Schedule

Day Month Events Description Division Tickets
22 March 22 -23 - 24 OCFS Motorsports Show The annual OCFS Motorsports Show features race cars of all kinds competing for a $1,000 best in show prize. A great opportunity for fans young and old to meet drivers and get a closer look at their cars. $10 a day admission, kids under 10 FREE. Gates Open 11:00am STS
06 April Open Practice A scheduled practice day for race teams to test their cars. Grandstands FREE OF CHARGE. Pit Gates Open: 11:00am, Practice: 2pm-7pm, Pit admission: $25 NA
07 April HARD CLAY OPEN The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled by Sunoco Racing. A Double Header Featuring big-block/small-block Modifieds, and Crate 602 Sportsman, in open-wheel racing. Pit gates - 11am Drivers meeting - 1:30pm Hot Laps - 2pm Qualifying - 3pm Drive-In Gates - Noon Grandstand Gates - Noon STS
13 April Opening Night - Carl Van Horn Tribute Carl Van Horn was a beloved champion from OCFS’s past. In his honor, our 100th Anniversary season opener will have a special 71 Lap Feature that will pay $7,100 to the winner. Enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern from The Black Dirt Bandits before & after the races. Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 M/SB/SP/SS
20 April CLOSED- Easter Weekend NA
27 April Back the Blue - Law Enforcement Appreciation Night OCFS pays tributes to Law Enforcement Officers with the entire night of racing from the grandstands, FREE (with proper ID). Enjoy FREE live music from Frankie Sorino at the 31st Lap Tavern before & after the races. Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/R
04 May War of the Stars: May The Fourth Night OCFS’s hometown competitors the “Empire” face off against “Rebels” the newcomers in this special Star Wars themed night. Costumed Characters and fan interaction events make this a family-friendly event. Enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern before & after the races. Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SP/R/SS
11 May May 11TH The Devil Made Us Do It “666” 6k to win This special Bobby Bottcher Tribute event features a $6,660 bonus to any driver who sweeps both the Big Block Modified and Small Block Modified feature races, which will each pay a special $6,660 to win. The driver who can win both features will go home with “666” or $19,920. Enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern before & after the races. Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/SS
18 May Little League Night FREE ADMISSION to grandstands for kids or teens in their local little league, pee wee football, youth soccer and basketball jerseys or high school sports uniforms. Enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern before & after the races. Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SP/R/SS
25 May CLOSED-Memorial Day NA
01 June Nostalgia Night Come celebrate the Speedway’s rich 100 Years of auto racing history. See over 60 past racing heroes and some of the cars they drove at the “Hard Clay” oval at this favorite OCFS event. Free souvenir poster and massive autograph session AND a full night of racing! Gates Open 5pm. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/R
02 June Scheduled Rain Date NA
08 June Spring Smashtacular: The Orange Crush 2019 sees the introduction of our first ever, Spring Smashtacular “THE ORANGE CRUSH!” This new event will be like our “Eve of Destruction” events featuring an Enduro race with nearly 100 cars on the track, a demolition derby, trailer race (not to be missed) and thrilling stunts! Reserved seating will be available for purchase online ahead of the show. NA
15 June College Night College night features a full night of racing at a special discounted grandstand ticket rate for all college or high school students with ID. Have your ID ready at the gate for your discount! Students will also be able to enjoy live music and delicious concessions at the 31st Lap Tavern, our on-site bar and grill with drink specials for students 21 and over! Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SP/R/SS
22 June Scout Night Scouts in uniform (or partial uniform) are admitted to the grandstands for FREE plus a free giveaway for scouts at the gate. Before and after the races, fans can enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/SS
29 June Military Appreciation Night Active and retired Military are admitted to the grandstands for free. This event will feature special on-track tributes to the men and women who served overseas as well as custom tribute paint schemes on some of the cars. Proceeds from the 50/50 will be donated to a charity benefitting veterans. Before and after the races, fans can enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/R
06 July CLOSED-4th of July NA
13 July All-Star Circuit of Champions All-Star Circuit of Champions features some of the country’s best dirt track racers in lightning fast 410 Winged Sprint Cars. For the first 50 years of OCFS’s 100-year history, much of the racing that occurred was in small, open-wheel Sprint and “Midget” cars. Not only will this event feature some of the best racing you’ll see all season, but it will also pay tribute to OCFS’s early history and the brave drivers who piloted these scary fast little race cars! Before and after the races, fans can enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern. SB-Points
14 July Scheduled Rain Date NA
18 July BATTLE OF THE MIDWAY Nothing compares to the atmosphere at a historic fairgrounds when there are race cars on the track, the smell of fried dough in the air, and the sound of laughing kids enjoying the Ferris Wheel! Thursday, July 18, 2019, The Super DIRTcar Series returns to The Orange County Fair Speedway for the $10,000 to win “Battle of the Midway 100.” See dirt racing’s biggest stars face off at dirt racing’s oldest track! M-Show Points
27 July Sportsman Twin 20’s - Free With Fair Admission Landing on the last Saturday night of The Orange County Fair, this race features free entry with fair admission. Come out and see what dirt track racing is all about in this special show that highlights OCFS’s weekly support division, The “Sportsman” Class. The Sportsman cars, featuring stock motors, will face off in two 20 lap feature races where they shine as the main event while the Big Block division is off. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 SB/SP
03 August Marky Traverse Street Stock Memorial / Full-Fender Nostalgia Night Marky Traverse was a young race fan who was lost too soon. For years, OCFS and long-time fans, The Traverse Family, have paid tribute to Marky with a special Street Stock race. For 2019, the memorial becomes a second “Nostalgia Night” paying tribute to OCFS’s history of “full-body” or “full-fender” cars like the weekly Street Stock division. Vintage pro-stock, street stock and pure stock cars will be on display with drivers signing autographs and celebrating the 1950’s and 60’s “Drive-In” era with classic cars. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SP/R/SS
10 August Fire and EMS Appreciation Night Every year OCFS pays tributes to first responders with a special night of racing. With proper ID, Fire and EMS can take in the entire night of racing from the grandstands, FOR FREE. Before and after the races, fans can enjoy FREE live music at the 31st Lap Tavern. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/SS
11 August Scheduled Rain Date NA
15 August 100th Anniversary Weekend The biggest ever event in dirt track racing history will feature 3 days of racing culminating in a massive $100,000 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. Fans can camp on the grounds for this 3-day event that will feature reserved grandstand seating, drive-in viewing and special VIP areas like the new covered Party Deck. Show Points
16 August 100th Anniversary Weekend NA
17 August 100th Anniversary Weekend NA
24 August King of the Catskills Qualifier The winner of August 24th's Big Block Modified race will be automatically qualified for Accord Speedway’s “King of Catskill’s” year-end event. Many OCFS weekly competitors also compete at Accord Speedway on Friday nights. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SP/R/SS
31 August CLOSED-Labor Day Weekend NA
07 September Championship Night - Fan Appreciation Night The last night of racing in OCFS’s regular points season is Fan Appreciation Night as well as the night the track determines their 2019 Track Champion, the driver who accumulated the most points throughout the season. This special night will feature exceptional live music, giveaways for fans and driver meet and greets at the 31st Lap Tavern. The Big Block feature winner on champions night will also earn them a guaranteed starting spot in the Eastern States Weekend 200-lap Big Block feature. Adults: $20, Kids under 10: $5 - FREE SOUVENIR PROGRAM M/SB/SP/SS- ESW Qualifier
14 September Eve Of Destruction The carnage returns in 2019 with OCFS’s annual “Eve of Destruction” featuring an Enduro race with nearly 100 cars on the track, a demolition derby, trailer race (not to be missed) and thrilling stunts! Reserved seating will be available for purchase online ahead of the show. NA
19 October ESW Open Practice ESW Open Practice is a scheduled practice day for race teams to test their cars for Eastern States 2019. Fans are admitted to the grandstands FREE OF CHARGE. NA
24 October Hard Clay Finale The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled by Sunoco Racing closes their season at The Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, October 24th. The Short Track Super Series (STSS) features big-block/small-block Modifieds in a 50-lap race that will decide the STSS’s 2019 season champion. NA
25 October Eastern States Weekend Day 1 For the last 58 years, Middletown NY has been invaded by the northeast’s greatest stock car drivers for the Annual Eastern States Weekend, landing this year on October 25TH 26TH and 27TH. The 100-year-old Orange County Fair Speedway plays host to this yearly event, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country at the oldest continuously operated dirt track in the northeast. Fans can camp on the grounds for this 3-day event that will feature reserved grandstand seating, drive-in viewing and special VIP areas like the new covered Party Deck. NA
26 October Eastern States Weekend Day 2 For the last 58 years, Middletown NY has been invaded by the northeast’s greatest stock car drivers for the Annual Eastern States Weekend, landing this year on October 25TH 26TH and 27TH. The 100-year-old Orange County Fair Speedway plays host to this yearly event, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country at the oldest continuously operated dirt track in the northeast. Fans can camp on the grounds for this 3-day event that will feature reserved grandstand seating, drive-in viewing and special VIP areas like the new covered Party Deck. NA
27 October Eastern States Weekend Day 3 For the last 58 years, Middletown NY has been invaded by the northeast’s greatest stock car drivers for the Annual Eastern States Weekend, landing this year on October 25TH 26TH and 27TH. The 100-year-old Orange County Fair Speedway plays host to this yearly event, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country at the oldest continuously operated dirt track in the northeast. Fans can camp on the grounds for this 3-day event that will feature reserved grandstand seating, drive-in viewing and special VIP areas like the new covered Party Deck. NA