The “Revenge 50” is Back, but with an Exciting New Twist

The “Revenge 50” is Back, but with an Exciting New Twist

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. Thanks to Rob Sherlock Roofing, of Wurtsboro, New York, drivers finishing positions 4-6 in their heats 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 $24 adults, $20 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.