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 the youngsters.
It also marks the season’s second night of competition for the exciting Small-Block Modifieds. Their inaugural 25-lap feature on June 9 was won by defending division champion Anthony Perrego. He’ll be out to add to his win total, but will be challenged by more than two-dozen racers eager to dethrone the champion. Among the challengers are Craig Mitchell, Brian Krummel, Allison Ricci, Tommy Meier, and a host more.
Perrego is also the only two-time winner this season in the Big-Block Modified division. The ground-pounding 467 cid Modifieds race for a 30-lap feature distance. Jimmy Horton is the defending champion in the division, but former titlists Jerry Higbie, Tommy Meier, and Jeff Heotzler aren’t about to concede Perrego the 2018 championship.
In the Sportsman division, Jesse Leiby has had the hot hand, winning three 20-lap feature races thus far in 2018. Equally as dominant in his division, the full-body Street Stocks, is Jim Maher, who has also won three times this season. They’ll be in action as well this Saturday evening.
Admission prices for both the June 16 race meet remains at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $1.00 for children 12 and under. There is a $1.00 car charge for the drive-in section. The full night of racing begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Information for all Orange County Fair Speedway action is available at the speedway website, www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net, or at the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours.