MIDDLETOWN, NY – In celebration of Orange County’s 103 years of racing at the historic Middletown track, the United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds will race for a top prize of $17,500.
Qualifying races will set the field for this special event. Completing the program will be the first 2022 appearance of the Pro Stocks. VP Racing Fuels is the 103rd Anniversary Race sponsor.
A huge field of Modifieds is expected with current point leader Matt Sheppard the favorite. Sheppard recently picked up a win in the Battle of the Midway 100 for the Super DIRTcar Series.
He’ll be joined by most recent winner Max McLaughlin and defending champion Anthony Perrego as ones to watch on Thursday night. The pair chase Sheppard in the point standings at the track with only a handful of events left in 2022.
Although not a regular, Stewart Friesen is a former winner of the Eastern States 200 and a favorite whenever his Halmar No. 44 rolls into the gates at Orange County. He finished fourth in the Battle of the Midway event after just missing the redraw and starting 13th.
Thursday night’s event should also feature plenty of invaders looking to swoop in and take home a hefty payday as the summer of money for the Modified division is just about wrapped up.
For those looking to watch the event, they can do so on www.dirttrackdigest.tv. The multi-camera program can be purchased for just $36.99 for those that can’t make it to the speedway.
Big Blocks/Pro Stocks
$17,500 to Win BB. Pro Stocks Return.
Pits Open – 3:30 PM
$45 for Non-members, $40 for members.
Racing – 7:00 PM
Grandstand and Drive-In Open – 5:00 PM
$35 for adults, $30 for Seniors, $40 for reserved tickets.