Orange County Fair Speedway

Legendary Rich Eurich To Be Honored At ‘Hard Clay Finale’ – STSS North 50 To Pay $10,000 To Win, $1,000 To Start!

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Legendary Rich Eurich To Be Honored At ‘Hard Clay Finale’ – STSS North 50 To Pay $10,000 To Win, $1,000 To Start! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Walt Smith & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – A legend of Tri-State auto racing will be in the spotlight when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco concludes its 2018 Halmar International North Region at Orange County Fair Speedway. Rich Eurich – the personable veteran who has competed at the Orange County ‘House of Power’ since the late-1960s – will be recognized at the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse…

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BIG-BLOCK MODIFIEDS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY

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BIG-BLOCK MODIFIEDS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Last Rookie Sportsman division races of the season Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (August 06)……..The ground-pounding Big-Block Modifieds headline the Saturday, August 11 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. Also in action will be the unpredictable Sportsman division and the exciting Street Stocks. The Rookie Sportsman, a division for novice drivers trying to break into the unique Northeastern form of dirt track Modified racing, are also on the schedule for the final time in 2018. With just three races remaining in this…

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HOT CARS, HOT WEATHER, AND HOT ACTION AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY

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HOT CARS, HOT WEATHER, AND HOT ACTION AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (June 11)......With the hot summer months upon us, racing action on the Hard Clay of Orange County Fair Speedway will be just as hot with top drivers looking for wins at the historic five-eighths-mile Middletown race track. This coming Saturday evening, June 16, Superior Building Supply presents a full program of Big-Block Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stock race cars in qualifying and feature races. In addition, the Orange County Kids Club will have special activities for…

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FULL HOUSE OF RACING SATURDAY, JUNE 9 AT ORANGE COUNTY

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A FULLHOUSE OF RACING SATURDAY, JUNE 9 AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY All racing divisions in action with heats and feature events! Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (June 4)……..Following a great Nostalgia Night this past Saturday, Orange County Fair Speedway roars back to action on Saturday evening, June 9 with a full card of motorsports excitement. All the track’s racing divisions will be in action---Big-Block Modifieds, Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, and Street Stocks. Each division will have qualifying heat races leading to their respective feature race. This will be the second race meet for…

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OCFS Returns to Super DIRTcar Series Schedule with Battle on the Midway

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Orange County Fair Speedway Returns to Super DIRTcar Series Schedule with the first Battle on the Midway Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – June 1, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will return to the hallowed 99-year-old Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday, July 19 for the Battle on the Midway. The victor takes home $10,000 and a guaranteed starting position at the 47th annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. The Series has not raced on the Middletown, NY, 5/8-mile speedway since 2014. For many years prior to that, race…

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RACING RESUMES AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, JUNE 2 WITH SPECIAL “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” PROGRAM

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RACING RESUMES AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, JUNE 2 WITH SPECIAL “NOSTALGIA NIGHT” PROGRAM More than 70 former drivers, car owners, and friends of the speedway expected! Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (May 29)……..More than 70 former drivers, car owners, and friends of the speedway have indicated they’ll be on hand this Saturday, June 2 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 long and glorious stock car…

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Friesen Romps To ‘Hard Clay Open’ Victory

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Stewart Friesen Romps To ‘Hard Clay Open’ Victory At Orange County Fair Speedway; 48 STSS Modified Take Part Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – He just keeps on winning. For the 11th time in his career with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, Stewart Friesen romped to victory in Tuesday night’s ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway. The Sprakers, N.Y., driver earned a $5,200 payday in the opener for the STSS Halmar International North Region at the five-eighths-mile oval in dominant fashion after starting seventh in the…

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It’s a New Era for Historic Orange County Fair Speedway in 2018; ‘Hard Clay Open’ Takes Place Tuesday, May 8

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It’s a New Era for Historic Orange County Fair Speedway in 2018; 'Hard Clay Open' Takes Place Tuesday, May 8 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s a new era for one of the country’s most historic dirt tracks. Orange County Fair Speedway – closing in on its 100th anniversary season in 2019 – is a rejuvenated venue this season, thanks to an influx of capital improvements courtesy of Orange Motorsport and Entertaining (OME) a Nanuet, N.Y.-based Developer and promoter of entertainment venues. OME, just prior to the start of the 2018 season, signed a…

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Anticipation High for Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’

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Anticipation High for Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’ Tuesday, May 8; Bonuses Add Up for Racers! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – A one-month delay has only built more anticipation for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway Tuesday, May 8. A full 30 days after its originally scheduled date was nixed by a late winter, the 2018 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region gets underway at the ‘Legendary House of Power’ five-eighths-mile track. STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds bring their brand of “sail…

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CRSA Sprint Cars to make first 2018 OCFS appearance

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COMPETITORS AND FANS BOTH HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, MAY 5 CRSA Sprint Cars to make first 2018 appearance Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photo By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (April 30)……..With the score Mother Nature 1 – Racers 1, everyone is hoping for clear skies when weekly racing resumes Saturday, May 5 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. In addition to the headline Big-Block Modifieds, the compelling Sportsman, the youngsters in the Rookie Sportsman division, and the action-packed Street Stocks, the open-wheel Capital Region Sprint Agency (CRSA) Sprint Cars will make its…

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SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS AND URC SPRINT CARS SHARE THE PROGRAM APRIL 28 AT OCFS

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SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS AND URC SPRINT CARS SHARE THE PROGRAM APRIL 28 AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (April 22)……..With Opening Night jitters out of the way, the more than 100 Orange County Fair Speedway race car drivers are primed for the second night of exciting stock car racing Saturday night, April 28 at the historic Middletown, New York track. Sharing top billing will be the Small-Block Modifieds and the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars. The Sportsman and Street Stocks will also be in competition. All divisions will run…

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‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Postponed To Tuesday, May 8

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‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Postponed To Tuesday, May 8 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – A wintry weather forecast lasting into April has forced the postponement of the fifth annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway scheduled for Sunday, April 8. The speedway and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco jointly announced a new date of Tuesday, May 8. Cold temperatures, saturated grounds and a prediction of more snow, sleet and rain prompted the move. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ moves in its entirety to the…

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APRIL 21 OCFS OPENER MARKS 69 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING

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APRIL 21 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY OPENER MARKS 69 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING Story By: John Snyder/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (April 2)……..The winning driver in the Modified feature on Opening Night of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will continue a tradition that first began in 1950. While automobile racing traces its Orange County roots back 100 years to 1919, weekly stock car racing---the precursors of today’s Modifieds---began on April 16, 1950 and has continued uninterrupted since that memorable date. The first weekly racing program was held on a…

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The Road to a $12,500 SSTS North Region Championship Starts & Ends in Middletown

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The Road to a $12,500 Short Track Super Series North Region Championship Starts & Ends in Middletown, New York Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – The road to a $12,500 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region championship starts and ends in Middletown, New York. On Sunday, April 8, the fifth annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ kick-starts the 10-race STSS Halmar International North Region at Orange County Fair Speedway. The STSS big-block/small-block Modified contingent descends on the five-eighths-mile Legendary House of Power with more than $30,000 in…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21!

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21! The Big-Block Modifieds headline the 69th consecutive season of weekly racing! Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (March 25)…….. On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the 69th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County Fair Speedway will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race. They’ll be joined by the always exciting Sportsman, the Rookie Sportsman for novice drivers, and the unpredictable Street Stocks. Qualifying races will…

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Rewards Plentiful for Short Track Super Series Modified Competitors At Sunday, April 8 Orange County ‘Hard Clay Open’

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Rewards Plentiful for Short Track Super Series Modified Competitors At Sunday, April 8 Orange County ‘Hard Clay Open’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Rewards will be plentiful for drivers competing in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Sunday, April 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Halmar International North Region event offers a lucrative, non-top-heavy pay structure for the STSS big-block/small-block Modified contingent. And the riches keep on growing. A field of 30 cars will take the green at the Legendary House…

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Hard Clay ‘Opens’ New Halmar International Era Sunday, April 8 At OCFS

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Countdown to Middletown: Hard Clay ‘Opens’ New Halmar International Era Sunday, April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – After a huge kickoff to its southern region in Delaware, the ‘countdown to Middletown’ is underway for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. On Sunday, April 8, the STSS Halmar International North Region launches at the venerable Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., as the ‘Hard Clay Open’ celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ takes on special significance with the announcement that…

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Orange County Fair Speedway Kicks Off Short Track Super Series North Region For Fifth Consecutive Year

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Orange County Fair Speedway Kicks Off Short Track Super Series North Region For Fifth Consecutive Year Sunday, April 8 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – For the fifth time, Orange County Fair Speedway will serve as the starting point of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco North tour. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Sunday, April 8 waves the green flag on the STSS Halmar International North Region: a 50-lap tussle around the ‘Legendary House of Power’ offering $5,000-plus to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $500 just…

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HEARN WINS 12TH CAREER EASTERN STATES 200

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HEARN WINS 12TH CAREER EASTERN STATES 200 Story By: FRANK CATIZONE/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN – Don’t blame Brett Hearn for thinking back to the closing laps of last year’s Eastern States 200 at the Orange County Fair Speedway. After all, Hearn, after dominating the race for so many laps, seemed headed for another victory during this historic fall racing classic until Stewart Friesen entered the picture. Friesen snatched the win away from Hearn between the third and fourth turns on the final circuit to claim his first Eastern States triumph. Hearn, the winningest driver in…

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NJ-PA Area Drivers Set Plans For Thursday Night’s Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’

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NJ-PA Area Drivers Set Plans For Thursday Night’s Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Conjuring up memories of days gone by and the Tri-Track Series encompassing Orange County Fair Speedway and the now-closed Flemington (N.J.) and Nazareth (Pa.) Speedways, New-Jersey-Pennsylvania area racers are gearing up for Thursday night’s Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ event. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway Thursday night to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region and kick off the…

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50 Rich Laps of Racing Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Thursday

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50 Rich Laps of Racing Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Thursday: Bonuses Add Up For Behrent’s ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – On Thursday night (October 19), the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend will kick off with 50 rich laps of racing. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Modifieds invade Orange County Fair Speedway with the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to conclude the nine-race STSS Halmar International North Region. STSS Modified competitors will battle for a purse structure of $30,900 total: $5,000 to…

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It’s Title Time For STSS Halmar North Region: Bachetti Leads Perrego & Decker With $12,500 Championship Looming

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It’s Title Time For STSS Halmar North Region: Bachetti Leads Perrego & Decker With $12,500 Championship Looming Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – It’s ‘title time’ for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP. First up: the Halmar International North Region. On Thursday night, October 19, Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., hosts the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ to bring down the curtain on the nine-race Halmar North Region. A $12,500 championship will be decided after 50 laps around the five-eighths-mile track. Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy…

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Hard Clay Finale Set For Entertaining Eastern States Kickoff

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50 Laps - $30,900 Purse – $12,500 Championship: Behrent’s Hard Clay Finale Set For Entertaining Eastern States Kickoff Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – 50 laps. $30,900 in purse money. A championship on the line. All signs point to an entertaining, dramatic inaugural Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ on Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway. The event serves as a kickoff to the historic Eastern States Weekend at the venerable five-eighths-mile oval. Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds are featured in a 50-lap main event…

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EASTERN STATES 200 FAVORS “HOME TRACK” DRIVERS

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EASTERN STATES 200 FAVORS “HOME TRACK” DRIVERS Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY (October 9)……..Last October, Stewart Friesen won his first Eastern States 200, beating runner-up Anthony Perrego and 11-time winner of the fall classic Brett Hearn. Although Hearn holds most of the racing records on the Middletown Hard Clay, he has not raced weekly at Orange County for several years. Thus, there is a debate whether “The Corporate Jet” should be considered an invader or an Orange County regular competitor. Hearn and six-time Eastern States 200 winner Danny Johnson, who also has not raced…

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EASTERN STATES WEEKEND OFFERS RACERS BIG PRIZE MONEY

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FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY’S 2017 EASTERN STATES WEEKEND OFFERS RACERS BIG PRIZE MONEY More than $60,000 awaits a driver who can win both Modified championship races Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY (October 2)……..Six times in Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States history one driver has won both the Small-Block Modified championship race and the headline Eastern States 200 in the same weekend. Danny Johnson swept both races in 1992 and Brett Hearn took top honors in both races five times---1986, 2002, 2004, 2012, and 2014. But neither Johnson nor Hearn…

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Friesen looks to add his name to the five previous back-to-back Eastern States victors

