Campbell and Hughes share driver’s title for second year in a row
Marc Campbell and Jason Hughes battled walked away tied in the driver standings with 113 wins each after the 11-dash card came on New Year’s Eve at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The leading reinsmen went into the event with 111 winners each and both scored two victories to share the title for the second year in a row.
Campbell jumped to the lead with victories with Mr MacLeod for owner Mallory Lewis and trainer Kyle Wilkie in 2:02.1 and Winspun Rebel for trainer Vaughn Doyle and co-owners Darla Jay and Shelly Wilkie, Charlottetown. This trainer-ownership group also had their picture taken with Ideal Lifetstyle to celebrate a big night at the track.
Jason Hughes posted a driving double from his stable. Stay out of my affair, owned by Simon Hughes, took Race 7 in 2:00. The Stratford native was able to climb back to the top with Campbell in the standings by winning the final race of 2015 with Silverhill Blaze in 1:59.1. Donald MacRae owns the pacer, who notched his seventh win from 35 starts.
DBS Rosco, owned by Wendell and Robbie Shaw, Summerside, and Derek Folland, Kensington, captured the New Year’s Eve feature for driver Kenny Arsenault in an impressive 1:57.2. Eagle Jolt was second while Sam completed the triactor. It was Arsenault’s third winner of the night.
Corey MacPherson also recorded a driving double on the special race presentation. The wager was $46,684.