Monticello, NY --- The North American Amateur Drivers Association will host a contingent of their counterparts from Germany in a German-American Friendship Competition during the first week of October.
The contingent includes four amateur drivers who’ll race against various NAADA members at three different New York racetracks. On Wednesday (Oct. 2) the competition will be at Monticello Raceway followed the next evening with a race at Yonkers Raceway. The last driving event in the Friendship Competition will be at Vernon Downs on Friday (Oct. 4).
At each racing venue the competitors will break bread together after their races.
“We look forward to once again hosting our friends from Germany. Last year we were their guests and we raced at a number of their tracks including the ones in Hamburg and Essen,” said NAADA president, Joe Faraldo.
“Their visit will be a reciprocation of the hospitality they showed us last year. And since they whipped us pretty bad in the races there we’ll be out to turn the tables on them when they come here.”
While the Germans are here that week they’ll visit the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame and tour Historic Track. There will also be a stop at the Mark Ford Training Center and, of course, there’ll be time to shop at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, N.Y.
On the evening of Saturday (Oct. 5) the visiting Germans will be treated to a dinner cruise on the World Yacht out of Manhattan, and the following day before they leave for home they will enjoy a brunch at the Soho Grill in New York City.