be admitted free to both the stands and drive-in. In addition, for the July 2 Modified Twin 50s/USAC special race meet, children 12 and under will be admitted free to the drive-in and general admission seating.” Reduced price children’s tickets will be in effect for the other special racing programs.
Reserved pit spots are now available for the 2020 OCFS season. Reserved spots are $200 each and can be obtained by contacting Doug by email, email@example.com or in person at the speedway office.
LUCRATIVE SEASON POINT FUND AWAIT DRIVERS IN 2020 AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY