50 years ago this weekend, mankind succeeded at something incredible that we celebrate to this day as one of our greatest achievements, we landed on the moon. In a space race against the Soviet Union, it would be 2 brave Americans, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong who crossed the finish line first. To this day, the men and women of the Apollo missions are celebrated as American heroes. They are the subjects of movies, documentaries and TV shows still being produced all these decades later.
The traveling racing warriors of the Super DIRTcar Modified Series (SDS) roll into town Thursday, July 18 ready to battle the weekly Big-Block Modified competitors on the five-eighths-mile Orange County Fair Speedway’s Hard Clay track.
At the careful consideration of our track crew and management, July 13th's schedule has been modified to allow for our Small Block modified drivers to get more track time on the new surface.
- Upon entering the pit area SBM drivers will draw a number at the officials stand (in pits) to determine their heat race starting spot.
- SBM’s will have a traditional Hot Lap / Warm Up session. No qualifiers will come from Hot Lap session.
- SBM’s will have 1 or 2 consis as needed.
- 1st Feature lineup will be heads up based on heat finish.
- 2nd Feature lineup will be an invert. Amount of cars inverted will be determined by a random draw from 1st Feature winner in Victory Lane.
We will be holding an OPEN practice session this Sunday July 14th at the Speedway. Our Wednesday track test went well and we would like to give all teams the opportunity to test on the new track surface. Session will run from 5PM to 8PM with gates opening at 3:00. Pit admission will be $25 per person, grandstand will be free. Drive in will be CLOSED.
Saturday, July 13th ASCOC and 358 SB Schedule
Because of recent track surface changes we have revised our Track tire rules. Beginning with our July 18th SDS show, Hoosier 300 compound tires will be allowed on the LF, RF, and now the LR positions. Existing RR tire rule (400, 500) is still in effect.
This change will apply to Modified, Small Block Modifieds and Sportsman cars starting on July 18th and remain in effect for the balance of the season.
The biggest ever event in dirt track racing history will feature 3 days of racing culminating in a massive $100,000 CASH to win feature race on Saturday, August 17th all to celebrate 100 years of racing at The Orange County Fair Speedway. Racing’s biggest stars will assemble for their shot at the unprecedented payout and the prestige of winning this historic event at what is racing’s oldest continuously operated track.
On Saturday July 13th the postponed June 1st SBM full race program will be run. This 25 lap race will carry a double purse payout. Race points earned will count towards Small Block Modified Season Championship. On Saturday July 27ththe postponed May 11th“666” Small Block Modified feature will be made up. This race pays $6000 to the winner positions 2 through 28 will be normal payout.This race will run with a regularly scheduled full SBM program & Twin 20 races for Sportsman. Season Championship points will be awarded to all races.
2 Big Block Features will be run on August 3rd's Full-Fender Nostalgia Night / Marky Traverse Street Stock Memorial