Monticello Raceway’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series will continue with a race for drivers of German decent on Wednesday Oct. 2 dubbed the Munich Mile. The race will be will be the sixth event in the tracks year-long series of races for drivers of different ethnicities...


The winner of the Munich Mile will earn the right to compete in the series finale, ‘the All-America Cup’ later this fall, which will feature the winning drivers of each of the ethnic legs presented during the season.


“In the past we’ve had plenty of drivers with German heritage who have competed in our German heritage race and although some have gone on to bigger venues there’s a chance a few  may return for  this year’s Munich Mile,” said Eric Warner the Mighty M’s Director of Racing.


Among the drivers Warner was referring to include Tyler Buter, Brandon Simpson, Kevin Hough and  two-time Munich Mile winner, Jordan Stratton.


Any, or all of the aforementioned would add stature to this year’s event but still there is plenty of local talent with German heritage on either their father or mother’s side. Among them are  Bruce Aldrich, Jr., Greg Merton, and Mike Merton to name a few.


“Although we have a good start on filling the Munich Mile we will still need eight drivers to have a full field,” Warner added.


Already with berths in the All America Cup-- the series finale-- after winning their Heritage Series preliminary legs are: Dennis Watson ( Martin Luther King Pace for African-Americans); Veronica Merton  (Lady Godiva Pace for women); Jimmy Marohn, Jr. (St. Paddy Pace for Irish Americans), Bob Krivelin  (Passover Pace for drivers of Jewish heritage) and Kyle DiBenedetto (Mayflower Mile for drivers with United Kingdom heritage).


Still to come are the Godfather Pace for drivers of Italian decent and the Maple Leaf Pace for Canadian heritage drivers.


Anyone licensed driver  with German heritage who may want more information, or would like to participate in the event, is asked to please contact Warner in the racing office at Monticello Raceway by calling 845-794-4100 ext. 557; or call  the tracks publicity office at ext. 455.