January 2017

Please note Qualifiers have been moved to Thursday. Box closes Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.


On Monday January 30, James De Vaux put on a driving clinic as he won 6 races on the 8 race card.  The new tally of 6 wins for the day puts Devaux right behind Bruce Aldrich Jr for leading dash winner drivers, Aldrich leads the pack with 42 wins, and Devaux is 2nd with 35.

Due to adverse weather conditions, Monticello Raceway has canceled live racing for Tuesday January 24. Live racing will resume on Wednesday with post time at 12:25.

On a rainy afternoon card, it was raining wins for drivers Jim DeVaux and Jim Taggart Jr. and as they each won 4 races at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon.  Jim Taggart Jr. had been mired in a brief 2017 win slump, only having won 3 races thus far this year.

Jim DeVaux put on a driving clinic of his own on Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway by winning 5 of the afternoons 9 races.  DeVaux, who won 181 races in 2016, is off to a fast start in 2017. The 5 bagger started in the 2nd race, when he steered Majestic Jo (PP5) to victory for trainer Michael Weiner in 2:02:1.  The 13 year old Semalu Express (PP2) was the next winner in 1:57.4 in race 4 for owner Joseph Carelli of Deerborn Heights, MI.

~~Bruce Aldrich Jr. and Dolores Basilone take top Honors at Monticello Raceway for 2016
By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz