If Brian Sears isn't careful, he could make a living at this. Sears, fresh off a six-pack of Yonkers Raceway's wins (including half a dead-heat) Saturday night, rolled a seven during Monday's 12-race Presidents' Night program.
Driving in each and every race, he picked up right where left off, throwing down the gauntlet in four of the evening's first five forays.
Death-and-taxes Going Native ($2.20) wired the $9,000, pacing opener (1:55.1) before Double it Up ($5.30) aired in the $11,000, third-race pace (1:53.4). It was Fast and Feisty ($6.30) sticking his nose out at just the right moment in the $12,000, fourth-race pace (1:56.2) and K Slater ($6.80) overcoming the eight hole (1:54.1) to win the $15,000, fifth-race pace.
Win five came behind odds-on Glass Pack ($3.80) in the $17,000, eighth-race pace (1:54) and number six with the freshly-claimed Go West Lucky Cam ($4.80) in the $19,000, 10th-race pace (1:53.3) before Sears concluded his winner's circle welcome wagon with prohibitive choice B J's Guy ($3.40) in the $17,000, 11th-race pace (1:54.1).
Sears began the night leading the local driver standings with 63 wins while getting his picture taken at a nearly 27 percent clip.
For the record, Sears' remaining Monday drives resulted in a second-place finish, a breaker, a sixth, another sixth and getting photoed for the glory in the 12th-race finale. (Yonkers)