BIBLE HILL - Sunday's mission is plain and clear for Robert Laffin - win some races.
Lower Onslow's Paul Langille won a pair of races last week in the opening leg of the So You Think You Can Drive Team Challenge at Truro Raceway. Langille and his teammate, Danny Romo, lead the points standings heading into the final leg Sunday at the Bible Hill oval.
The 55-year-old Dartmouth resident and his partner Mark Whidden, a 25-year-old Truro native, need some visits to the winner's circle if they hope to catch Danny Romo and Paul Langille in the final leg of the So You Think You Can Drive Team Challenge at Truro Raceway.
"It's as simple as that," Laffin said. "Anybody can be caught. It all depends. If we get the good horses and the good post positions, we've got a shot."
Romo and Langille sit atop the points standings with 61 - 26 points clear of Laffin and Whidden. Ernie Laffin and Ben Hollingsworth are third with 30 points while Bernard ‘Pooker' McCallum and Dale Spence sit fourth at 22 points.
The two-week challenge, a first for the Bible Hill half-mile oval, teams a veteran driver with a young gun. The drivers collect points for their team based on finishing position.
The challenge is part of a big day at the track. The $10,200 Nova Scotia Stake for two-year-old colts will be contested in Race 10, while the Carl and Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stake will send out three divisions of three-year-old colts and two divisions of three-year-old fillies for $7,682 apiece.
Post time is 1:30 p.m.
"They're calling for good weather so hopefully there will be a good turnout," Laffin said. "There are some good stake races so it should be a good show."
Based on last week's results, it could be difficult to jar Romo, a 60-year-old resident of Shubenacadie, and 19-year-old Lower Onslow resident Langille from top spot. Of the three challenge races on the 12-dash card, Langille won two, while Romo claimed the other.
"We were lucky enough to win all three last week," Romo said. "It could be different this week but we'll try to hang on."
As much as the drivers would like to win the challenge and hold bragging rights, Romo said it's more about the fun.
"It's been great," he said. "It gives us a bit of excitement out there and the guys all joke around about it."
The event, like the popular Pick 5 and Bingo games which are also taking place at the track Sunday, as well as a live band, was organized by the raceway's Ways and Means Committee.
"They've done a great job," Romo said. "They're doing a lot to come up with new and fresh ideas and trying to give people something different."
Following are points standings heading into Sunday's final leg of the So You Think You Can Drive Team Challenge at Truro Raceway:
Daniel Romo/Paul Langille - 61pts
Robert Laffin/Mark Whidden - 35pts
Ernie Laffin/Ben Hollingsworth - 30pts
Bernard McCallum/Dale Spence - 22pts
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