MIDDLETOWN, NY – More than 100 former drivers, car owners, and friends of the speedway have indicated they’ll be on hand this Saturday, June 1 for the annual Nostalgia Night at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. This promises to be a fun-filled night of remembrance, autographs, and interviews as Orange County celebrates its century long and glorious stock car racing history.
Among the great racing stars from the past returning to Orange County are Floridians Gary Balough and Buzzie Reutimann. They’ll be joined by dozens more great drivers, many of whom raced against them, and truth be told garnered their share of winning trophies.
In addition to this colorful look back at Orange County racing history, a full program of Big-Block Modified and Sportsman racing is scheduled. And to make the night complete, 30 or more restored and vintage race cars will be on display to will help fans recall the great race cars of yesterday.
An extended intermission period will allow fans to interact and get autographs with the returning stars of The Hard Clay. Fans will be able to purchase a special “Nostalgia Night” tee shirt from Dave’s Racing Collectibles store. A poster for autographs will also be available at no charge for fans’ autograph collecting.
Admission prices for the big June 1 race meet remain at $20 adults, with children 10 and under $5.00. There is a $1.00 car charge in the Drive-In section. Race fans will receive a free program as they pass through the turnstiles.
The competitor pits open at 2:30 pm; spectator gates and Drive-In at 4:00 pm. Racing begins at 6:00 pm. Rain date for Nostalgia Night is Sunday, June 2.
Advance ticket sales and track information is available at the Orange County website, www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net, or from the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours. Fans and competitors are eminded to visit the speedway website for the latest track news: www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.
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