MIDDLETOWN, NY – Weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York continues on Saturday, May 20. The night’s action will include five divisions in qualifying and feature event races, with the mighty Big-Block Modifieds headlining the program. Also on the card will be the very competitive Small-Block Modifieds, the unpredictable Sportsman, and the full-bodied Street Stocks. All divisions will compete in qualifying races that set the fields for their respective 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.
With previously scheduled appearances of the Small-Block Modifieds curtailed by inclement weather, this week’s marks their first race of the 2017 season. Veteran Orange County driver Tommy Meier, of Waldwick, New Jersey, is the defending point champion of both the Big-Block and Small-Block Modified divisions, and he’d like nothing more than to repeat his 2016 feat. But more than 24 fellow Small-Block Modified competitors will be out to end his reign at the top of the standings.
County Waste and Monaco Landscaping are the sponsors of the May 20 race meet. The Street Stock feature is a Crane Golf Challenge Series Point Race.
Admission prices for the May 16 race meet remain at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $1 for children 12 and under. Parking on the Fairgrounds is free. The full night of racing begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
Looking ahead, no racing is scheduled for Saturday, May 27, but action returns to the Hard Clay track on Saturday, June 3, with a lineup that includes Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, and Street Stocks.
Then on Saturday, June 10, it’s the annual Nostalgia Night when Orange County Fair Speedway celebrates its glorious racing history. Many top drivers and car owners from past seasons will be on hand that evening, with an extended intermission scheduled to allow fans to meet and get autographs from their racing heroes of yesteryear. In addition, both the Atlantic Coast Old Timers and the Northeast Vintage Modifieds will have cars on display along the Midway and in exhibition races on the track. This is a night to come to the track early, enjoy the races, and revisit the past at Orange County Fair Speedway, among the oldest auto racing venues in the country.
Information for all Orange County Fair Speedway action is available at the speedway website, www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net, or from at the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours.