Brad Forward solidified his hold on the Dash and Percentage Driver of the year awards at Hanover Raceway.
Its the 45 year old Newfoundland native’s first season as a full time driver at Hanover, and it was very successfull.
His 5 wins on the night give Forward 32 on the season, more than double his nearest competitor. Forward also went into the night with a .394 UDR and those wins will surely boost that number giving his the top Driving percentage as well.
(Fantastic Flirt wins the CKNX Trot)
One of Forwards wins was the CKNX Trot in Race 9. Forward steered 8 year old Fantastic Flirt for part owner Bill Rankin and trainer Jenn Rankin of Dundas. The daughter of CR Excalibur was quickest off the gate and controlled the pace past a quarter in 29.3 and a half in 1:00.1. Oaklea Torpedo owned and trained by Jayne Walker and Tom Smith got as close as 2nd at the 3/4’s in 1:31.2, but couldn’t close the gap and ended up finishing 3rd, behind Fantastic Flirt who won in 2:00.2, with Massive Muscles finishing 2nd for Paul and Julie Walker.
(Jim and Betty Ross of Wingham with the staff of CKNX and Fantastic Flirt)
After the Race the staff from CKNX drew the name of Betty Ross of Wingham who was a 58 inch high def TV courtesy of CKNX Radio and HDTV in Walkerton.
Hanover Raceway wraps up its season next Saturday with its season ending awards and prizes for Race fans. 2 people will win Lazy-Boy Recliners from Smitty’s Fine Furniture and someone will win a high def TV from HDTV in Walkerton.
Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm.