MIDDLETOWN, NY – The United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds return to Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday evening, May 27 for a full racing program—the “TWIN”TY FIVE-75—that culminates with a 75-lap feature race. This will be the first of five Thursday race meets, four of which will count towards the Orange County Modified Championship, and a fifth, the annual Super DIRTcar Modified Series “Battle of the Midway” 100. What makes this first Thursday race even more special is the unique qualifying procedure for the feature event. Instead of the usual heat and consolation races, the field will be set by a pair of 25-lap preliminary races and a B-main last chance race.
Also on the night’s program will be a 15-lap race for the track’s Rookie Sportsman division, and returning after a long absence, the entertaining One-on-One Spectator Eliminations.
In two previous Big-Block Modified races this season, drivers Tommy Meier and Matt Sheppard took home the trophies and top purse money. They’ve also locked themselves into the Final Eight, the drivers who will compete for track Modified Championship and its $25,000 prize.
Orange County Fair Speedway will continue to follow CDC and New York State COVID-19 restrictions that remain in effect. Fans may choose to enjoy the races either from the stands or the unique Orange County Drive-In section. General admission either for the stands or the Drive-In is $24 adult, $20 seniors, and free for children 12 and under. As a convenience for fans, guaranteed parking spaces in Rows D, E, and F of the Drive-In may be reserved for $25. Unsold spaces in these rows will be available at the gate on race day. The Party Deck is available at $140 for four. In the Drive-In, announcements and race calls are heard over FM 107.7. Fans may purchase tickets by calling the Speedway Office at 845-342-2573. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm. Prepaid 2020 Season Tickets will be honored. Hot Laps at 6:00 pm, racing at 7:00 pm. The 31st Lap Tavern is open for adult beverages.
Fans unable to attend in person, may order live multi-camera streaming of the races on the OCFS website www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.
For competitors: Transponders and one-way radios are mandatory. Fire suppression equipment is required for all open wheel divisions (Big-Block Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Rookie Sportsman) and strongly recommended for Street Stocks. Street Stocks must have fire extinguisher. Pit passes are $30 for members, $35 non-members. Pit gate opens at 3:00pm.
Media member must request credentials prior to May 27. No requests will be honored on race day. Contact Doug Dulgarian at ddulgarian@OCFSRacing.com with your request.
So that there are no misunderstandings, both competitors and fans are urged to read the detailed instructions posted on the OCFS website for following the remaining protocols and restrictions. Everyone’s cooperation is the best assurance of Orange County Fair Speedway having a successful 2021 racing season. Please consult the OCFS website www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net for all the latest news and information. Call 845-342-2573 for tickets and Drive-In reservations.