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Seven racing divisions headed by the Big-Block Modifieds to see action!

Posted: April 17th, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, NY (April 17)……..With the special non-point Hard Clay Open race completed this past Saturday, April 11, weekly stock car racing competition at Orange County Fair Speedway is set to get underway on Saturday, April 18 with a full seven-division card on the program.

The 66th consecutive season of weekly racing at Orange County will find the first green flag waving at 7:00 pm. Headlining the program will be the 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in a 30-lap feature race. They’ll be joined by the nearly-as-fast Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stocks, Thunder Trucks, and for the first time the Four-Cylinder race cars. Qualifying races will set the fields for the evening’s feature events.

Defending track champion Tim Hindley won the 2014 opening night Big-Block Modified feature race, while veteran driver Tommy Meier captured last year’s inaugural Small-Block Modified feature. Hindley experienced some bad racing luck in the Hard Clay Open, with his car suffering mechanical issues during warm-ups. He’s looking to rebound this Saturday. Meier finished fourth in the Hard Clay Open, driving a small-block car.

It will all play out on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and the start of the 66th consecutive season of weekly stock car racing at Orange County Fair Speedway. Will there be new Opening Night winners added to the long list of great Orange County drivers? Or will previous victors take the checkered flags once again? Racing gets under way at 7:00 P.M at the historic Middletown, New York five-eights-mile “Hard Clay” surfaced speedway. Opening Night will include seven divisions of race cars---Big-Block Modifieds, Small-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stocks, Thunder Trucks, and Four-Cylinder race cars---in qualifying races and main events with the evening’s program sponsored by Howard Johnson/Super 8 of Middletown and MAACO of New Hampton. The Street Stocks will be competing in the Jeremy Michael Hedges Memorial Race for Street Stocks.

Advance and season ticket sales and additional information is available at the Track Office. Call 845-342-2573 during business hours.

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