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Saratoga Chariot Race Winners 2011

Ella Marie Hayes
Saratoga, Wyo.

Racers and spectators alike braved the wintery weather during the 31st Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races at the Buck Springs race track near Saratoga, Wyo. The annual races held on President’s Day weekend every year provide an opportunity for many racers and those betting in the Calcuttas to go home with cash winnings and other prizes.

A local Saratoga driver, James Olguin and his team “Gary Matheson,” had the fastest combined time of 46.39 seconds, winning the Interstate Traveling Trophy and the Dave Pennock “Good Times” Trophy. On Sunday, the eighth Race, chosen at random as the Norman Epler Memorial Race, was won by the Marv and Carol Heyd team, driven by Roy Morgan, and received a hand-blown glass chariot team donated by Patty Lufkin.

Although he did not win the top prize, Saratoga’s veteran driver, Ron Garretson, and his “Valley Oil” team of Dodger and Ace made their last appearance on the track, taking second in the fourth Division of the races with a combined time of 48.32. Garretson and his horses retired from chariot racing at the close of the Races on Sunday.

Individual winners and division winners for the Races follow. Saturday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) were: Race 1, Pretty Pennies driven by Lara Gilliam; Race 2, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 3, Cream of the Crop driven by David Walker; Race 4, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin; Race 5, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Homestead Log Homes driven by Jim Stoker; Race 7, Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson; Race 8, Double Ott driven by Olguin; Race 9, Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam and Race 10, Sagebrush Motel driven by Roy Morgan.

Sunday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) – Race 1, First Start driven by Bob Bergeson; Race 2, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 3, Eisele and Sis driven by Roy Morgan; Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson; Race 5, Pretty Pennies driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 7, Deuces Wild driven by Gary Swingle; Race 8, Mary and Carol driven by Roy Morgan; Race 9, Horse Creek Express driven by John Williams and Race 10, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin.

First Division (sponsored by Leigh and Jason Taylor) – 1. Gary Matheson driven by Olguin, 46.39; 2. Deuces Wild driven by Swingle, 46.41; 3. Sagebrush Motel driven by Morgan, 46.62; 4. Eisele and Sis driven by Morgan, 46.68.

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Second Division (sponsored by Valley Food and Liquor) – 1. Homestead Log driven by Stoker, 46.85; 2. Marv and Carol Heyd team driven by Marv Heyd, 46.97; 3. Leo and Joan Seeley driven by Tom Seeley,47.14; 4. Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson, 47.15.

Third Division (sponsored by Smith Beverages) – 1. Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam, 47.39; 2. Horse Creek Express driven by Williams, 47,54; 3. Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson, 47.59; 4. Get Back on the Track Joe driven by Joe Fales, 47.65.

Fourth Division (sponsored by 5N Ranch/Blackhawk Gallery) – 1. Gold Rush driven by Detrick Kuegler, 48.07; 2. Valley Oil driven by Garretson, 48.32; 3. Running Renegades driven by Gilliam, 48.94; 4. Montezuma’s Revenge driven by Jed Hernandez, 49.05.

Division winners received jackets donated by the Saratoga Lions Club, Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Visitors Council, Saratoga Auto Parts, Patty Lufkin, and Custom Creations for the Winners Jackets. Smith Beverage, 5N Ranch/Black Hawk Gallery, Leigh and Jason Taylor, Valley foods, and the Saratoga Lions Club donated the Cash Awards for each Division which were: First $400, Second $300, Third $200, and Fourth $100.

Carbon County Visitors Council donated the cash awards for each race. Rawlins National Bank provided the Happy Hour appetizers.

Last, but not least, a special thanks was given to all of the race sponsors, and to all the great people who donate their time to make this the “Good Times” Valley!

Racers and spectators alike braved the wintery weather during the 31st Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races at the Buck Springs race track near Saratoga, Wyo. The annual races held on President’s Day weekend every year provide an opportunity for many racers and those betting in the Calcuttas to go home with cash winnings and other prizes.

A local Saratoga driver, James Olguin and his team “Gary Matheson,” had the fastest combined time of 46.39 seconds, winning the Interstate Traveling Trophy and the Dave Pennock “Good Times” Trophy. On Sunday, the eighth Race, chosen at random as the Norman Epler Memorial Race, was won by the Marv and Carol Heyd team, driven by Roy Morgan, and received a hand-blown glass chariot team donated by Patty Lufkin.

Although he did not win the top prize, Saratoga’s veteran driver, Ron Garretson, and his “Valley Oil” team of Dodger and Ace made their last appearance on the track, taking second in the fourth Division of the races with a combined time of 48.32. Garretson and his horses retired from chariot racing at the close of the Races on Sunday.

