Orange County Fair Speedway Gears Up For 2015
Happy New Year race fans!
2015 is finally here and the Orange County Fair Speedway at 239 Wisner Ave in Middletown, New York is busy gearing up for the upcoming racing season. Our tentative 2015 racing schedule has been posted here on Racingin.com, our website as well as our Google+ page. Android users can also download our app at the Google Play Store to keep up to date on everything about OCFS in 2015.
OCFS is set to begin its 66th consecutive racing season at the historic five-eighths-mile speedway. Last year’s champions are set to defend their championship titles in their respective divisions; Tim Hindley - 2014 Big Block Modified Champion, Chuck McKee - 2014 Small Block Modified Champion, LJ Lombardo - 2014 Sportsman Champion, Mike Vigiletti - 2014 Street Stock Champion.
This season the OCFS will host many racing divisions including the mighty Big Block Modifieds, Small Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stocks, 305 Sprints, URC Sprints, Thunder Trucks, Vintage Modifieds, ACOT’s, Flat track motorcycles, motocross and demolition derbies.
The 2015 Orange County Fair Speedway season will open on Tuesday, April 7 with the second edition of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event co-promoted by BD Motorsports Media LLC. The event will kick off the point chase for the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek $15,000 championship with a 50-lap Modified event paying $5,000-plus to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green. Crate 602 Sportsman offering $1,000 to win and $100 to start will complete the doubleheader. Weather dates are planned for April 8 and 9.
The regular season begins on Saturday, April 11th at 7pm and runs through to Championship Night on Saturday September 5th. Note that there is no racing over Memorial Day weekend or on Independence Day.
The 175th Annual Orange County Fair runs from July 16th through the 26th with six events planned for this year’s fair.
To cap off 2015, we’ll see the 54th Annual Eastern States Weekend, the oldest consecutively-run championship event for dirt track Modified stock cars in the country. It is three action-packed days---Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25---of high speed racing excitement that culminates with the Eastern States 200, the “granddaddy” of all fall championship races.
Michael Gurda IV, the promoter of the historic five-eighths-mile fairgrounds oval, has confirmed that OCFS will operate as an independent facility for the 2015 campaign, effectively ending the speedway’s DIRTcar NorthEast sanction. Orange County first hosted auto racing in 1919 and the 2015 campaign will mark its 66th year of uninterrupted stock car racing.
“At this time, we felt it was in the best interest of Orange County Fair Speedway, its drivers and fans, to operate fully on our own for 2015,” Gurda stated. “Our schedule of events should be enticing for weekly racing and our traditional special events.”
The independent status will not prompt rule changes in any of the weekly classes. Hoosier Racing Tires will be utilized in open-wheel divisions.
For information regarding tickets, pit passes, rules, directions, sponsorship and news, please visit our website at http://www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net/index2.html
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