MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will return to New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway for the first time since 2004 later this year.
Series officials announced the addition of a date at the Middletown, N.Y., venue on Aug. 19 on Monday. It kicks off a four-race weekend spanning New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
It’s the second time the World of Outlaws will race at the .625-mile oval. Rick Eckert, the 2011 series champion and most recent winner, found victory lane in the first event.
Orange County Fair Speedway’s Director of Motorsports Brett Hearn is excited for New York fans to see the Series’ return.
“These are the fastest, non-wing dirt racing cars on the planet,” Hearn said. “Since the last time they were here, the [Series] gets a lot more exposure with DIRTVision. Even though it’s not a division that runs here all the time, a lot of people know who the players are.”
World of Outlaws Late Models Series director Casey Shuman is also thrilled to return to such a historic venue.
“Orange County has a rich history of racing, and we’re really excited for the Late Models to be a part of it,” Shuman said. “It should be a great event, and a fun track for our guys to race on.”
Three-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard is currently at the top of the standings — 46 points ahead of Chris Madden.