Individual winners and division winners for the Races follow. Saturday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) were: Race 1, Pretty Pennies driven by Lara Gilliam; Race 2, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 3, Cream of the Crop driven by David Walker; Race 4, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin; Race 5, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Homestead Log Homes driven by Jim Stoker; Race 7, Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson; Race 8, Double Ott driven by Olguin; Race 9, Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam and Race 10, Sagebrush Motel driven by Roy Morgan.

Sunday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) – Race 1, First Start driven by Bob Bergeson; Race 2, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 3, Eisele and Sis driven by Roy Morgan; Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson; Race 5, Pretty Pennies driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 7, Deuces Wild driven by Gary Swingle; Race 8, Mary and Carol driven by Roy Morgan; Race 9, Horse Creek Express driven by John Williams and Race 10, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin.

First Division (sponsored by Leigh and Jason Taylor) – 1. Gary Matheson driven by Olguin, 46.39; 2. Deuces Wild driven by Swingle, 46.41; 3. Sagebrush Motel driven by Morgan, 46.62; 4. Eisele and Sis driven by Morgan, 46.68.

Second Division (sponsored by Valley Food and Liquor) – 1. Homestead Log driven by Stoker, 46.85; 2. Marv and Carol Heyd team driven by Marv Heyd, 46.97; 3. Leo and Joan Seeley driven by Tom Seeley,47.14; 4. Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson, 47.15.

Third Division (sponsored by Smith Beverages) – 1. Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam, 47.39; 2. Horse Creek Express driven by Williams, 47,54; 3. Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson, 47.59; 4. Get Back on the Track Joe driven by Joe Fales, 47.65.

Fourth Division (sponsored by 5N Ranch/Blackhawk Gallery) – 1. Gold Rush driven by Detrick Kuegler, 48.07; 2. Valley Oil driven by Garretson, 48.32; 3. Running Renegades driven by Gilliam, 48.94; 4. Montezuma’s Revenge driven by Jed Hernandez, 49.05.

Division winners received jackets donated by the Saratoga Lions Club, Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Visitors Council, Saratoga Auto Parts, Patty Lufkin, and Custom Creations for the Winners Jackets. Smith Beverage, 5N Ranch/Black Hawk Gallery, Leigh and Jason Taylor, Valley foods, and the Saratoga Lions Club donated the Cash Awards for each Division which were: First $400, Second $300, Third $200, and Fourth $100.

Carbon County Visitors Council donated the cash awards for each race. Rawlins National Bank provided the Happy Hour appetizers.

Last, but not least, a special thanks was given to all of the race sponsors, and to all the great people who donate their time to make this the “Good Times” Valley!

Racers and spectators alike braved the wintery weather during the 31st Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races at the Buck Springs race track near Saratoga, Wyo. The annual races held on President’s Day weekend every year provide an opportunity for many racers and those betting in the Calcuttas to go home with cash winnings and other prizes.

A local Saratoga driver, James Olguin and his team “Gary Matheson,” had the fastest combined time of 46.39 seconds, winning the Interstate Traveling Trophy and the Dave Pennock “Good Times” Trophy. On Sunday, the eighth Race, chosen at random as the Norman Epler Memorial Race, was won by the Marv and Carol Heyd team, driven by Roy Morgan, and received a hand-blown glass chariot team donated by Patty Lufkin.

Although he did not win the top prize, Saratoga’s veteran driver, Ron Garretson, and his “Valley Oil” team of Dodger and Ace made their last appearance on the track, taking second in the fourth Division of the races with a combined time of 48.32. Garretson and his horses retired from chariot racing at the close of the Races on Sunday.

Individual winners and division winners for the Races follow. Saturday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) were: Race 1, Pretty Pennies driven by Lara Gilliam; Race 2, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 3, Cream of the Crop driven by David Walker; Race 4, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin; Race 5, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Homestead Log Homes driven by Jim Stoker; Race 7, Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson; Race 8, Double Ott driven by Olguin; Race 9, Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam and Race 10, Sagebrush Motel driven by Roy Morgan.

Sunday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) – Race 1, First Start driven by Bob Bergeson; Race 2, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 3, Eisele and Sis driven by Roy Morgan; Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson; Race 5, Pretty Pennies driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 7, Deuces Wild driven by Gary Swingle; Race 8, Mary and Carol driven by Roy Morgan; Race 9, Horse Creek Express driven by John Williams and Race 10, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin.

First Division (sponsored by Leigh and Jason Taylor) – 1. Gary Matheson driven by Olguin, 46.39; 2. Deuces Wild driven by Swingle, 46.41; 3. Sagebrush Motel driven by Morgan, 46.62; 4. Eisele and Sis driven by Morgan, 46.68.

Second Division (sponsored by Valley Food and Liquor) – 1. Homestead Log driven by Stoker, 46.85; 2. Marv and Carol Heyd team driven by Marv Heyd, 46.97; 3. Leo and Joan Seeley driven by Tom Seeley,47.14; 4. Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson, 47.15.

Third Division (sponsored by Smith Beverages) – 1. Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam, 47.39; 2. Horse Creek Express driven by Williams, 47,54; 3. Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson, 47.59; 4. Get Back on the Track Joe driven by Joe Fales, 47.65.

Fourth Division (sponsored by 5N Ranch/Blackhawk Gallery) – 1. Gold Rush driven by Detrick Kuegler, 48.07; 2. Valley Oil driven by Garretson, 48.32; 3. Running Renegades driven by Gilliam, 48.94; 4. Montezuma’s Revenge driven by Jed Hernandez, 49.05.

Division winners received jackets donated by the Saratoga Lions Club, Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Visitors Council, Saratoga Auto Parts, Patty Lufkin, and Custom Creations for the Winners Jackets. Smith Beverage, 5N Ranch/Black Hawk Gallery, Leigh and Jason Taylor, Valley foods, and the Saratoga Lions Club donated the Cash Awards for each Division which were: First $400, Second $300, Third $200, and Fourth $100.

Carbon County Visitors Council donated the cash awards for each race. Rawlins National Bank provided the Happy Hour appetizers.

Last, but not least, a special thanks was given to all of the race sponsors, and to all the great people who donate their time to make this the “Good Times” Valley!

Racers and spectators alike braved the wintery weather during the 31st Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races at the Buck Springs race track near Saratoga, Wyo. The annual races held on President’s Day weekend every year provide an opportunity for many racers and those betting in the Calcuttas to go home with cash winnings and other prizes.

A local Saratoga driver, James Olguin and his team “Gary Matheson,” had the fastest combined time of 46.39 seconds, winning the Interstate Traveling Trophy and the Dave Pennock “Good Times” Trophy. On Sunday, the eighth Race, chosen at random as the Norman Epler Memorial Race, was won by the Marv and Carol Heyd team, driven by Roy Morgan, and received a hand-blown glass chariot team donated by Patty Lufkin.

Although he did not win the top prize, Saratoga’s veteran driver, Ron Garretson, and his “Valley Oil” team of Dodger and Ace made their last appearance on the track, taking second in the fourth Division of the races with a combined time of 48.32. Garretson and his horses retired from chariot racing at the close of the Races on Sunday.

Individual winners and division winners for the Races follow. Saturday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) were: Race 1, Pretty Pennies driven by Lara Gilliam; Race 2, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 3, Cream of the Crop driven by David Walker; Race 4, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin; Race 5, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Homestead Log Homes driven by Jim Stoker; Race 7, Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson; Race 8, Double Ott driven by Olguin; Race 9, Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam and Race 10, Sagebrush Motel driven by Roy Morgan.

Sunday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) – Race 1, First Start driven by Bob Bergeson; Race 2, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 3, Eisele and Sis driven by Roy Morgan; Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson; Race 5, Pretty Pennies driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 7, Deuces Wild driven by Gary Swingle; Race 8, Mary and Carol driven by Roy Morgan; Race 9, Horse Creek Express driven by John Williams and Race 10, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin.

First Division (sponsored by Leigh and Jason Taylor) – 1. Gary Matheson driven by Olguin, 46.39; 2. Deuces Wild driven by Swingle, 46.41; 3. Sagebrush Motel driven by Morgan, 46.62; 4. Eisele and Sis driven by Morgan, 46.68.

Second Division (sponsored by Valley Food and Liquor) – 1. Homestead Log driven by Stoker, 46.85; 2. Marv and Carol Heyd team driven by Marv Heyd, 46.97; 3. Leo and Joan Seeley driven by Tom Seeley,47.14; 4. Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson, 47.15.

Third Division (sponsored by Smith Beverages) – 1. Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam, 47.39; 2. Horse Creek Express driven by Williams, 47,54; 3. Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson, 47.59; 4. Get Back on the Track Joe driven by Joe Fales, 47.65.

Fourth Division (sponsored by 5N Ranch/Blackhawk Gallery) – 1. Gold Rush driven by Detrick Kuegler, 48.07; 2. Valley Oil driven by Garretson, 48.32; 3. Running Renegades driven by Gilliam, 48.94; 4. Montezuma’s Revenge driven by Jed Hernandez, 49.05.

Division winners received jackets donated by the Saratoga Lions Club, Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Visitors Council, Saratoga Auto Parts, Patty Lufkin, and Custom Creations for the Winners Jackets. Smith Beverage, 5N Ranch/Black Hawk Gallery, Leigh and Jason Taylor, Valley foods, and the Saratoga Lions Club donated the Cash Awards for each Division which were: First $400, Second $300, Third $200, and Fourth $100.

Carbon County Visitors Council donated the cash awards for each race. Rawlins National Bank provided the Happy Hour appetizers.

Last, but not least, a special thanks was given to all of the race sponsors, and to all the great people who donate their time to make this the “Good Times” Valley!

Racers and spectators alike braved the wintery weather during the 31st Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races at the Buck Springs race track near Saratoga, Wyo. The annual races held on President’s Day weekend every year provide an opportunity for many racers and those betting in the Calcuttas to go home with cash winnings and other prizes.

A local Saratoga driver, James Olguin and his team “Gary Matheson,” had the fastest combined time of 46.39 seconds, winning the Interstate Traveling Trophy and the Dave Pennock “Good Times” Trophy. On Sunday, the eighth Race, chosen at random as the Norman Epler Memorial Race, was won by the Marv and Carol Heyd team, driven by Roy Morgan, and received a hand-blown glass chariot team donated by Patty Lufkin.

Although he did not win the top prize, Saratoga’s veteran driver, Ron Garretson, and his “Valley Oil” team of Dodger and Ace made their last appearance on the track, taking second in the fourth Division of the races with a combined time of 48.32. Garretson and his horses retired from chariot racing at the close of the Races on Sunday.

Individual winners and division winners for the Races follow. Saturday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) were: Race 1, Pretty Pennies driven by Lara Gilliam; Race 2, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 3, Cream of the Crop driven by David Walker; Race 4, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin; Race 5, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Homestead Log Homes driven by Jim Stoker; Race 7, Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson; Race 8, Double Ott driven by Olguin; Race 9, Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam and Race 10, Sagebrush Motel driven by Roy Morgan.

Sunday’s race winners (receiving $200/race) – Race 1, First Start driven by Bob Bergeson; Race 2, Running Renegades driven by Gilliam; Race 3, Eisele and Sis driven by Roy Morgan; Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson; Race 5, Pretty Pennies driven by Gilliam; Race 6, Leo and Joan Seely driven by Tom Seeley; Race 7, Deuces Wild driven by Gary Swingle; Race 8, Mary and Carol driven by Roy Morgan; Race 9, Horse Creek Express driven by John Williams and Race 10, Gary Matheson driven by Olguin.

First Division (sponsored by Leigh and Jason Taylor) – 1. Gary Matheson driven by Olguin, 46.39; 2. Deuces Wild driven by Swingle, 46.41; 3. Sagebrush Motel driven by Morgan, 46.62; 4. Eisele and Sis driven by Morgan, 46.68.

Second Division (sponsored by Valley Food and Liquor) – 1. Homestead Log driven by Stoker, 46.85; 2. Marv and Carol Heyd team driven by Marv Heyd, 46.97; 3. Leo and Joan Seeley driven by Tom Seeley,47.14; 4. Rusty Edge Racing driven by Clancy Henderson, 47.15.

Third Division (sponsored by Smith Beverages) – 1. Sizzling Gifts driven by Gilliam, 47.39; 2. Horse Creek Express driven by Williams, 47,54; 3. Bailey’s Boys driven by Mike Johnson, 47.59; 4. Get Back on the Track Joe driven by Joe Fales, 47.65.

Fourth Division (sponsored by 5N Ranch/Blackhawk Gallery) – 1. Gold Rush driven by Detrick Kuegler, 48.07; 2. Valley Oil driven by Garretson, 48.32; 3. Running Renegades driven by Gilliam, 48.94; 4. Montezuma’s Revenge driven by Jed Hernandez, 49.05.

Division winners received jackets donated by the Saratoga Lions Club, Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Visitors Council, Saratoga Auto Parts, Patty Lufkin, and Custom Creations for the Winners Jackets. Smith Beverage, 5N Ranch/Black Hawk Gallery, Leigh and Jason Taylor, Valley foods, and the Saratoga Lions Club donated the Cash Awards for each Division which were: First $400, Second $300, Third $200, and Fourth $100.

Carbon County Visitors Council donated the cash awards for each race. Rawlins National Bank provided the Happy Hour appetizers.

Last, but not least, a special thanks was given to all of the race sponsors, and to all the great people who donate their time to make this the “Good Times” Valley!