A still racing Buzzie Reutimann will be making the trip up north from his Florida home to visit OCFS on the last night of regular competition for the 2021 season. The final event for the United Rentals DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds is the 50-lap championship race on Thursday, September 2nd. Buzzie, and other past champions in attendance will present our 2021 champion with his big check for $25,000!
Whittled down from a season-long field of 57 United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modified drivers, on Thursday, September 2 the Final Four drivers will battle in a 50-lap showdown against two-dozen competitors with the top finisher among the four crowned United Rentals Orange County Fair Speedway Modified Champion. Presented by VP Racing Fuels, there’s prestige and money on the line with $25,000 going to the champion, and significant cash and other awards going to the overall top-ten drivers when all the points are tallied. And for good measure, the race winner will take home $5,000, and if he or she is other than one of the Final Four, a guaranteed 13th starting slot in the October 24 Eastern States 200, the oldest continuously-run championship race for dirt track Modifieds.
There’s prestige and money on the line Saturday, August 28 on the final night of weekly competition for Orange County Fair Speedway’s H.O. Penn Cat Small-Block Modified drivers, as well as those competing in the Arkel Motors Sportsman division and the NAPA Northeast Parts Group Street Stock ranks. At the conclusion of the evening’s racing, the champion driver in each of these divisions will be crowned. And in the headline United Rentals DIRTcar Big-Block Modified division, the eight drivers currently qualified for the title will be pared down to the “Final Four” who will battle on Thursday, September for the 2021 United Rentals Big-Block Modified Championship and its $25,000 award.
Tension mounts as just two race meets remaining to determine the “Final Four” who will battle for the 2021 United Rentals Big-Block Modified Championship at Orange County Fair Speedway. That puts pressure on seven of the eight drivers looking to make the cut and race for the $25,000 award that goes with the title. By virtue of two previous wins in major races, only Stewart Friesen is already locked in the Final Four.
On Thursday, August 19, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will be racing at Orange County Fair Speedway for the first time since 2004. The fastest wingless race cars will tear around Orange County’s five-eights-mile clay track with the sole goal of winning the 40-lap feature race and its $10,000 first place prize money.
Who are OCFS's Final Eight Big Block Drivers and how did they get there? The Final Eight are the only remaining drivers eligible for the $25K to win OCFS championship. Why? Because 2021's United Rentals DIRTcar Big Block Points series went a little differently in 2021. Modified points were distributed as listed in OCFS's normal point system beginning with the opening event on April 3rd. Any drivers with wins, or those in the top 8 in points as of the July 10th event became "The Final Eight".
Celebrate summer with three consecutive nights of action-packed racing and music Thursday through Saturday, August 12-14 at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. AND, YOU CAN GET ALL 3 NIGHTS + FREE CAMPING FOR JUST $70 with a deal available on Groupon right now!
Beginning in 1950, Orange County Fair Speedway has been most noted for its dirt track Modified racing. But late model full-fender American stock cars have long been a part of the weekly racing action. On Saturday, August 7, this heritage will be honored on Full-Fender Nostalgia Night, featuring the NAPA Northeast Parts Group Street Stocks, the return of unpredictable Enduro racing, and the annual visit of the Atlantic Coast Old Timers and their historic racing cars.