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ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

TRACK FACTS

Orange County Speedway is located in Northeastern Orange County on the site of the original Trico Motor Speedway, which was built in the early 1960s. What originally opened as a dirt facility was paved and is currently a 3/8ths mile (.375) asphalt, high- banked oval track. The oval has 16 degree banking in the straightaway and 19 degree banking in the turns. The banking and wide-sweeping turns make this facility the fastest 3/8 mile track in the country. The track averages 50 feet wide, which offers plenty of room for side by side racing among competitors. Orange County Speedway has also, in the past, won a National Speed Award for 3/8 mile track and has won several awards from the Daytona Speedweek's RPM Race Promoter's Workshop Awards.

This facility offers grandstand seating that follows the curvature of the track, along the front, from turn four to turn one, which means that there is an excellent view of the track from every seat. There is a VIP box in turn four that will accommodate 40 people in air-conditioned comfort. This view offers a close up view of all the exciting turn four action, as well as a fabulous view of the entire track.The VIP seating in the Main Tower accommodates 15 fans with a bird's eye view of the Finish Line as well as the remainder of the track.

Orange County Speedway was one of the first tracks in the area to have live televised Busch races. Some of the top Winston Cup stars of yesterday and today 'cut their teeth' in racing as regulars at OCS. The list includes Jimmy Johnson (ASA), Bobby Labonte, Todd Bodine and Jeff and Ward Burton. Dale Jarrett won his first Busch Race at OCS. Jeff Gordon won his first career Busch Pole at OCS in 1991. Most recently, Scott Riggs of Bahama, North Carolina, began his racing career here at the Orange County Speedway. Over the years, many others have competed at OCS in Late Model Sportsman and Busch Races. Some other well-known drivers to have raced at Orange County Speedway include Stacey Compton, Greg Davis, Peyton Sellers, Barry Beggarly, and Stacey Puryear, as well as Maurice Hill who is one of the winningest drivers at Orange County Speedway, and Timothy Peters, Late Model Stock Champion at OCS in 2002 and 2003.

Orange County Speedway also hosts Orange County Relay for Life Race for the Cure, Tarheel Rally cross events, bicycle time trials, Boy Scouts Jamborees and other charity functions.

Please enjoy your visit to the track through our website. Then make your plans to see the real thing. America's fastest 3/8's track has so much to offer fans of grass roots racing. Our sweeping turns allow for side by side racing.

Since the early sixties, Orange County Speedway has long offered “grassroots racing” at its best. Orange County Speedway and its staff are grateful for the support the region has shown us as we began this new chapter in the history of “America’s Fastest 3/8’s Track!”  Thank you, in advance, for considering Orange County Speedway as place to spend your leisure time. It has been very satisfying to assist with revitalization of this legendary track. From the installment of the new aluminum seating to the refurbishment of the remainder of the facility in 2006, excitement has been overflowing. As previous fans returned to share memories, new fans came to create memories of their own. The speedway has come back life with all the fellowship associated with short track racing.

We appreciate our loyal fans and friends who appreciate good racing. At Orange County Speedway, we want the fans to have a sense of belonging to the sport. Please feel free to visit on open practice days.

Sponsorship opportunities exist at many levels so please contact the office for your chance to advertise with us.

In 2010, offering discounts off adult tickets to Seniors/Military/University or College Faculty, Staff or Students to OCS sponsored events when presenting an appropriate ID at the ticket window. Bulk ticket or employee night prices are available for groups of 15 or more.

Orange County Speedway also hosts Orange County Relay for Life Race for the Cure, Tarheel Rally cross events, bicycle time trials, Boy Scouts Jamborees and other charity functions.

OCS RECYCLES! Since reopening in 2006, the track had made a conscious effort to lessen our carbon footprint. We established an aluminum recycling program. Recent State laws have been passed which forces us to document our mandatory compliance. Please help to protect the environment and keep operation cost low by placing cans, plastic and trash in the appropriate containers.

The policy for the 2010 season is one 12 inch by 12 inch soft sided cooler per person. No open containers will be allowed in the facility. Water, soft drinks or one six packed of beer. NO LIQUOR! No reentry with cooler.

Coolers will be checked prior to entry into facility. Please advise track staff of any person consuming liquor.

Thanks and keep visiting the website through out the season. Coupons and giveaways will be available only through the website so check often for news and specials.

Please let us know how we may make your visit more enjoyable.