Freehold to Host St. Patrick's Day Race Featuring Irish Drivers
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FREEHOLD, NJ - - In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Freehold Raceway will be the scene of a special race featuring drivers of Irish heritage on Saturday, March 15. The winner of the race, which will be sponsored by Mary and Peter Grandich, of Freehold New Jersey, will receive a blanket and a trophy. The presentation will be made by Irish-American boxing great, Gerry Cooney.
Callahan, recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Award, currently leads all North American drivers in both wins and money earnings. George Brennan is a winner of more than 8,000 races lifetime and one of the sports leading drivers for many years. Baggitt, Sheehan and McDermott are all longtime Freehold mainstays. The trio of “Irish” Joe Hanney, Jonathan Dunne and Anthony Haughan is a reunion celebrating many years of driving and training together throughout Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States. Dunne, who currently resides in Ireland, holds the driving title in his country as well as in the UK. Haughan is a top driver in Canada closing in on his 1000 wins. This will be the first time for Haughan and Dunne participating over the Freehold oval.