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$20,000 Driver’s Challenge begins tonight at Pompano

08:47 AM 10 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Pompano Beach, FL – The Isle Pompano Park starts a unique driver’s competition tonight called the “$20,000 Championship Driver’s Challenge.”

Over the course of the next month the “Challenge” pits two drivers against each other in four select races on the evening program. Sunday’s opening round features David Ingraham going against Rick Plano. They are competing in races 4 through 7. Pointed are awarded based on where they each finish in the race. 10 points for a win; 7 for second place; 5 for third; 3 for fourth and 1 point for fifth. No points are awarded if they finish sixth or further back.

Driver pairings include Ingraham vs Plano (tonight) and tomorrow (Monday) night it is Bruce Ranger against John MacDonald.  The series continues until the final two drivers go head and head on Saturday, March 15. The competing drivers are allowed to select any horse of their choosing in the assigned races each night, alternating who gets to choose first in each assigned race.

The overall winner of the competition receives $8,000 with second place winning $4,000, third place $2,000, fourth through sixth place $1,000 and seventh through twelfth place each getting $500.

There will be interviews with the competing drivers before and after each night’s competition.

By Steve Wolf for

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