Day At The Track


04:52 AM 27 May 2005 NZST
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Andy Miller
Andy Miller
Photo by Chrissy Koeppen

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) will be making a presentation to Andy Miller in the winner's circle at Balmoral Park on Saturday night (May 28).

The 36-Year-Old native of Mattoon, IL will be presented with his colors and helmet for the World Driving Championship by Phil Langley, president of the USTA, and Eric Sharbaugh, executive vice president and CEO of the USTA.

Andy will represent the United States in the 2005 World Driving Championship, which will be contested in Italy.

Miller will be one of 10 drivers, each representing a different country, who will take part in the prestigious tournament that opens in Naples on Saturday, June 18, and concludes in Rome on June 24.

The Championship was first contested 1970 and is raced every two years.

Miller, who will be driving in the Championship for the first time, will be out to dethrone defending world champion Mark Jones, a New Zealander, who won the title in 2003, in Canada.

Jody Jamieson, representing Canada, won the Championship when it was raced in Finland and Sweden in 2001, and will also compete in this year's field.

Three drivers representing the United States, Joe Marsh Junior (1974), Ron Pierce (1989), and Dave Magee (1994), have won the title in the past.

The competition will cover 20 races, contested over a seven-day span.

Scoring is done on a cumulative points basis, and the drivers will race in Naples, Rome, and Pescara, a resort and fishing town on Italy's east coast.

The USTA has designed and commissioned the tailoring of driving colors and a helmet in red, white, and blue.

Drivers in the World Championship wear the colours of their country and not their own.

Courtesy Of Mike Paradise, Publicity Director, Maywood Park

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