Category Archives: Dirt Racing

World of Outlaw Tickets On Sale Now For 5th Annual Jersey Outlaw Classic Tuesday Night May 23rd

New Egypt, NJ – The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to invade New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night May 23rd for the 5th Annual Jersey Outlaw Classic. The will be the only Garden State appearance by the World of Outlaws in 2017.

Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman has had this race circled on the calendar since the schedule was announced as he has won the last four previous Jersey Outlaw Classic’s at the Ocean County, NJ D-Shaped oval. Also in competition that evening will be the likes of Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Paul McMahan and more!

General Admission tickets are $30, reserved tickets are $35, teens 12-15 are $15, and children 11 and under are free. Pit admission is $40. Tickets are available now by visiting www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets. Pit Gates will open at 2PM, Tickets and Will Call open at 3:30PM, Grandstands at 4PM, Hot Laps will begin at 6:30 with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 7:30PM. A Wednesday night May 24th rain date has been added in case there is inclement weather.

More information on the Jersey Outlaw Classic can be obtained by clicking the following link: http://woosprint.com/new-egypt-speedway.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike.   A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.  New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house.  The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways.  Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Postponed To Sunday, April 9

Entire Weekend Schedule Adjusted Back By 24 Hours

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Due to predicted rainfall during the week and a harsh winter, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed by one day, to Sunday, April 9.

OCFS promoter Michael Gurda IV opted to push practice back to Saturday, April 8 and the race to Sunday with the best interest of competitors in mind.

“Looking at the forecast for this week, our best option to put on a quality show is to slide back a day to Saturday and Sunday,” Gurda said. “We are expecting significant rain Thursday into the overnight and Friday morning. The extra day will allow the facility to dry out and have the track prepped properly.

Saturday will be reserved for open practice. I feel we will have a much better surface for the race after completing a practice session on the track. The ‘Hard Clay Open’ has become one of those races on the Orange County schedule our fans and teams look forward to and we want to provide the best track conditions and facility possible.”

April 9 had been listed as the scheduled rain date for the event since the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP schedule was released in December.

“We want the best conditions possible for this event and were happy to make the adjustment,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said.

On Saturday, open practice will take place from 1-5 p.m. with pit gates opening at 11 a.m. Pit admission is $25 for practice and grandstand admission is free.

Sunday will serve as the Halmar International North Region Race No. 1 for the STSS Modifieds with the ‘Hard Clay Open’ 50-lap, $5,000-to-win, $1,000 for 10th, $500 to take the green big-block/small-block Modified event. Also on the card are Crate 602 Sportsman, following weekly Orange County rules, paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start.

The Sunday time schedule will remain as posted: pit gates open at 11 a.m., grandstand and drive-in gates at noon, hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors pay $20. Kids 12 and under are $2. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Not All $5,000-To-Win Races Are Equal: $30,400 Payout

Non-Top-Heavy Structure Set For ‘Hard Clay Open’ At Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 8

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Take a look at the 2017 dirt Modified Northeast schedule, and you’ll see plenty of $5,000-to-win races.

Don’t let the winner’s share fool you. They’re not all created equal.

On Saturday, April 8 at Orange County Fair Speedway, the ‘Hard Clay Open’ offers $5,000 to the victor for a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event. The difference is, the payback through the field totaling a massive $30,400 for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region opener.

At OCFS, the complete ‘Hard Clay Open’ STSS Modified payout is as follows: 1) $5,000; 2) $4,000; 3) $2,500; 4) $1,800; 5) $1,500; 6) $1,400; 7) $1,300; 8) $1,200; 9) $1,100; 10) $1,000; 11) $750; 12) $650; 13) $600; 14) $550; 15) $525; 16) $515; 17) $510; 18-28) $500.

In addition to the posted pay, a number of companies have offered product or certificate bonuses including American Racer, ATL Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Fast Axle, Keizer Wheels, QA1, VP Racing Fuels and Wilwood Brakes.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ kicks off the STSS North Region title fight, with $12,500 going to the series champion at year-end.

Modifieds will compete in qualifying and a 50-lap feature the STSS rules package. Crate 602 Sportsman will race under weekly OCFS rules utilizing an open draw. Crate 602 Sportsman race for $1,000 to win and $100 to take the green flag.

For complete rules, prices and information, visit the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-general-rules-prices-information/

At the ‘Hard Clay Open’ gates will open at 11 a.m. for the pit area. The drive-in and grandstand gates unlock at noon. A drivers’ meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m., with hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.

A rain date of Sunday, April 9 is in place should there be inclement weather.

OCFS will host a Friday practice on April 7. Gates will unlock at 2 p.m., with track time available for teams from 4-8 p.m.

The STSS has already been in action this season, hosting the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway on March 11. Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J., a regular at OCFS driving for Chris Larsen’s Halmar International team, took the $5,100 victory.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita & Wilwood.


2017 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Schedule

Halmar International North Region

Saturday, April 8 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. ‘Hard Clay Open’ (Rain Date: April 9)

Sunday, May 28 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ (Rain Date: May 29)

Tuesday, June 6 Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – ‘Anthracite Assault’ – COMBO (Rain Date: TBA)

Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – ‘Afton Action 50’ (Rain Date: June 22)

Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. – ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ (Rain Date: July 4) – AMERICAN RACER CUP CHALLENGE EVENT

Tuesday, August 15Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, N.Y. – Stampede ‘toga (Rain Date: August 16)

Tuesday, August 22 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 53’ (Rain Date: August 23) – AMERICAN RACER CUP CHALLENGE EVENT

Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. (Rain Date: October 8)

Thursday, October 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – ‘Hard Clay Finale’ at Eastern States Weekend (Rain Date: October 20) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS