Eastern States Weekend 2020 - October 23RD & 24TH
The tradition continues. Orange County Fair Speedway is happy to announce the 59th running of the Eastern States 200 in October. The ES 200 is the oldest Modified Stock Car race in the USA. The Eastern States Weekend will be trimmed to a 2 day event and will take place on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th. As always the action will include the Big Block Modifieds, Small Block Modifieds, Crate Sportsmen and the Street Stock divisions.
FOLLOWING COVID-19 GUIDELINES | A SOCIALLY DISTANT AND SAFE RETURN TO RACING!
FOR ESW 2020, OCFS WILL ENFORCE A STRICT MASK ON POLICY IN ALL PIT AREAS AND PARKING AREAS AS WELL AS ENFORCING A MINIMUM OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING.
ESW 2020 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY - OCT. 22
11:00am-9:00pm: Grounds open for Campers and Competitor Check In.
Starting at 12:00 Noon - Racecar Inspections available
FRIDAY - OCT. 23
Gates - 9:00AM | Hot Laps - 2:00PM | Time Trials 3:30PM
*ESW Crate Division Open to all Drivers
9:00am: Pit Gates Open
10:00am: Race Car Inspections Begin
11:00am–1:00pm: Crate/Sportsman Drivers Draw for Time Trial
12:00pm: Drive In Gate Opens
12:45pm: Drivers Meeting
1:45pm: Sportsman Load to Pit Lane for Hot Laps
2:00pm: Crate/Sportsman Hot Laps
- Small Block Modified Hot Laps
- Modified Hot Laps
- Crate/Sportsman Time Trials -Top 6 Lock In. (Group Time Trials)
-SBM Time Trials – Top 6 Lock In (Individual Time Trials)
- Modified Time Trials - Top 6 Lock In (Individual Time Trials)
4:45pm: All Crate/Sportsman Stage Heats on Pit Road
5:00pm: CRATE/SPORTSMAN HEAT RACES #1 - #6 4Q, 8 Laps
Small Block Modified HEAT RACES #1 - #6 4Q, 8 Laps
Big Block Modified HEAT RACES #1 - #6 4Q, 8 Laps
(Winner goes to “Race for the Pole”)
-Crate/Sportsman Last Chance Qualifier #1 & #2 3Q 10 Laps
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED “RACE FOR THE POLE” Top 12 Modifieds – 20 Laps
PHOTO OP FOR TOP 6 (12) STARTERS IN ALL EASTERN STATES
SATURDAY - OCT. 24
Gates - 9:00AM | Racing 3:00PM
9:00am: Pit Gate Open
9:00am: Qualified Modified Teams Begin Pit Stall Set Up.
12:00pm: Drive In Gate Opens
1:15pm: Drivers Meeting
2:00pm-2:15pm: Street Stock Hot Laps
- 2 SBM Last Chance Qualifier – 3Q, 8 Laps
- 2 Modified Last Chance Qualifier - 3Q, 8 Laps
NATIONAL ANTHEM / INTROS
25 Lap - Street Stock Eastern States Championship
Modified Really Last Chance Race - 2Q, 10 Laps
50 Lap – Crate/Sportsman Eastern States Championship
75 Lap H.O Penn Small Block Modified Eastern States Championship Presented by Hauser Brothers – 36 Cars Start
Estimated Start Time 7:30: BIG BLOCK MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP- 38 Car Starting Field
SUNDAY - OCT. 25
ESW 2020 - Competitor Notes
Race teams will be allowed in on Thursday the 22nd at 11:00 AM to claim their reserved spots for the weekend event. All Race Teams should pre register by contacting the Speedway office at 845-342-2573 beginning Monday October 5th at 10am or as soon as possible to obtain the best possible pit spot for the weekend as they will be assigned in the order that the race entries are received. This applies to all divisions. If a race team is entering more than one car or one division please let us know so we can do our best to get team cars next to each other.
OCFS legal SBM / 358’s will be allowed to attempt to qualify for the Eastern States 200, however they must meet the Big Block Modified minimum weight of 2500 lbs.
The Crate / Sportsman Eastern States 50 Lap Championship is open to all drivers
Download the Full Competitor NotesComing Soon
Driver Entry Fees:
- Big Block - $100
- Small Block - $75
- Sportsman - $50
- Street Stock - N/C
Drive In Parking Spots for the weekend events will also go on sale on Thursday October 8th at 10:00 AM. All parking spots will be numbered and sold as reserved only. A map of available spots is below (note theses spot #’s may differ from earlier in the season).
DRIVE-IN PARKING PASSES CAN ONLY BE ORDERED BY PHONE STARTING ON 10/8. THE OCFS BOX OFFICE IS CLOSED TO FANS AT THIS TIME.
CALL 845-342-2573 TO ORDER. LINES WILL BE BUSY, LEAVE A VOICEMAIL OR CALL BACK
A reserved Drive-In spot sells for $210, is good for the weekend and comes with 2 weekend admissions.
Additional tickets are available to add more people to your car:
- Weekend- Adult $80, Senior $70, 12 & under $40
- Saturday ONLY – Adult $60, Senior $50, 12 & under $30.
Row G is reserved for campers and RV's only and is priced the same as reserved camping. Passes include 2 tickets per spot, with the option to purchase additional tickets.
To try and best accommodate all customers in the Drive-In, large trucks and SUVs will be restricted to Rows F and E. as well as section H 1-9. Mid size SUVs and small trucks will be permitted in Rows D and C as well as section H 10-23. Please be ready with a spot selection as well as back-ups when calling for a Drive-In Parking Pass.
Campers will be allowed on the grounds on Thursday October 22nd at 11:00 AM to claim their reserved spots for the weekend. Camping spots will be good for Thursday through Saturday. Campers must pre register by calling the Speedway office at 845-342-2573 beginning on Thursday October 8th at 10:00 AM. See Map below for spots and numbers. All members of your group associated with a parking/camping spot must also have either a Pit Pass or Drive-In Parking Pass.
Pit Admission: $125 for whole weekend
- Drive-In Row G and Camping Section K (Purple) - $350 (Includes 2 Passes)
- Drive-In Left Rear (Sections I & J, Green) - $150
- Reserved Overnight Parking (Sections A - H, Orange) - $150
- Upper Parking Lot (Red) - $100
- Car Parking - $10
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