Another record set at Logan County Fair

The 2017 harness racing program at the Logan County Fair finished with a bang Wednesday night.

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Jeff Nisonger is congratulated after driving Chance I Might to a new track pace record of 1:57 1/5 in the final harness race of the night Wednesday at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MATT HAMMOND)


In the 14th and final race of the evening, Jeff Nisonger drove Chance I Might to a new track pace record of 1:57 1/5. 

The previous mark was 1:58 3/5, which was first set by Dirty Steve last year. That record was tied in the 10th race Wednesday by Twinspeak, with Jack Dailey in the sulky.

Four races later, in a Jim Ellis Memorial Signature Series pace, Nisonger and Chance I Might put their names in the record books. The horse is owned by Rebecca Dwyer of Jamestown and is trained by Jim Dailey. 

It was a long night of racing as the schedule was delayed by over half an hour. The EMS crew was not on hand at the scheduled 6 p.m. post time and racing was held up until it arrived.

Once racing got under way, the highlights came quickly.

Complete harness racing results in Thursday's Examiner
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