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Palone Named HTA Driver Of The Year

Published: January 13, 2014 3:20 pm ET

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Dave Palone, the 51-year-old Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, native is Harness Tracks of America’s Driver of the Year, the formidable achievement that remains the most difficult award in the sport of harness racing to win.

The evidence of the accomplishment is clear in the fact that of the 3,156 drivers that competed for purses in North America in 2013, only six were able to finish in the Top 10 in Money Won, Races Won and Universal Driver Rating (UDR) in-the-money percentage.

Under the HTA formula, points are awarded on the basis of 25 for first down to one for 25th in the standings in Money Won, Races Won, and UDR, with a 25-point bonus for finishing in the Top 25 in all three categories.

Palone’s 2013 Driver of the Year trophy will be presented as part of the United States Harness Writer’s 2014 Dan Patch Awards Banquet Night of Champions, on Sunday, February 23 at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware.

The complete standings for 2013 for the top 25 drivers in North America appear below.

(HTA)


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