Last December Monticello Raceway's leading driver, Bruce Aldrich Jr. locked horns with Northfield Park's top gun, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., in a drive-off' here where both men drove in every trace on the card. At day's end it was Aldrich, the hometowner, who reined six winners while Wrenn, the visitor, had four.
When the curtain came down on the 2013 national racing season both gentlemen finished one-two in driving victories in North America, Wrenn with 714 and Aldrich with 645.
On Monday at Monticello, Aldrich, who tops the standings here, reined three winners on the eight-race card. The previous day, Aldrich had a five bagger at Saratoga. Since Friday, March 20, he has reined 12 winners. Aldrich's 102 wins tie him for seventh in the national standings, chasing leader Corey Callahan, who has 147 victories.
"I'm constantly on the go and I cover plenty of miles in my car,” Aldrich admits. "Let me tell you that constantly going up and down the highways takes its toll, especially when Monticello and Saratoga are 140 miles apart.
"Oh, I'm not complaining because I'm lucky enough to get live drives at both tracks.” (Monticello)