Talkin Dirty Live! Orange County Fair Speedway invites fans to join us for a new interactive experience on Tuesday nights. Tune in live on Facebook to the SECOND episode of our season, hitting at 7PM EST on 1/26. Fans will be able to submit questions live via Facebook to OCFS Director of Motorsports Brett Hearn and host Pat Reiser as well as guests Cody & Jerry Higbie.
Talkin' Dirty Live! OCFS invites race fans to join us for a new interactive fan experience on Tuesday nights. Tune in live on Facebook to the Premier episode, hitting at 7PM EST on 1/12. Fans will be able to submit questions live via Facebook to OCFS Director of Motorsports Brett Hearn and host Pat Reiser. Future episodes of the show will air on Tuesday nights at 7PM and feature guest drivers taking questions from you, the fans!
In 2018, OCFS introduced a second yearly Enduro race to the schedule with the Orange Crush: Spring Smashtacular, now, 2021 will introduce a third! In an effort to highlight OCFS's long history of "full-fendered" stock car racing, 2019 saw the introduction of a sort of second Nostalgia Night in their honor. The event was also chosen for the Marky Traverse Street Stock Memorial, usually OCFS's biggest Street Stock event, the last remaining, regular, full-fendered division racing at OCFS. Full-Fendered-Nostalgia Night/Marky Traverse Street Stock Memorial will now host the second of three Enduro races in the 2021 season.
Victory Speedway is Orange Motorsports and Entertainment’s (OME) newest addition to the Orange County Fairgrounds’ lineup of racing facilities. For over 100 years, the Middletown NY Fairgrounds have been home to the Orange County Fair Speedway, a 5/8-mile clay oval that hosts stock car racing events. In 2013, a Motocross course was added to the fairgrounds, now 2021 will welcome a new track, Victory Speedway!
Did you know that Jerky Boys creator, Johnny Brennan, is a fan of dirt track racing at Orange County Fair Speedway? As a kid, Brennan attended races at the Middletown NY dirt track with his family and has remained a consistent fan and supporter of the sport into his adult life, having visited the speedway most recently for a quick stop in the announcer’s booth at a 2020 race. For a more in-depth look at Brennan’s relationship to the Orange County Fair Speedway, check out an episode of OCFS’ Podcast “Talkin’ Dirty” where Brennan discusses his love for racing and how it influenced him.
Colder days and nights are descending soon upon the northeast United States, which signals an end to local dirt track racing. Through the miracle of the internet however, Live Streaming can now connect race fans to events happening all over the world, all year long.
The Orange County Fair Speedway's 2020 season recently concluded with the 59th running of Eastern States Weekend, an event that was Livestreamed across 2 days of racing. The event was viewed by thousands, with some tuning in from the west coast, Europe and even The Middle East. For a track that had only previously produced 2 livestreams of that scale, it was a massive undertaking. The result was nearly 300 Gigabytes or 16+ hours of raw footage.
Despite COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the 59th Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway, run Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, saw 208 race cars in four divisions on the historic Middletown, New York five-eighths-mile clay-surfaced track competing for more than $155,000 in prize money and special awards.
Mat Williamson Sweeps To Eastern States 200 Win At OCFS, Jimmy Phelps Claims Small Block 75, Twelve Year Old Tanner VanDoren Shocks Field With Sportsman ES 50 Win, Jim Hajkowski Wins Street Stock Thriller
Mat Williamson of St. Catherines, Ontario Canada passed leader Stewart Friesen with 56 laps remaining in the 59th running of the Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday night, the repelled challenged from Mike Mahaney and Friesen to preserve the $25,000 win.
WHY YOU NEED TO BE STREAMING DAY 1 OF ESW 2020
- 1. Over 200 cars have entered between all divisions
- 2. Over 50 Big Blocks have registered
- 3. Over 80 Sportsman are expected
- 4. The rosters are stacked with potential winners
- 5. Fewer than 40 will start in their Championship features
- 6. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEED STARTERS THIS YEAR!
- 7. QUALIFYING WILL BE INTENSE!
- 8. The ALL NEW TOP 12 STARTERS RACE, featuring the top 12 fastest big blocks in qualifying in a 20 lap feature for starting positions
- 9. It's only $10 when included in a 2-Day package deal for $40 ($30 for just Sat.)
- 10. TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE TEAM!
To get an idea of just how stacked the field at ESW 2020 is, not only are the 4 big Oktoberfast winners signed up, fans will also be treated to the likes of powerhouse drivers like Mat Williamson, who just scored a huge win in the Short Track Super Series Speed Showcase 200. "Money" Mat Williamson was also OCFS's Centennial Race Weekend winner in 2019, taking home an astounding $100,000 pay check and earning his moniker. To further assert his dominance, Williamson would return to OCFS a few months later for ESW 2019 to win the Small Block 100-lapper. Can the Ontario native driver take home another big pay check on a long distance race? Not if fellow Canadian and NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen has anything to say about it.