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Sears Wins 2011 Driving Title

Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Brian Sears sewed up his sixth driving title in seven years on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. 

 

Sears’ three wins on the card included the $235,750 Golden Girls with Dreamfair Eternal and $317,800 Woodrow Wilson with Major Bombay, giving him 149 victories to close out the 2011 harness meet.  The 43-year-old Secaucus, NJ resident also led all drivers in earnings with $3.5 million in purses.  He previously led the standings for five straight years, from 2005-2009. 

 

Highlights of the meet for Sears included steering See You At Peelers to victory in the $127,000 Tarport Hap, Arch Madness in the $220,750 Titan Cup, Slave Dream in the $200,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial, Hey Mister in the $257,000 Del Miller Memorial and Bettor Sweet in the $174,250 US Pacing Championship. 

 

Tim Tetrick finished second in the standings with 137 victories, while David Miller was third with 100.  Newcomer Simon Allard cracked the Top 10, finishing seventh with 40 wins, while Hall Of Famer Mike Lachance rejoined the list with a highly successful summer campaign. 

 

The 2011 Meadowlands Top 10 Drivers: 

Rank    Name             Strts             1st             2nd             3rd             Purses 

1           Brian Sears   731             149             111             100             3,523,915 

2           Tim Tetrick  717             137             100             95             2,931,735 

3           David Miller    710             100             90             82             2,223,972 

4           Andy Miller    746             96             94             85             2,236,171 

5             Yannick Gingras             687             94             103             118             2,416,508 

6           Ron Pierce  670             63             94             71             2,802,404 

7             Simon Allard             317             40             46             38             720,764 

8           Mike Lachance             329             35             31             25             776,780 

9           John Campbell             399             32             47             49             935,629 

10             Brandon Simpson             447             29             29             45             491,473 

  


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