Two Nights of Stock Car Racing on Tap During the 177th Annual Orange County Fair

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Two evenings of stock car racing on the five-eighths-mile Hard Clay speedway will be run during the 177h Annual Orange County Fair in Middletown, New York.

First up on Saturday, July 15, Johnstons Subaru presents a five-division stock car racing program anchored by the Big-Block Modifieds competing for the top prize in a 30-lap feature race. Also on the card are the Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stock, and CRSA 305 Sprint Cars in qualifying and feature event races in each division. It’s also Law Enforcement Appreciation Night with members of police forces and other law enforcement agencies and their families admitted to the stands free with proper identification.

Then on Saturday, July 22 the Big-Block Modifieds, Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stocks return to action on the historic Hard Clay speedway. Rock Fantasy and Steve Dodd Plumbing & Heating are the night’s sponsors.

In addition to the stock car races, there will be two Flat Track Motorcycle race meets (July 14 and 21) and two Demolition Derbies (July 16 and 23) during the Fair. Ticket prices, starting times, and other important information for the 177th Annual Orange County Fair are available at

Online advance Speedway admission prices during Fair events are $13.29 adults, $2.02 children under 12, with advance purchase tickets including Fair admission. Advance tickets may also be purchased from the Speedway Office. Racing begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Fair admission applies to same day speedway attendance. Advance Speedway tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to the scheduled race meet to include Fair admission.

Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $12.00 plus Fair admission.

Advance ticket sales and track information for all remaining Orange County Fair Speedway race dates, including the 56th Annual Eastern States Weekend, can be found at the Orange County website,, or from the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours.



July 29 — Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series presented by Halmar International and Orange County Sportsman drivers and cars. Tickets are now on sale at the Speedway Office for this special evening of racing.