Orange County Fair Speedway

“The Hard Clay” aka “The House of Power”

Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. It was constructed in 1857 for horse racing at the annual Orange County Fair. In 1919, the first auto race was held on what was then called the “Harry Clay Oval.” Racing continued every year until the outbreak of World War Two caused the suspension of motorsports nationwide. After World War Two, “Big Car” racing continued for a year or so at the fair, and midget racing was immensely popular on Wednesday nights. In 1948, the first “Stock Car” race was held on the ½-mile track. The first winner of the first heat race was Frankie Schneider, who went on to become a legend in these parts. OCFS hosts five classes of racing, and something for every racer’s budget. From the Street Stocks to the Mighty Big Block Modifieds, and every division in-between (ProStock, Sportsman, Small Block Modified) the racing here is non-stop action from green flag to checkered.

Orange County Fair Speedway is home to the Eastern States Weekend. Begun in 1962 as a one-day, 100-lap championship race, Eastern States Weekend has grown into a three-day racing spectacular, the “October Classic.” Stock Car Racing and Orange County, New York go hand in hand. No speedway in the region, or in the WORLD, has as much history behind it as Orange County Fair Speedway!

Mark you calendar and join us at the HOUSE OF POWER for the time of your lives right in your own backyard!!!

DateEventClasses Racing
4/7The Short Track Super Series Hard Clay OpenSTS
4/13Opening Night - Carl Van Horn TributeM/SB/sp/ss
4/20CLOSED - Easter Weekend
4/27Back the Blue - Law Enforcement Appreciation NightM/SB/SP/R
5/4War of The Stars May The Fourth NightM/SP/R/SS
5/11The Devil Made Us Do It "666" - Bobby Botcher TributeM/SB/SP/SS
5/18Little League NightM/SP/R/SS
5/25CLOSED - Memorial Day
6/1Nostalgia NightM/SB/SP
6/2Scheduled Rain Date
6/8Spring Smashtacular: The mnge Crush
6/15College NightM/SP/R/SS
6/22Scout NightM/SB/SP/SS
6/29Military Appreciation NightM/SB/SP/R
7/6CLOSED -4TH of July
7/13T Ony Stewart'S All-Star Circuit Of Champions410 Sprints/SB
7/14Scheduled Rain Date
7/18Super DIRT Series Battle Of the Midway 100M-Show Points
7/27Sportsman Twin 20's • FREE with Fair AdmissionSB/SP/R
8/3Full-fender Nostalgia Night/ Marky Traverse MemorialM/SP/R/SS
8/10Fire and EMS Appreciation NightM/SP/R/SS
8/11Scheduled Rain Date
8/15-8/17100TH Anniversary WeekendShow Points
8/24King of the Catskills QualifierM/SP/R/SS
8/31CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend
9/14Eve of Destructon
10/19Esw open Practice - FREE GRANDSTAND SEATING
10/24The Short Track Super Series Hard Clay FinaleSTS
10/25-10/27Eastern States WeekendM/SB/SP/SS
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OCFS Schedule