The combination of Jim Devaux and Dolores Basilone has been working very well as of late and Tuesday was no exception as both enjoyed a very good afternoon at Monticello Raceway.
Driver DeVaux drove five winners on Tuesday's card and trainer Basilone won four races. DeVaux capped off both ends of the early double, Sweet Kix from the rail was his first trip to the winner's circle, followed by Muscle Beachboy in the second half of the early double.
In Race 3, it was the Scott Biccum-trained Nancys Skyscape who gave Devaux the early hat trick. After a short hiatus, the next winning drive was in Race 7, Powder Keg, starting from the rail for trainer Basilone, scoring in 1:57, the fastest mile of the afternoon. Coming right back in the following race was the Monticello Raceway iron horse Hoboken Hanover to visit he winner's circle by virtue of his 1:57 win, with the last quarter in :28.3.
Devaux also had two place and one show finishes on the card. Devaux is now atop the leading dash winning driver with 57 wins, Bruce Aldrich is second with 49 wins.
With the sun shining and the track dry, it marked the return of all-time Monticello Raceway leading dash winner Billy "Zeke" Parker. He finished the day with a second -and third-place finish out of two starts. (Monticello)