Trace Tetrick takes NA Drivers Championship
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With a furious stretch drive, Trace Tetrick won the final three races of the $25,000 North America Drivers Championship to capture the winner’s trophy and the $10,000 first prize. Chris Page, the only other multiple winner with a pair of triumphs on championship day, finished second after leading most of the afternoon.
Tetrick ended the eight-race head-to-head competition with 124 points, while Page scored 114. The other finalists were Simon Allard 101, Peter Wrenn 90, Aaron Merriman 84, Doug McNair 77, Jason Brewer 67, Billy Davis Jr. 65, Louis-Philippe Roy 43 and Corey Callahan 35.
Tetrick’s consecutive wins during the contest finale were with Twin B Honour ($10.80 to win), Flyin Orion ($19.80) and Dalianna ($4.20). Page’s winning mounts were Allthatjazz De Vie ($11.40) and J-S Livethedream ($6.40).
The other winners were all longshots -- Real Revenge (Simon Allard, $216.40), Mcaartic Ocean (Peter Wrenn, $74.80) and Hoosier Rikki (Billy Davis Jr., $28.80).
In addition to Tetrick’s three championship contest wins, he also scored with Feelnlikearockstar ($7.20) and Caviart Midnight ($6.80) in overnight events.
Miami Valley offered its first Instant Guarantee $10,000 Pick 5 pool on the card with 10 lucky winners each collecting $1,353.10. (Miami Valley)