RPW Column By: MIKE TRAVERSE / RPW – MIDDLETOWN, NY – An enhanced winner’s purse awaits the winner of the Saturday, June 27 Big Block feature race at OCFS.
Orange County Fair Speedway has increased the winner’s share to $5,000 for the winner of the United Rentals DIRTcar 30 lap event this Saturday.
In addition, it was announced on his Facebook page that Stewart Friesen will be racing at OCFS in his familiar #44 this coming Saturday. Friesen will be heading to OCFS after completing competition earlier Saturday at Pocono Raceway in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race, driving the HFR #52. Friesen has had his share of success at the historic “House Of Power” in his appearances.
Friesen has been a frequent winner at OCFS in recent years. He has been especially successful in the season ending Eastern States 200, winning the event 3 times in the past 4 years. The 2019 win saw him make an epic drive from the back of the field after he missed qualifying due to the truck series commitments that weekend.
Friesen was in the field when OCFS made it’s return to racing on June 5th. He was able to make a late race pass of Matt Sheppard to secure the win in the 43 lap Jimmy Horton Tribute Race. But if Friesen is to make a return trip to Victory Lane this week, he will be facing some stellar competition.
Anthony Perrego has been on fire at OCFS recently, taking the last two Big Block Features. Sheppard has been right into the thick of it with two 2nd place and one 3rd place finish in the 3 races thus far completed. Billy VanInwegen has finished all three features in the top five. Craig Mitchell is coming off of a strong 2nd place finish this past Saturday. Jimmy Horton has shown great speed so far this season. Mechanical gremlins have hampered him, causing him to drop out late in the last two features while running in the top 3. And the rest of the OCFS Big Block racers will be in there giving it their all.
The Sportsman and Street Stock divisions will also be in action. The Sportsman will lead off the show with their held over feature from 6/20. And they will have a complete new program with a regularly scheduled feature.
Fans in the drive in will notice another of the continuing improvements at OCFS. The finishing touches are being applied to a new scoreboard in the 4th turn. This will be a valuable tool for drivers, crews and fans. The scoreboard will be in operation this Saturday.
While the OCFS grandstands are still closed, the drive in section will once again be open for the fans enjoyment. And if you can’t make it to the track in person, the OCFS PPV will once again be available.