Grandich to sponsor St. Paddy Pace
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"It's my pleasure to be involved in Monticello Raceway's St. Paddy Pace,” Grandich said. "Even though I'm not of Irish decent my wife was born and raised in County Offaly Ireland. We were married there in 1981 and have visited dozens of times.
"And besides, one of my trainers is Joe Hanney from Dublin, Ireland. So with him in the race I also wanted to be a part of it. But I think Monticello's races for different ethnicities is an interesting twist on racing.”
Although the drivers for the St. Paddy Pace are yet to be finalized, among those expected to join Hanney are former event winners Jimmy Marohn Jr., Jimmy Taggart Jr., John McDermott and Mike Doherty.
"We already have a good nucleus of talent for our St. Paddy Pace but we will still need eight drivers for a full field,” noted the track's director of racing, Eric Warner.
Any driver of Irish extraction who is interested in competing is urged to contact Warner in the race office at Monticello Raceway by calling (845) 794-4100, ext. 557; or they can contact the track's publicity office at ext. 455. (Monticello)