To celebrate 100 years of racing, The 31st Lap Tavern will feature themed drink specials to celebrate OCFS's historic drivers. Since opening night has been dedicated to Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn, the first cocktail special is of course a Fuzzy Navel featuring Dekuyper Peach Schnapps for $4.00!
If you want a your own limited edition, Belvidere Bandit Bandanna, however, you'll want to arrive at the gates open time of 5PM. Only 1,000 will be handed out, for FREE to race fans coming through the gate (limit 1 per person). Fuzzy was a fierce competitor and fan favorite at OCFS, known for scoring a number of big opening night wins so we expect fans to line up for these, don't miss your chance, GATES OPEN AT 5PM and you won't be bored waiting in line as there will be FREE live music from local group, The Black Dirt Bandits.
Black Dirt Bandits make their return to the Orange County Fairgrounds pavilion stage next to the 31st Lap Tavern. These guys rocked our socks off during 2018's County Fair and we just couldn't wait to get them back! Now, on our Saturday. April 13th 2019, 100th anniversary season opener on which we pay tribute to "The Belvidere Bandit" Carl Van Horn, we brought back our favorite musical bandits!
On a Saturday night at The Orange County Fair Speedway, the only full-fender division that has endured is Street Stocks. Street Stocks at OCFS is a division that started back in the heyday of racing. Once, a division with three separate skill levels at The Hard Clay, it has consolidated over time to the single class that is still run most weeks at OCFS.
The decision was made, and it was a well thought one, that Mike Sabia would call Orange County Fair Speedway his home for 2019. Sabia, who has raced pretty much everywhere in the North East, hasn’t competed for points at a home track since the early 2000’s
The murmurs were heard throughout the crowd as veteran driver Grant Hilfiger turned some heads and served notice to the rest of his OCFS Sportsman competition as he scored a thrilling victory in the Short Track Super Series North Region 20-lap main event.
The winning driver of the Big-Block Modified feature on Opening Night of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will continue a tradition that first began in 1950. While automobile racing traces its Orange County roots back 100 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.
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the 100th year of racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will find the first green flag waving at 6:00 pm. This evening honors long-time racing driver Carl Van Horn, remembered for competing in cars numbered “71e” and “2a” as well as
Richard Smith is set to call Orange County Fair Speedway home in the 2019 season. Smith is a former Accord Speedway regular, and will join the ranks of the OCFS 358 Small Block Modified division. Determined, perseverant, and stalwart are just some of many qualities one would use to describe Richard Smith. Smith is a 25 year old self employed excavator out of Accord New York, and this switch comes after him competing in a limited scheduled 2018 season.