Big Block Revenge 50
The rumble of the United Rentals Big-Block DIRTcar Modifieds will echo through Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York on Thursday evening June 17 with the return of the “Revenge 50,” a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win romp around the historic five-eighths-mile clay speedway. Four preliminary heats will qualify 24 drivers for the feature race. Thanks to Rob Sherlock Roofing, of Wurtsboro, New York, drivers finishing positions 4-6 in their heat will race in a special Rob Sherlock’s Working Man’s Dash for Cash. The winner of the Dash will earn $2,000, while the top-five finishers will all bank prize money, and the driver who advances the most positions will pocket an extra $250.
In the 50-lap feature event, only green flag laps will be counted. The top starting positions will be set by a revenge draw. Eligible drivers will draw a number, but then must pass that starting spot number to one of the other competitors.
With no other race meet scheduled in the region, a banner field---much like Orange County’s previous Memorial Weekend event---of Big-Block Modified drivers is expected, both Orange County-based as well as outside invaders. Matt Sheppard won the Revenge 50 last year. This is the fifth race in the United Rentals Big-Block DIRTcar Modifieds point chase to determine the track champion.
The stands and the unique Orange County Drive-In section are fully open. General admission for either is $20 adults, $16 seniors, and free for children 12 and under. Rows D, E, and F of the Drive-In can be reserved ahead of time for $25. Unsold spaces in these rows will be available on race day. In the Drive-In, track announcements and race calls can be heard on 107.7 FM. The Party Deck is available at $140 for four. Fans wishing to reserve Drive-In spaces or the Party Deck should call the Speedway Office at 845-342-2573. The 31st Lap Tavern is open. Spectator gates open at 4:30 pm, Hot Laps at 6:30 pm, and racing at 7:00 pm.
Fans unable to attend in person may order multi-camera streaming of the races on the OCFS website, .
For competitors: Transponders and one-way radios are mandatory. Fire suppression equipment is required for all open-wheel divisions. Big-Block Modifieds will follow 2021 DIRTcar specifications and rules. Pit passes are $30 for members, $35 non-members. Pit gate opens at 3:00 pm.
Media members must request credentials prior to June 17. No requests will be honored on race day. Contact Doug Dulgarian at with your request.
4:00 Pit Gate opens Draw for Groups Begin
4:00 Grandstand and Drive In Gates Open
5:45 Mandatory Drivers Meeting at Scales
6:10 Modifieds to staging area.
6:15 Hot Laps Modifieds
Modified Group Time Trials to set Heat Start Spot
6:50 Pre Race Ceremonies /National Anthem
Draw for Heat Race Invert (1-4)
7:00 Modified Heats – 8 Laps
Short Break (15 Minutes)
Modified “B” Main – 10 Laps ( 21-30 spots )
Modified Rob Sherlock Roofing “Working Man’s DASH for Cash”
Heat Finishers 4th – 6th , 10 Laps
INTERMISSION / Revenge Draw Frontstretch
Modified Feature Event – 50 Laps - 30 Start
Modifed Winner Victory Lap / Photos (Top 3)