01/11/2013 11:49PM

Meadowlands: Dave Miller wins five; more handle highs

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Dave Miller guides Shaws Creek Buff through the slop to win a leg of the Clyde Hirt Series.

The wet weather couldn’t dampen the mood at the Meadowlands this Friday night.  On the racetrack the story was driver Dave Miller, who won 5 of 11 races on the card, including two divisions of The Clyde Hirt Series.  Miller has now won eight races in the last two nights.

In the Clyde Hirt, a pair of favorites put on a show. One Through Ten, one of Dave Miller’s five wins, and Holdingallthecards are on a collision course in the Final as both scored impressive victories. One Through Ten held off a game Ethan Hanover in a quick 1:52 2/5 mile on a track rated sloppy, while Holdingallthecards dominated his division in a sharp 1:52.

In other Clyde Hirt action, Bestjetyet scored in the first division for Meadowlands newcomer Eric Carlson in 1:52 4/5, while Shaws Creek Bluff fended off Mr Dennis in 1:54 in the final division.

The wagering dollars came pouring through the windows at an even stronger rate than the falling rain.  The total handle for the eleven race Friday card was $2,862,831. That total marked a staggering 30% increase from the same Friday in 2012. 

(edited release-Meadowlands)