Dover, DE --- Corey Callahan seeks a fifth consecutive leading driver crown at Dover Downs as the track opens for its 45th campaign on Sunday (Nov. 3) at 5:30 p.m., while Trace Tetrick will be added to the driver colony.
Callahan, who won 263 races last meet, will be tested by last meet’s runner-up, Ross Wolfenden, fresh from winning his third straight Harrington Raceway driver crown, while sharing top honors with George Dennis.
The strong driver colony includes Tony Morgan, winner of three of the last seven Dover championships, and former driving champions Tim Tetrick, Jim Morand and Hall of Famer Ron Pierce. Other top competitors will be Roger Plante, Daryl and Sean Bier, Vince Copeland, Allan Davis and Vic Kirby.
A newcomer on the opening card is driver Trace Tetrick, one of the top drivers in the midwest. Trace is Tim Tetrick’s younger brother and he will be making his first appearance on an overnight card at the track.
Draw for Matron eliminations is Nov. 4
The opening month is a “Novemberfest of Stakes Races.” For the first time in track history, all eight Matron Stakes will be featured on the same program on Nov. 10 with eliminations and Nov. 17 with lucrative finals.
The draw declaration for all eight 2-and 3-year-old Matron Stake divisions is set for Monday (Nov. 4). Matron and raceday entries must be made from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon. There are no exceptions after the box is closed.
To supplement to Matron events, there is a $20,000 declaration fee for 2-year-olds and $25,000 for 3-year-olds.