Brett Miller won the night's very first race and never looked back on his way to winning his second straight Battle of PA Driving Challenge on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The event featured drivers from Pocono and The Meadows but Meadows kingpin Dave Palone was missing, driving at The Red Mile on Saturday and Sunday.
The nine drivers were awarded points based on the performances of their horses in nine select races on the card. Drivers were randomly assigned horses throughout the Challenge while being allowed one race each in which they could choose a single horse.
One of four drivers representing The Meadows, Miller won the opening race in the Challenge aboard Boiler Bob The QB to take the lead. He then solidified his advantage by finishing no worse than third in the first six races in the challenge, adding another victory aboard April Sunshine. He finished with 184 points. Pocono's George Napolitano Jr. finished second with 145 points and two wins, while Mike Wilder from The Meadows was third with 135 points and one victory.
The other drivers who participated: For Pocono, Tyler Buter (132 points, one win), Matt Kakaley (92 points, one win), Joe Pavia Jr. (66 points), and Tom Jackson (44 points); for The Meadows, Aaron Merriman (129 points, two wins) and Tony Hall (63 points).(Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs)