Story By: JOHN SNYDER / ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY – MIDDLETOWN, NY – The racing will be fast and furious on Saturday, May 21, when the United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds take to the track in a pair of 50-lap feature races.
The top-12 drivers from qualifying heat races will draw for starting positions with the balance of the field lined up from their heat race finishes.
After the first 50-lap feature race, the evening of racing excitement will conclude with a second 50-lap romp around the five-eighths-mile clay-surfaced speedway.
The starting order for the second feature will be determined by a fan spin of an “Inversion Wheel.” Each feature will pay the winner $5,000, with a bonus of $5,000 for sweeping the night. Dana Distributors (Budweiser brands) is the night’s presenting sponsor.
The very competitive Arkel Motors Sportsman division as well as the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Rookie Sportsman round out the racing action. Upwards of 40 Arkel Motors Sportsman are expected to battle for starting spots in the 20-lap feature race that pays the winner $1,000.
The first outing of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Rookie Sports drew 18 combatants for their $200 to win feature race. Additional entries in this division for novice drivers are expected.
Grandstand and Drive-In gates open at 4:00 pm. Reserved seat admission and reserved Drive-In parking $33, General admission $28, Senior/Military discount $24, Party Deck $150 (minimum 2, maximum 4). As always, kids 12 and under are admitted free for racing events. Other Fairgrounds parking is free. For advance reserved seating or Drive-In parking, call the Speedway Office during business hours at 845-342-2573.
Pits open at 3:00 pm. Pit admission $40, OCFS member $35. Racing begins at 6:30 pm.