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Young Drivers Tear it Up at Hanover Raceway

PRESS DATE: 6/1/2011

Bob McClure's four win performance leads a strong night for the youth movement.

Hanover Raceway is well into its summer meet, with the first Wednesday night card taking place on Wednesday, June 1st.  After 5 race nights, the driver's standings look remarkably different than in years' past with some young drivers sitting near the top, formerly unfamiliar territory.  Wednesday night was a perfect example of why there seems to be a changing of the guard at Hanover Raceway.

Reinsman Bob McClure of Orangeville, Ontario had a career night, tripping the wire first a remarkable four times in his eight drives, including three in a row to close out the Pick 4.  McClure is enjoying a breakthough season here at Hanover Raceway as he nears his season's total of 11 wins from a year ago.  With three months left in the season, it will be interesting to see if the young driver can keep up this pace.

Another young driver reached a career milestone on Wednesday night.  Guelph native Jack Waples, after a long 2010 season where he could only must runner-up finishes, finally secured his first victory.  Waples, when interviewed by Hanover Raceway's Fred Wallace had nothing but good things to say about Maui Wind, the Joe Ruffolo-trained claiming trotter that helped him to his win.  "It's nice to get the monkey off my back finally," added Waples in the winner's circle after the race.

Lastly, Ryan Holliday attempted to keep pace with the other top drivers at Hanover Raceway, winning with Bridge Jumper in the night's second contest.  A twenty-four year old Mount Forest native, Holliday now brings his season total at Hanover up to six wins in five nights.