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Trainer, Driver Look To Retain Titles

Published: October 18, 2011 10:38 am ET

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Both Corey Callahan, the leading dash winner, and Josh Green, longtime leading trainer, seek to defend their titles when Dover Downs' 2011-2012 season opens on Saturday, October 29.

Callahan eked out a second consecutive top driver championship last meet finishing with 229 victories, on more than Ron Pierce with 228. It was Callahan’s second consecutive season on top of the standings. Pierce was followed by Ross Wolfenden, 131. Tim Tetrick, a former champ, was fourth with 101 wins and Vic Kirby just missed triple digits, as he posted 99 victories in what was his winningest season at the track.

For the last six straight seasons, Green has headed the trainer standings. He wrapped up the title early before having haltered 90 winners by meet’s end. Dylan Davis enjoyed his best meet, as he easily finished in second place with 67 wins. Wayne Givens was third with 54 winners, Trish Foulk made the winner’s circle on 52 occasions, while George Teague finished fifth with 51 triumphs.

The leading percentage winning driver during the six-month-long season was Eric Goodell with a .379 UDR. There was a tie for second place between Daryl Bier and 20-year-old Montrell Teague at .353. Tim Tetrick was fourth with a .347 rating and Ron Pierce was fifth at .343

Among trainers, Josh Green was percentage leader with an outstanding .465 clip. Daryl Bier was next with a .428 average. George Teague was third at .414. Brit Evans had a .408 percentage while Eli Scott was fourth at .394 and Johnny Waite was fifth (.390). Bobby Glassmeyer finished with a .375 UDR but had only 70 starters.

Dover's Saturday and Sunday races will start at 5:30 p.m. First-race post time Monday through Thursday is 4:30 p.m. The track will not host live racing on Fridays.

(Dover Downs)

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