Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jody Jamieson to be honored with bobblehead at Vernon Downs

In honor of his unprecedented dual victories in the World Driving Championship and the Meadowlands/Tioga Drivers’ Championship in 2011, Canadian superstar Jody Jamieson will be honored with a bobblehead at Vernon Downs on Sunday, August 26 when he defends the second of his titles.

“I’m joining some elite company of drivers who have been honored with bobbleheads including Brian Sears, Yannick Gingras and Tim Tetrick,” said Jamieson.  “It’s nice to be recognized and it’s always nice to beat the best drivers in the world.”

The first round of this year’s $50,000 Drivers’ Championship will be contested at the Meadowlands on Friday, August 17, closing night of the Championship Meet.

For the first time, the final round moves to Vernon Downs and shares the spotlight with the $700,000 estimated Zweig Memorial Trot, which will also be raced at Vernon Downs for the first time. Post time on the special Sunday, August 26 racing program is 1:15 PM.

“We’re excited to be able to continue our great bobblehead tradition by honoring Jody Jamieson,” said Jason Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast.  “Jody is a great promoter of harness racing, both in Canada and also in the United States, and we appreciate his continued support of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs.”

The bobbleheads will be given to all fans for free while supplies last.