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CAN 2016 EASTERN STATES WINNER STEWART FRIESEN BECOME A BACK-TO-BACK VICTOR IN 2017 Friesen looks to add his name to the five previous back-to-back Eastern States victors! Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (September 25)……..In the 55 previous Eastern States 200 races, five drivers have posted back-to-back victories. Will there be a sixth driver joining this exclusive club on Sunday, October 22 at the conclusion to the 56th annual renewal of this auto racing classic? Stewart Friesen, 34, formerly from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada and currently residing in New York, won the 2016 race and has to be…

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NON-STOP RACING ON SATURDAY OF EASTERN STATES WEEKEND

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NON-STOP RACING ON SATURDAY OF EASTERN STATES WEEKEND Small-Block Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars Star on Saturday Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Harry Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (September 18)……..The Small-Block Modifieds, powered by 358-cubic inch engines, will be the Saturday, October 21 headline attraction during the 56th Annual Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. This year’s 41st Annual Eastern States Small-Block Modified Championship Presented by Halmar International, WLR Construction, and Arkel Motors race will be 100 laps in distance. A star-studded lineup of top Small-Block Modified drivers from the entire Northeast dirt track Modified…

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Escape RV Joins October 19 Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ At Orange County Fair Speedway

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Escape RV Joins October 19 Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ At Orange County Fair Speedway As Presenting Sponsor Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has generated buzz among racers and fans as a kickoff to the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend. Escape RV has joined the Thursday, October 19 event as a presenting sponsor as the countdown continues to the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region finale. STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds will roar…

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‘Hard Clay Finale’ Short Track Super Series Special Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend

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Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Short Track Super Series Special Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MIDDLETOWN, NY – The 56th annual Eastern States Weekend ranks as the most historic dirt Modified event in the Northeast. In 2017, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP kicks it all off. The Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ is set for Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway, launching a true ‘weekend of speed’ at the venerable five-eighths-mile oval. The 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event will bring down…

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VETERAN ORANGE COUNTY RACERS SEEK EASTERN STATES GOLD

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VETERAN ORANGE COUNTY RACERS SEEK EASTERN STATES GOLD Former winners looking for a return to Victory Lane Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (September 11)……..Five veteran drivers who are also previous Eastern States victors and Orange County Fair Speedway Big-Block Modified point champions are looking to a return to Victory Lane in the headline Eastern States 200, Sunday, October 22 at the historic Middletown, New York five-eighths-mile “Hard Clay” race track. The five, who competed weekly at the speedway in 2017, include 1988 winner Rich Eurich, 1991 and 1995 winner Jimmy Horton, 2007 winner…

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SEPTEMBER BONUS NIGHTS AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY INCLUDE A FINAL NIGHT OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING

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SEPTEMBER BONUS NIGHTS AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY INCLUDE A FINAL NIGHT OF WEEKLY STOCK CAR RACING AND THE ALWAYS EXCITING AND UNPREDICTABLE EVE OF DESTRUCTION Story By: John Snyder/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (September 4)……..While the point season has concluded with Champions’ Night at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York, racing will continue Saturday evening, September 9, with a “no-points” bonus night. Four weekly racing divisions---Big-Block Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stocks---will see action, with the winners of the four division feature races earning guaranteed starting slots in their…

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IT’S NAIL-BITING TIME AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY

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IT’S NAIL-BITING TIME AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Championship point races go down to the wire Story By: John Snyder/OCFS Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (August 28)……..The final night of the point season for all competing divisions is on tap this coming Saturday, September 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. And in only one of the four divisions is the outcome even close to being decided. In the headline DIRTcar Big-block Modified division, two-time champion Jimmy Horton (957 points) has a 52-point cushion over defending titlist Tommy Meier (905) and 56 points ahead…

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Arctic Cat All Star weekend in New York caps off July schedule

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Arctic Cat All Star weekend in New York caps off July schedule Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 26, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend a weekend in The Empire State, ready to compete at three different dirt ovals over the course of three straight days, all kicking off on Friday evening, July 28, at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York. Chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000 during the weekend triple-header, Series regulars will battle a stout contingent of…

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SUMMER RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY

