Jimmy Marohn, Jr. is picking up where he left off last year; that being the driving leader at Monticello Raceway where his 271 winners were the best output by any Mighty M driver during the 2012 season.

On Thursday, January 24th card although Marohn only had five drives he made the most of them when he reined four more winners and now has 25 at the current meet, which once again places him atop the local leaderboard with some nine more than runner-up Greg Merton’s ,16.

Young Jimmy’s first victory on that very cold and windy afternoon came in the sixth race when he guided the Ed Hall-owned and Danny Gill trained trotter Noble Lover ($2.50) to an easy nine length triumph in a 2:03 clocking .

Victory number two came in the next race behind the Tiffany Barrett-owned Dave Barrett-trained Rozewood ($3.20) in a time of 2:01. Jimmy Jr. was nearly dead-heated for win by his dad in that contest when Jimmy (Sr.) and Yes Your Mattjesty fell just a head short in a tight win-photo.

Another trotting victory followed in the eighth race this time with Ed and James Hall’s Halfpipe ($4.10) in 2:02 which gave trainer Danny Gill a double on the program.

Marohn capped his four-bagger afternoon with a 1:58.4 triumph with Ron Caouette’s Allamerican Master ($15.00) in the 11th race.

Happy with the day’s outcome Jimmy Jr. was contacted by cell phone after the racing program was completed.

“I didn’t have a whole lot of drives today but the ones I had were live and luckily we made the best of them,” Marohn said.