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A Friesen Family Affair at Middletown: Stewie Takes Home $40,000 in 57th Eastern States 200

By FRANK CATIZONE MIDDLETOWN, NY – It was a real family affair in victory lane at the Orange County Fair Speedway yesterday afternoon as Stewart Friesen and his young family celebrated his second Eastern States 200 championship before a packed house. Friesen and his racing wife Jessica, who became the …

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Friesen’s Disqualification Hands Hearn Eastern States 100 Victory; 305th Career Win at Orange County Fair Speedway

By FRANK CATIZONE  MIDDLETOWN, NY – Much of the drama during Eastern States Weekend the past few seasons has centered around modified racing stars Brett Hearn and Stewart Friesen.  Both drivers have treated the Orange County Fair Speedway to some exciting moments with their driving styles on the track as …

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EASTERN STATES WEEKEND IS HERE! 57TH RENEWAL OF FALL CLASSIC TO FILL HISTORIC FAIRGROUNDS

MIDDLETOWN, NY – When the Orange County Fair Speedway gates swing open on Friday morning, October 19, it will signal the start of the 57TH annual Eastern States Weekend and the headline Eastern States 200, the oldest consecutively-run championship race weekend for dirt track Modifieds. And this year’s event promises …

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ACTIVITIES, GAMES AND MORE AT EASTERN STATES WEEKEND 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NY – To enhance the entertainment value of our annual Eastern States Weekend, the crew at Orange Motorsports and Entertainment has brought in 2 nationally acclaimed music acts, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes on Friday, October 19th and The Fab Faux on Saturday, October 20th.  Of course, OCFS …

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2018’S HARD CLAY FINALE PAYS TRIBUTE TO OCFS LEGEND RICH EURICH

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse ‘Hard Clay Finale’ Order of Events A Tribute to Rich Eurich at The Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. Thursday, October 18 3 p.m. – Pit Gates Open  4 p.m. – Drive-In Gate Opens  5 p.m. – Grandstand Gate Opens  5:40 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting/STSS Draw for Heat-Race Positions  6 p.m. – 360 Sprint Car …

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EASTERN STATES WEEKEND IS ALMOST HERE!

MIDDLETOWN, NY – For the last 57 years, Middletown NY has been invaded by the northeast’s greatest stock car drivers for the Annual Eastern States Weekend, landing this year on October 19-21, 2018 and presented by Halmar International, Arkel Motors, and WLR Construction.  The 99 year old Orange County Fair Speedway …

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EASTERN STATES WEEKEND COMPETITOR’S NOTES RELEASED

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The 2018 57th Annual Eastern States Weekend will feature 3 straight days of racing on October 19, 20 and 21 at the nation’s oldest operating dirt track, The Orange County Fair Speedway. ESW (Eastern States Weekend) is dirt racing’s longest running championship racing weekend. This year’s event …

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THE FAB FAUX TO PLAY ESW SATURDAY NIGHT

MIDDELTOWN, NY – With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover …

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SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES TO PLAY 2018 ESW

MIDDLETOWN, NY – 2018’s Eastern States Weekend and Hard Clay Finale will feature live music throughout the multi-day racing festival in Middletown, NY. Friday, 10/19 is the first night of ESW dubbed “Nerves of Steel” day with Big block time trials and qualifying, Big block fast dash (4 fastest time …

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Hearn Wins 12th Career Eastern States 200

By FRANK CATIZONE MIDDLETOWN, NY – Don’t blame Brett Hearn for thinking back to the closing laps of last year’s Eastern States 200 at the Orange County Fair Speedway. After all, Hearn, after dominating the race for so many laps, seemed headed for another victory during this historic fall racing …

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