NAADA READIES FOR INVADING NEW ZEALANDERS THIS WEEKEND

NAADA READIES FOR INVADING NEW ZEALANDERS THIS WEEKEND
By John Manzi for NAADA
 
A rematch with the invading New Zealanders is set to begin on Friday Oct. 13th when a contingent of Kiwi’s arrive on American soil Friday, Oct. 13th to begin an amateur driving  competition at three different race tracks in New York State. Races are slated at Yonkers Raceway, Saratoga Raceway and Monticello Raceway.
 
“Late last fall a contingent of NAADA members traveled to New Zealand for an international amateur driving contest there and now we have the pleasure of reciprocating,” noted Joe Faraldo president of NAADA. “We didn’t fare very well Down Under but it didn’t really matter What did was sharing the comradery and friendships fostered by amateur racing.”
 
The Kiwi’s are coming with a powerful foursome consisting of Gavin Cook, Mike Maynard, Cheree Wigg and Coleen Negus and they will drive at all three venues.
 
However, the NAADA Team members will change at each participating race track. Scheduled to drive at Saratoga on Monday, Oct. 16 are Tony Cuiffetelli, Bob Davis, Alan Schwartz and Gerry Fielding.  At Yonkers on Tues. (Oct 17) Joe Lee, Joe Faraldo, Jennifer Lappe and Peter Kleinhans will represent NAADA. And at the final leg at Monticello on Wednesday (Oct 18),  Alan Schwartz, Gerry Fielding, Monica Banca and Joe Faraldo will represent the Americans.
 
Nightly dinners at outstanding restaurants along the journey will be supplied by the hosting North American Amateur Drivers Association(NAADA). Also on Saturday Oct 14th the visiting Kiwi’s will dine at Yonkers Raceway while they enjoy the $1,000,000 International Trot  and the rich finals of the New York Sire Stakes program.