Harness racing was the main feature at the Champaign County Fair Tuesday night. Driver Jeff Nisonger was dominant, winning four of the eleven races.
Here are the results (horse and driver):
1st—Catch A Lucky Start, Jeff Nisonger(2:01 2/5 winning time)
2nd—Woo Shark, Jack Dailey
3rd—Scootin Keefe, Mark Winters Sr.
1st—Sadies Scooter, Scott McQuinn (2:00 4/5)
2nd—Fantasy Sports, Jack Dailey
3rd—Backwater Ben, Jeff Nisonger
1st—Cheat Sheet, Chip Noble (2:02)
2nd—Happy N Memphis, John Predmore
3rd—Lovintouchinfeelin, Mark Headworth
1st—Blueridge Casino, Jeff Nisonger (2:02 4/5)
2nd—Western Mandy, James Heath
3rd—DDI Major, John Ryan Melsheimer
1st—Jessica Rayne, Chip Noble (2:01 3/5)
2nd—Jumpin Jesse, Roy Burns
3rd—Sunset Rose, Mark Winters Sr.
1st—Off Lika Promdress, Jeff Nisonger (2:01)
2nd—Aces of Art, Jack Dailey
3rd—Mr. Benati, Jeremy Smith
1st—Melissa L, Jack Dailey (2:07)
2nd—Friskie Jet, Mark Winters Sr.
3rd—Vanga Medo Mindale, Mike Evans
1st—Peanutbutter N Jam, Jeff Nisonger (1:59 2/5)
2nd—Hollywood Hustler, Tom Hope
3rd—Lasting Endeavor, Chad Leyes
1st--Cyalater, Mark Winters Sr. (1:58)
2nd—Sadies Love Boat, Jack Dailey
3rd—Deb’s Family Circle, Chad Leyes.
1st—RidiculousNicholas, Tyler Lough (2:00 2/5)
2nd—Radical Cam, Jack Dailey
3rd—Standin On A Beach, John Ryan Melsheimer
1st—ContraBand, Jack Dailey (1:59 2/5)
2nd—Race Betty, Jeremy Smith
3rd—Quick Pulse, Jeff Nisonger
It was father and son in the fifth race. Mark Winters Sr. drove to a third place finish. Winter Jr. finished fifth.
Unfortunately, Winters Jr. was hurt in the tenth race. He fell off his horse and suffered knee and shoulder abrasions. He was treated on sight. The horse was OK.
Melissa L, trained by Herb LeVan, followed up the victory at the Logan County Fair with a victory in the seventh race.