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Hoosier Park drivers looking to secure ultimate ride
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino

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Anderson, IN --- Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is excited to unveil a driver challenge like never seen before in the sport of harness racing.

 
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The winner of the final challenge will be awarded a one-year lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

The 2014 Champion Driver Series will pit the top 10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, but twice, throughout the season with the champion driving away in a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

“Unparalleled and unprecedented -- that is the only way I can describe the 2014 Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Driver’s Challenge,” Hoosier Park’s Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore noted. “While there have been many driver’s contests and challenges at many tracks, none has captured the uniqueness with the ultimate grand prize associated with this competition.”

In the first of the two challenges, the top 10 drivers will compete in a five-race competition on Saturday (July 19) for their share of $5,000. The rankings will be based on number of wins at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as of Saturday (July 12). The drivers will pick their horses via a draft system to be held in the following order:

  • 1st race: Number 1 ranked driver picks first, number 2 picks second, etc.
  • 2nd race: Number 10 ranked driver picks first, number 9 picks second, etc.
  • 3rd race: Same as first race
  • 4th race: Same as second race
  • 5th race: same as first

The top eight finishers from the first challenge will return for round two on Saturday (Sept. 27) with the final two positions being determined by the official Hoosier Park standings at the conclusion of racing on Saturday (Sept. 20).

While the second go-round will be conducted in the same manner as the first challenge, the winner of the final challenge will be awarded a one-year lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” driver Jason Dillander noted after seeing the car he could potentially win. “Who wouldn’t love a new car, especially one that looks like that? Hoosier Park does a great job of supporting the horsemen and the drivers, and they really make it fun to race here. I am just hoping to get off to a good start this season.”

Qualifying for the 2014 Champion Driver Series began on Friday (March 28) and will continue through Saturday (July 19) for the first challenge. Each of the drafts will take place at a community luncheon held at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. For more information on the 2014 Champion Driver Series, visit Hoosier Park’s website.


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