The wet weather couldn't dampen the mood at the Meadowlands Friday night. On the racetrack the story was driver Dave Miller, who won five of 11 races on the card, including two divisions of The Clyde Hirt Series. Miller has now won eight races in the last two nights.
In the Clyde Hirt, a pair of favorites put on a show as One Through Ten, one of Miller's five wins and Holdingallthecards are on a collision course in the final as both scored impressive victories. One Through Ten held off a game Ethan Hanover in a quick 1:52.2 mile on a track rated "sloppy," while Holdingallthecards dominated his division in a sharp 1:52.
In other Clyde Hirt action, Bestjetyet scored in the first division for Meadowlands newcomer Eric Carlson in 1:52.4, while Shaws Creek Bluff fended off Mr. Dennis in 1:54 in the final division.
The wagering dollars came pouring through the windows at an even stronger rate than the falling rain. The total handle for the 11-race Friday card was $2,862,831. That total marked a staggering 30 percent increase from the same Friday in 2012. Fresh off the heels of a Saturday that produced a $3.5 million handle last week, the excitement is building into a power-packed 13-race program Saturday ight, featuring two divisions of the first round of The Presidential Series. Post time is set for 7:15 p.m. For more information log onto meadowlandsracetrack.com. (Meadowlands)