Brennan reaches 8,000 victories

George Brennan drove his 8,000th winner Friday night, guiding Pass the Deck to victory in Yonkers Raceway’s $11,000 pacing opener.

The 46-year-old Brennan, from Monticello, N.Y., won his first race behind Rob Ron Romper at his hometown track as a high school junior in 1982.

”Every number is special, and I think each one defines a stable career,” Brennan said. ”When I first started driving in this area, I didn’t even have a thousand wins. I reached that number at Freehold, so I’ve won nearly all of my races competing against the sport’s elite drivers. I think that says something.”

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