Day At The Track

Mildred Williams Series at Pocono Downs

02:09 PM 16 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Shown from left to right, in photo, are Linda Schadel; Rebecca Brewer; Lynn Fry; Katie Miller; Natasha Day; Jenny Melander; Monica Banca; Megan Fortna; and Barbara Fortna, Megan’s mother.

It was ladies night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as they hosted the Mildred Williams International Driving Series on Friday evening. Eight of harness racing’s top women drivers competed in a trot for a purse of $6000.

Trainer/owner/driver Megan Fortna organized the women for the race, held at the Northeast PA track for the second consecutive year, and arranged for the winning percentage to be donated to Komen for the Cure, Northeast PA Chapter. The charity is special to Megan, whose mother, Barbara, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Mrs. Fortna, now cancer-free, was on hand to cheer on the ladies in the race, and appeared in the Winner’s Circle trophy presentation.

Natasha Day and Jailhouse Camryn, tucked into the pocked out of the gate, and battled in the stretch with the favorite, Nordic Venture, driven by Katie Miller, for the win. Northern Inferno with Lynn Fry in the bike finished third, followed by Miss Wapwallopen and Jenny Melander. Also driving in the race were Ms. Fortna; Rebecca Brewer; Monica Banca, and Linda Schadel.

by Jennifer Starr for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs


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