Day At The Track

Presidential Pace nearly a go Feb. 17 at Monti

09:50 AM 31 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Don Hoover, harness racing Cedric Washington, harness racing
Race secretary at Saratoga, Don Hoover, will be in the race
Cedric "George" Washington will be driving
If all who say they are coming do so, Monticello Raceway is currently just one driver short of having an eight horse field for its "Not-So Presidential" Pace on Presidents Day, February 17.

"To recap...eligible drivers are those whose surnames are the same as former U.S. Presidents," noted Eric Warner, Monticello Raceways director of racing. "With a possible, or maybe probable, seven saying that they want to drive in our race we'll have a contest although I'd really like to have eight in the race."

Those who expressed desire to compete include; local drivers, Cedric and Dennis "George" Washington, along with Howard "Zachary" Taylor, Allan "Lyndon" Johnson, Scott " Zachary" Taylor, George "James, K" Polk, Jr. along with Don "Herbert" Hoover, the former driver now the current racing secretary at Saratoga Raceway..

"I know there are more drivers with presidential names who could join us including the many Jackson's. Johnson's, Grant's, Kennedy's and Wilson's with licenses," Warner added.

However, should anyone with a presidential name like to join the race , he or she, is urged to contact Warner in the race office at the Mighty M by calling 845.794.4100x557; or they can contact the tracks publicity office at ext. 455.

by John Manzi for Monticello Raceway


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