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Pompano's $20k competition down to final six

06:12 AM 03 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Rick Plano and Bruce Ranger go at it Sunday
Pompano Beach, FL - Sunday night (March 2) will begin the second round of action in Pompano Park's $20,000 Driver's Invitational Tournament, where the meet's two leading drivers, Bruce Ranger and Rick Plano, will go head to head to lock up the first spot in the March 15 finals.

To recap opening round action see below:

February 9th: Rick Plano defeated David Ingraham 21 - 14

February 10th: Bruce Ranger defeated John Macdonald 24 - 13

February 16th: Simon Allard defeated Joe Pavia 33 - 17

February 17th: Kevin Wallis defeated Ricky Macomber Jr. 35 - 12

February 23rd: Jason Dillander defeated Ed Hensley 31 - 26

February 24th: Mickey McNichol defeated Wally Hennessey 29 - 27

What was once a field of 12, has now been narrowed to six with the following matchups moving forward:

Sunday, March 2nd - Rick Plano vs. Bruce Ranger

Monday, March 3rd - Simon Allard vs. Kevin Wallis

Monday, March 10th - Jason Dillander vs. Mickey McNichol

The three winners will move on to compete in a 3-way showdown on Saturday March 15th, where the winning driver will receive $8,000, with $4,000 going to the second place finisher, and $2,000 to third place.

Participating drivers compete in four races per night in head to head match-ups, with each driver selecting their mount first in two events and second in the other two.

The last three standing will compete in a 6-race contest on Saturday March 15th, with each getting to choose their mounts first in two of the six events.

Drivers receive points for a top five finish with 10 points for a win, 7 points for second, 5 points for third, 3 points for fourth, and 1 point for a fifth place finish.

Sunday night (March 2) also features a $5,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool beginning in Race 5, and a 50-Cent Pick 5 carryover of $1,066 which kicks off in the first race.

Live racing continues at Isle Casino Pompano Park every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening with a first post of 7:05 p.m.

by Gabe Prewitt, for Isle Pompano Park


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