It’s going to be the veterans versus the young guns when Kawartha Downs hosts the 2015 Drivers’ Challenge this Saturday night, the final card of racing for the year.
Eight of the Fraserville track’s top drivers will face off in five of the 11 races on the program, races four through eight. Points will be awarded for finishes one through five and the top point earner at the conclusion of the competition will be crowned the champion.
Veteran drivers Gord Brown, Reg Gassien, Tony Kerwood and Doug Hie will take on the up and coming young talent Nick Boyd, Clarke Steacy, Justin Turcotte and Dagfin Henriksen.
“We haven’t had a drivers’ competition at this track for a number of years,” noted Gord Brown, Kawartha’s top driver for many years.
“I think it’s a fun way to end the meet and get the fans involved as well as they can cheer for drivers they’ve seen at Kawartha all season.”
It’s also appreciation night at Kawartha on Saturday, fans will receive free programs and the chance to ride behind a magnificent Standardbred horse through the Hands On Horses program. Kids dressed in Hallowe’en costumes will receive free loot bags and balloon animals.
In addition, fans can watch and wager on the entire Breeders Crown final program from Woodbine racetrack at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night. Post time is 7 p.m.