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Stratton wins five at Monticello

February 17, 2010
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Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of day could keep Jordan Stratton  from his from winning five races on the Tuesday afternoon card of Feb. 16 at Monticello Raceway.

On a unpleasant day for both man and beast , not only was the weather uncompromising  but contending with the muddy racetrack was no easy job either. Still Stratton looked like “the Kid” who won the driving title here in 2008.

Driving only occasionally at the Mighty M thus far this year  the 22-year-old youngster put on a driving clinic,  scoring four wins in the first five races and finishing the  afternoon with five victories.

Stratton began the day with three consecutive wins. His initial victory was a wire to wire 2:00.4 effort with Mike D’Abbraccio’s Behind Enemy Lines in the first race and  then he scored a 2:03 victory with  Steiner Stock Farms, Gateway  Jet  in the second.

Stratton then won the third race with Michael Girouard and Melissa Lukason’s  Western Pride also in a time of 2:03.

Win number four was behind Ron Alexander and William Shattuck’s  Christian Chapel N in a 2:00.1 clocking and it wasn’t until the 11th race that Stratton again visited the winners circle again after he reined another Mike D’Abbraccio-owned  steed,  Gallant Guy N,  to a 2:03.4 triumph.

“It was tough going out there today and I’m soaked but it was a good day for me just the same. I had won four races earlier this year but today is the first time this year that I won five on a single card……. and I hope it won’t be my last,” Stratton related by cell phone  while on his way to compete at Yonkers Raceway this evening.

Now with 52 wins on the year Stratton is moving up on the national leaderboard  where he currently is in 13th place. (Monticello)

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