BARTLETT, BANCA WIN 2017 YONKERS' DRIVER, TRAINER TITLES
The 235 program season (three postponements), which concluded this past Sunday (Dec. 17th), saw Bartlett roll along to a seventh local title.
The 36 year old Bartlett, originally from Augusta, ME, was both the winningest (542) and busiest (2,635) driver, winning at a 22.9 a percent clip. His $10.4 million in purses also led the list.
Jordan Stratton ascended to second with 378 wins and $8.3 million in purses, with the top five win list completed by George Brennan (327), Brent Holland (214) and Dan Dube (182).
Banca, a 42 year old native of Paterson, NJ, sent out 187 winners, 36 more last season's leading trainer, Rene Allard. Banca also led with 986 starters (19 percent winning percentage) and purses ($4.01 million). Scott DiDomenico (117 wins), Ron Burke (109) and Gilberto Garcia-Herrera (87) completed the first quintet among wins.
The Raceway's 2018 season is set to begin with a Sunday (Jan. 7th) matinee (post time TBA). A complete schedule accompanies this release, with all dates pending approval of the New York State Gaming Commission.
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