Story By: ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY – MIDDLETOWN, NY – The $25K to win, yet to be officially named DirtCar Big Block Modified Track Championship at OCFS will introduce an exciting new format to Big Block racing at The House of Power.
The 12-race series features a mix of special format or long-distance races and regular Saturday Night 30-lap feature races, but the major change comes in the form of a new “playoffs” style system designed to produce consistently exciting Big Block racing all season.
It will also allow for both local competitors and outside invaders to be competitive for the points championship by winning into the “playoffs”.
Modified points will be distributed as listed in OCFS’s normal point system beginning with the opening event on April 3rd. Following the July 10th event the top 8 eligible drivers will be determined. All race winners will be guaranteed a spot with the balance of positions filled by point standings. (All Big Block events will use variety of qualifying procedures. NO handicapping.)
Following the July 10th event the “Final 8” will have their points reset accordingly;(Positions will be determined by your current position in overall points.) 1st-2015, 2nd-2012, 3rd-2010, 4th-2008, 5th-2006, 6th-2004, 7th-2002, 8th-2000.
From 9th on in points will maintain their point totals and will continue to accumulate until the end of the point season.
Starting with the July 29th Battle of the Midway and continuing for the next 3 race events from 8/12, 8/21, 8/28 the “Final 8” will accumulate points towards elimination night. Win and your in, with the balance of the “Final 4” determined by points.
The race to determine the 2021 DirtCar modified track champion will take place on September 2nd. The “Final 4” will be in a battle for finishing position as the highest finisher will determine the Track Championship and winner of the $25K prize. The final order of the “Final 4″ being determined again by finishing position. Balance of remaining field will be determined solely by points.
Rookie Sportsman Division Returns for 2021
The Rookie Sportsman Division Returns to the Orange County Fair Speedway for 2021. With 2020’s schedule severely impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, Rookie sportsman were wiped from the schedule at OCFS. It had been since 2018 that this special Sportsman sub-division has run at the House of Power.
2021 will provide Rookie drivers with 6 Saturday Night races: April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, and a final “Graduation Night” on June 26. Throughout the 6 race series, rookie drivers will earn points like all other divisions do. On the last race, upon “graduation”, the Champion and second place finisher will be placed to the front of the regular Sportsman class handicapping immediately.
If you are interested in competing as a rookie, contact Doug via email to register and be qualified. email@example.com