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NOSTALGIA NIGHT” PROGRAM  SATURDAY, JUNE 10 A FAN FAVORITE SPECIAL Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: JANE CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY -June 5, 2017-.More than 80 former drivers, car owners, and friends of the speedway have indicated they’ll be on hand this Saturday, June 10 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 long and glorious stock car racing history. Among the racing stars of yesteryear returning to the Hard Clay speedway are Bob…

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RACING RESUMES SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 3 AT OCFS

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RACING RESUMES SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 3 AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Story By: John Snyder/Orange County Fair Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY (May 29)......Following a two-week hiatus, stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York resumes on Saturday, June 3. The night’s action will include four divisions in qualifying and feature event races, with the mighty Big-Block Modifieds headlining the program. Also on the card will be the ultra-competitive Sportsman, the unpredictable Rookie Sportsman, and the full-bodied Street Stocks. All divisions will compete in qualifying races that set the fields for their respective feature races:…

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ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY LOOKS TO GET BACK ON TRACK

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RACING CONTINUES FULL STRIDE SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 20 AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: JANE & HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY - May 15, 2017- Weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York continues on Saturday, May 20. The night’s action will include five divisions in qualifying and feature event races, with the mighty Big-Block Modifieds headlining the program. Also on the card will be the very competitive Small-Block Modifieds, the unpredictable Sportsman, and the full-bodied Street Stocks. All divisions will compete in qualifying races…

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Orange County Fair Speedway Looks To Even The Score

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COMPETITORS AND FANS BOTH HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, MAY 13 Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY -May 9, 2017- With the score Mother Nature 2 – Racers 1, everyone is hoping for clear skies when weekly racing resumes Saturday, May 13 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. In addition to the headline Big-Block Modifieds, the compelling Sportsman, the youngsters in the Rookie Sportsman division, and the action-packed Street Stocks, the open-wheel Capital Region Sprint Agency (CRSA) Sprint Cars will make its…

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Opening Day At OCFS

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Opening Day At OCFS Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Finally! The day has come it is the first point race on the "Hard Clay" at the Orange County Fair Speedway! Coming with us this weekend to help are my Dad, Mike, Mark, Grandpop, Bob and a guy named Lips that meets us up at Orange County each and every Saturday night. We started our night off by dad picking 28 at the sign in window, it could have been a lot worse. After we got all signed in and unloaded I decided to get some food.…

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‘The Sensational One’ Scores OCFS Opening Night Win

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Horton Takes The Opener at Orange County Story By: FRANK CATIZONE / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: JANE CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY – May 1, 2017- Jimmy Horton has collected a lot of hardware during a sensational racing career that has spanned over five decades. But Horton, despite enjoying great success throughout the years during an on-and-off stint at the Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday evenings, has never managed to garner a season-opening victory at the historic race track. Horton, who returned to OCFS as a regular campaigner in 2016 after a long hiatus, put that problem to rest last Saturday…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY NOW BEGINS WITH A BLOCKBUSTER EVENT!

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Five Racing Divisions Headed By The Big-Block Modifieds To See Action! On Saturday April 29th Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY -April 23, 2017 -With the originally scheduled opener postponed by inclement weather, Orange County Fair Speedway weekly racing season will now get underway on Saturday, April 29 with a full five-division card on the program. The 68th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race.…

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Bachetti Blisters Hard Clay Open Field; Wins From 20th

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Andy Bachetti Rolls From 20th To Win Short Track Super Series ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway; 54 Modifieds Sign In For STSS North Opener Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – From 20th on the grid, Andy Bachetti rolled to a ‘Hard Clay Open’ victory Sunday evening at Orange County Fair Speedway. After a blown right-rear tire in heat-race action, Bachetti started eighth in the afternoon’s second consolation race, which he won. The Sheffield, Mass., driver then roared from the 10th row in the 50-lap main event to score the victory with some…

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ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY: RACING STEEPED IN HISTORY

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Middletown Track Continues a Tradition That Began in 1919 Story By: JOHN SNYDER / OCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY & JANE CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY - April 9, 2017-.While the Saturday, April 22 Opening Night marks the 68th consecutive year of weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway, the track’s history dates back to 1857 when it was first laid out for horse racing. The first automobile race on the Middletown, New York oval took place on August 15, 1919, when Jim Benedict of Katonah, New York drove a Duesenberg Special to victory. From that first event…

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Hard Clay Open Postponed To Sunday

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‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Postponed To Sunday, April 9; Entire Weekend Schedule Adjusted Back By 24 Hours Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – Due to predicted rainfall during the week and a harsh winter, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed by one day, to Sunday, April 9. OCFS promoter Michael Gurda IV opted to push practice back to Saturday, April 8 and the race to Sunday with the best interest of competitors in mind. “Looking at the forecast for this week, our best option to…

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WEEKLY RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22!

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Four Racing Divisions Headed By The Big-Block Modifieds To See Action! Press Release By: JOHN SNYDER / OCCFS MEDIA Photos By: HARRY CELLA / RACERSGUIDE.COM MIDDLETOWN, NY - March 28, 2017- On Saturday, April 22, the 68th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County will find the first green flag waving at 6:30 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race. They’ll be joined by the Small-Block Modifieds, the always exciting Sportsman, and the unpredictable Street Stocks. Qualifying races will set the fields for the evening’s feature events. Veteran Modified racer Bob…

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At OCFS With Hard Clay Open

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STSS $12,500 Championship Battle Gets Underway April 8 At Orange County Fair Speedway With Fourth Annual ‘Hard Clay Open’ Spectacular Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com MIDDLETOWN, NY – The chase for a $12,500 championship gets underway on the hallowed grounds of Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8. The Halmar International North Region opener for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP takes place on the Orange County Fairgrounds for the fourth consecutive year on April 8, headlined by a 50-lap main for the big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a total payout of more…

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Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Signs On As ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Title Sponsor At Orange County

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Behrent’s Performance Warehouse Signs On As ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Title Sponsor At Orange County; Pledges Year-Long Commitment To Short Track Super Series Racers Story By: Brett Deyo/Short Track Super Series - Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com FLORIDA, NY – Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, a recognized leader in distribution and sales of oval-track performance parts, has signed on to fully support the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP in the upcoming season. In a highly-touted off-season move, STSS organizer Brett Deyo announced the 2017 North Region finale for Modifieds would take place during the tradition-laden Eastern States Weekend at Orange County…

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Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Winner to take home $3,500 weekly in 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Winner to take home $3,500 weekly in 2016 Multiple sources have confirmed to us that the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY will pay $3,500 to win a weekly Modified feature during the 2016 season thus making them the highest paying to win Modified track in the North East. In addition to $3,500 weekly, OCFS will have a $5,000 to win Modified race one Saturday a month and a midsummer $10,000 to win race as well. While no announcement about the new purse structure has been made, Halmar Industries has invested a…

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2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released The 2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP has released their tentative 2016 schedule. The series will once again be split into a North and a South Region for 2016. Stewart Friesen and Ryan Watt picked up the 2015 season crowns individually. The first 'South' race will be March 12th at the Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin Joseph Memorial paying $4,900 to win. The first 'North' race will be held on April 2nd at the Orange County Fair Speedway for the 3rd Annual Hard Clay Open. 2016 Short Track Super…

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Standings

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*After Thunder Mountain, June 29 [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Position Car No. Driver OCFS Big D Accord Thunder Total 1 44 Stewart Friesen 100 95 40 95 330 2 27J Danny Johnson 90 54 85 90 319 3 55 Anthony Perrego 65 85 80 85 315 4 3 Tommy Meier 85 56 95 50 286 5 97 Jerry Higbie Jr. 95 40 72 40 247 6 91 Rick Laubach 40 100 48 52 240 7 44R/76R Mike Ricci 76 25 68 68 237 8 34 Andy Bachetti 62 68 60 45 235 9 6X Jackie Brown Jr. 46 40 100 48 234…

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CRSA SERIES RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

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Oneonta, New York…The CRSA Sprint Tour is heading back to the historic “Hard Clay” of the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York Saturday. This will be the tour’s second appearance at the speedway. Earlier in May Corey Sparks took his car to Victory Lane in a hard fought battle with Jeremy Quick, Scott Goodrich, Kyle Smith, and Mike Kiser. The upcoming event will be the second of five races at Orange County Fair Speedway's 5/8 mile oval and the fourth race of the E&H Services / Esposito's Lawn & Garden "Southern Tier Challenge. After last Friday’s exciting feature…

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