MIDDLETOWN, NY – Weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York continues on Saturday, May 19. The night’s action will include four divisions in qualifying and feature event races, with the very competitive Small-Block Modifieds, the unpredictable Sportsman, enthusiastic Rookie Sportsman and the full-bodied Street Stocks. All divisions will compete in qualifying races that set the fields for their respective feature races: Twin-25 laps for the Small-Block Modifieds, 20 laps for the Sportsman, and 15 laps for the Rookie Sportsman and Street Stocks.
With a previously scheduled appearance of the Small-Block Modifieds curtailed by inclement weather, Orange Motorsport and Entertainment, the speedway promoting group, added a second feature race with a full purse for the competitors and a bonus event for the fans. Young “veteran” Orange County driver Anthony Perrego, of Montgomery, New York, is the defending point champion of the Small-Block Modified divisions, and he’d like nothing more than to repeat his 2017 feat. But more than 24 fellow Small-Block Modified competitors will be out to end his reign at the top of the standings.
Wallkill Inn and Suites is the sponsors of the May 19 race meet.
Admission prices for the May 19 race meet remain at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $1 for children 12 and under. Parking on the Fairgrounds is free. There is a $1.00 car fee for the Drive-In section. The full night of racing begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
Looking ahead, no racing is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, but action returns to the Hard Clay track on Saturday, June 2 with 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. Among those heroes set to appear are legendary Buzzie Reutimann and Gary Balough. 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.
May 26 – No Racing Memorial Weekend Holiday
June 2 – Nostalgia Night. Modified, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Vintage Mods, ACOT
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