MIDDLETOWN, NY – Following a one-week break so fans and racers alike can spend the Independence Day Holiday weekend with family and friends, racing will resume at the five-eighths-mile Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 8 with a full program of Big-Block Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stock racing. The Street Stocks will be competing in the $500-to win Drive for Derek feature race sponsored by Team Froggy. And for the youngsters, Kids Club activities are planned.
Falanga Trucking will be the July 8 race night sponsor.
Orange County Fair Speedway salutes our armed services on Military Appreciation Night. All military personnel in uniform, or active or retired with proper identification, will be admitted to the Fairgrounds free of charge.
Currently, former champion Jimmy Horton heads the Big-Block Modified division point standings with 534 points. Trailing are Tommy Meier (530 points), Jerry Higbie (514), Matt Janiak (498), and Chris Whitehead (481). In the Small-Block Modified division, Anthony Perrego (189 points) is tied with Craig Mitchell (189), Tyler Boniface (184), tied with Chris Stevens (184), and Jerry Higbie (178).
Joey Bruning (567 points) tops the Sportsman ranks, with Jesse Leiby (525), Greg Sleight (518), Jimmy Johnson (501), and Leo Fotopoulos (482) trailing.
Leading in Street Stock competition is Mike Vigiletti (584 points), followed closely by Joel Murns Jr. (572). Third belongs to Jim Hajkowski (566), with Tommy Pickles (560), and Charlie Donald (551) rounding out the top-five.
Admission prices for the July 8 race meet remain at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $1.00 for children 12 and under. The full night of racing begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
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.
Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series presented by Halmar International will be racing at Orange County on Saturday, July 29. Tickets are now on sale at the Speedway Office for this special evening that will also include the Orange County Sportsman drivers and cars.