Zeke Parker recovering from surgery
January 19, 2012
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In recent weeks the name of Billy Parker Jr. has been absent from Monticello Raceway’s official race program and for those wondering why, it’s because earlier this month “Zeke” underwent the knife and had his cancerous prostate completely removed.
“It was a long surgery but I’m doing pretty good now,” Parker told the Monticello Raceway publicity office on Thursday. "It’ll be a long healing process and I‘m gonna take it slow. They say I probably won’t be back (in action) until March.”
Parker, 58, added another driving title to his resume when his .341 UDR was the best among the Monticello Raceway drivers during the 2011 campaign. Since he came here from his native Maine in 1985 he has won 18 driving titles and with over 7,000 races won right here at the Sullivan County oval he is far and away the winningest driver in Mighty M history.
During the 2011 season Parker added another 388 winners to his lifetime totals and currently his 10,623 career victories rank him seventh all time in the sport. (Monticello)