MIDDLETOWN, NY – Following his momentous first ever Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) win at Eldora Speedway, Stewart Friesen will continue on the trail of his scheduled northeast dirt racing events in the Halmar no. 44 Big Block Modified. One planned stop for the NGOTS number 3 in points driver is OCFS’s Centennial Race Weekend, the unprecedented 100 year anniversary event that pays $100,000 to win. Friesen’s no. 52 Chevy Silverado has actually been sporting OCFS on the hood to promote the event that may shape up to be dirt track racing’s biggest ever.
When Friesen rolls into Middletown NY for the big $100K show, he’ll be hauling in more than just his no. 44 modified, as OCFS promoters have just revealed that Friesen and Eldora runner up, Sheldon Creed, will run at Middletown’s Legendary “House of Power” in a special 10-Lap exhibition. Their trucks and haulers will be on display starting Friday, August 16th to all Centennial Race Weekend attendees, then on Saturday the 17th (before the big $100K race) Sheldon Creed will get his rematch with Stewart Friesen, 10-laps to make it happen. This will be the first time ever, that Nascar Truck Series trucks have been at Middletown. Is this a preview of what’s in store for OCFS’s future looking beyond at the next 100 years?
With a newly resurfaced track, upgraded facilities and more new seating having gone up recently, OCFS is poised to become the Northeast’s premiere racetrack. While the Centennial Race Weekend will be a tribute to the Speedway’s rich history, it will also set the precedent for what is to come in this grassroots raceway’s future. Nationally touring musicians have made their return to OCFS with August 14th’s Tim McGraw concert, what’s next for this 100-years young race track?