The day long rain didn’t help the attendance but fortunately Mother Nature co-operated and made it safe for racing.
The Rain subsided around post time, and then the sun started peaking through the clouds as Hanover hosted 10 races on Chapmans Ice Cream night.
44 staff enjoyed the all you can eat buffet and brought along prizes for racing fans including gift certificates for Ice cream for a year.
On the track in the feature race, The Chapmans pace, Spaniard trained and driven by Mark Etsell used his rail advantage to grab the early lead past a quarter in 28.4 in the mud, and continued to lead past the half in 59.1 and the ¾’s in 1:30.2, but then he hit a wall and was passed by most of the field in the stretch with Wawanosh Wave and driver Tom Smith coming out on top in 2:00.1 for owner Lema Chapple of Wingham.
The staff from Chapman’s came out for the winner’s circle picture.
(Wawanosh Wave wins the Chapmans Pace)
In other racing highlights, first year driver Natasha Day of Australia, picked up 2 wins a 2nd and a 3rd place driving finish, giving her 11 wins on the season, 1 shy of Ryan Holliday of Mt Forest.
Driving Leader Brad Forward failed to get a win on the night, but still leads the overall standings with 27, 15 more than Holliday.
Hanover Raceway plays host to CKNX Night next Saturday as the staff from Blackburn Radio will come out for the night and will give 1 lucky race fan a 50 inch High Definition TV courtesy of HDTV in Walkerton.
Post time next Saturday night is 7:15pm.