Host Jake is joined by 358 Small Block Modified driver Allison Ricci.
In 2019, Brian Krummel will be back full swing to defend his track title with the Zubi’s Racing #17Z and he will compete full season with a Big Block as well. Third place in points was Craig Mitchell. Mitchell announced his plans are to hunt down both the Small Block and Big Block track titles. Craig finished 3rd place in points in both divisions in 2018. Tyler Boniface was 4th in points for 2018. He will also be back looking to win this years championship after collecting one of the seven feature wins in 2018. Along with these drivers will be Gary Edwards Jr. Edwards ended his season with 5th place in points. Gary will have a Big Block ride weekly also in 2019. Shane Jablonka was the only other driver besides Tyler Boniface to pick up a win where Perrego didn’t in 2018. Shane will be back on the hunt for a title in 2019.
BREAKING NEWS! 2018 Hard Clay Finale winner and Big Block driver, Mike Gular, has announced that OCFS will be his home track in 2019! The stars are aligning for this unprecedented 100th year of racing at The House of Power!
In just a few short days. The Orange County Fair Speedway will start it's 100th year of automobile racing. This year's April 13th Opening Night event marks the 70th consecutive year of weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway, the track’s history dates back to 1857 when it was first laid out for horse racing. The first automobile race on the Middletown, New York oval took place on August 15, 1919, when Jim Benedict, of Katonah, New York, drove a Duesenberg Special to victory.
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!