Farmers Need Rain, but we Need Racing at OCFS

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Following yet another Saturday of inclement weather, fans and competitors are hoping for clear skies this coming Saturday, June 30 for an exciting night of high-speed racing action at the historic five-eighths-mile “Hard Clay” Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.

The evening’s schedule includes a four-division racing program featuring Big-Block Modifieds, Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stock race cars in qualifying heats and feature races. The evening’s program is co-sponsored by Tony Monaco Landscaping and Arkel Motors.

In the last completed race meet, the headline Big-Block Modified division was a barnburner as former track champion Tommy Meier edged out veteran driver and also former track champion Rich Eurich in a thrilling 30-lap feature that wasn’t decided until the final lap. Defending point champion Jimmy Horton finished third and two-time 2018 winner Anthony Perrego came home fourth.

In Small-Block Modified action, Shane Jablonka was declared the winner when first-at-the- checkered flag Anthony Perrogo’s car failed to make minimum weight in the post-race inspection.

Jared LaBagh won the thrill-a-minute Sportsman division 20-lap feature, his first of the year, while three-time 2018 victor Jesse Leiby could only muster a seventh-place finish. Leiby, however, continues to lead the Sportsman drivers in the overall point standings.

Jim Hajkowski was the winner in the Street Stock division.

These drivers and more than 100 others will be ready to race this coming Saturday on the “new” Orange County Hard Clay track surface. Come and enjoy the races in the refurbished chair seat main grandstand, the new totally rebuilt half-covered stands with the high-level Party Deck, or bring the whole gang in the car and watch the action from Orange County’s unique drive-in section.

Admission prices for the June 30 race meet remain at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $1.00 for children 10 and under. There is a $1.00 car charge for the drive-in section. 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,, or from at the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours.