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Orange County Fair Speedway

Orange County Fair Speedway is a 5/8 mile dirt oval located on the Orange County Fair Grounds in Middletown, New York.

New: 2005-01-23  Last Updated: 2007-10-20

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Elevation: 480 feet Latitude: 41.447568 Longitude: -74.392977 GPS: N 41 26.8540, W 74 23.5786 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated from August 15th, 1919 to September 28th, 1941. It reopened after WWII on October 13th, 1945, and then operated from August 16th 1947 through around October 23rd, 1967. The 1/2 mile dirt oval was expanded to 5/8 mile in 1968. A 1/5 mile dirt oval operated in 1942 and late 1945. A 1/5 mile paved oval operated from June 12th, 1946 through September 12th, 1953 and from May 18th, 1957 through June 24th, 1961. A dirt dragstrip operated in 1961.

The track has also operated as Victory Speedway.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 499. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Track: Orange County Fair Speedway 239 Wisner Ave Middletown, NY 10940 845-342-2573 845-344-0503 (fax)

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From NY 17, exit 120, turn left onto Route 211. At fifth traffic light, go left on Carpenter Ave. Look for the fair grounds on the left.

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