Tradition Continues; Fair Races at Orange County

MIDDLETOWN, NY-The lightning-fast United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, the H.O. Penn Cat Small-Block Modifieds, as well as the always exciting and unpredictable Arkel Motors Sportsman, and the NAPA Northeast Parts Group Street Stocks are set to thrill fairgoers as they roar around the five-eighths-mile, clay-surfaced Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 16, opening weekend of the 181st Annual Orange County Fair in Middletown, New York.

Drivers in each division will compete in qualifying events to set the fields for the feature races, 30 laps for the Big-Block Modifieds, 25 laps for the Small-Block Modifieds, 20 laps for the Sportsman and 15-laps for the Street Stocks.

General admission either for the stands or the Drive-In is $20 adult, $16 seniors and military, and free for children 12 and under.  For July 16 only, Fair admission will be taken off race tickets at the grandstands ticket window.  Call the Speedway Office for Party Deck reservations.

The stands and Drive-In gates open at 5:00 pm. Racing begins at 7:00 pm.

During the fair, parking will be off Carpenter Avenue and entrance to the grounds will be opposite the parking area.

Pit passes are $30 for members, $35 non-members. Pit gate opens at 3:30pm. Competitors will use the normal pit entrance, but are reminded to be alert for spectators entering the grounds.

For the latest Orange County Fair Speedway news, please check the track website, and social media sites.

Special notice: For the July 28, Super DIRTcar Modified Series “Battle of the Midway,” media member must request credentials prior to July 26. No requests will be honored on race day. Contact Doug Dulgarian at with your request.



July 23 – NO RACING

July 28 – Super DIRTcar Modified Series “Battle of the Midway” 73-laps, $10,000 to win

July 30 – Sportsman Twin 20s, Street Stock, Rookie Sportsman, One-on-One Spectator Races