Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Andy Miller named sponsor's exemption for 2011 Tioga Downs–Meadowlands Drivers' Championship


Tioga Downs is proud to announce that Andy Miller will be the 2011 Sponsor's Exemption for the 2011 Drivers' Championship at Tioga Downs and the Meadowlands.

Not only was Andy Miller's high level of talent a determining factor in his selection; but, Andy showed great support to The Meadowlands during times of uncertainty and great loyalty to not only New Jersey racing, but also to the sport as a whole.

He will join George Brennan, Tim Tetrick, Ron Pierce, Jody Jamieson, Brian Sears, David Miller, Yannick Gingras, and Ed Hensley to compete for more than $50,000, a new Tom Harmer Evolution Race Bike, and a commemorative ring from Bow River Jewelry.

The format of the Drivers' Championship is slightly modified this year.

The Meadowlands will host three or four races on their closing night, Saturday, August 20th.

The drivers will then take those points and carry them over to Tioga Downs for the final on Sunday, August 28th.

However, the driver leading after the Meadowlands leg will receive $10,000.

Also featured on Sunday, August 28th at Tioga Downs is the $420,000 estimated Zweig Memorial Trot for 3-year-old trotters.

Last year, Temple Of Doom and Lucky Chucky took home the two divisions for male trotters while Up Front Juansteen and Impressive Kemp took home divisions for filly trotters.

Post time for the Sunday, August 28th race card at Tioga Downs is set for 1:30 pm.

Tioga Downs would like to thank its sponsors for the 2011 Drivers' Championship: Accumark, Allerage Farms, All Event's Engraving, Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supplies, Binghamton Senators, Bow River Jewelry, Community Press, Coon and Son's, Climans Green Liang Architects, Delaware County Fair, Dig Safely NY, Elmira Jackals, Evolution Racing LLC, Ferris Tractor, Figisbig.com, Harness Racing Hall of Fame, Horsemen & Fair World Magazine, Hub International, Jim Riegle Colors, Larson Design Group, Lexington Select Yearling Sale, LV Harkness, Mainesource, Maitland Trifecta, Nathan's Hot Dogs, Northwood Bloodstock, Oakdale Mall, Ontrack, Roberts Communication Network, STHHA, Tioga State Bank, Winbak Farms and Youth Beats.

For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.