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Greenville native Jeff Nisonger picked up four more wins Thursday at the Darke County Fair. Those wins gave
him 10 for the week and left him way ahead of the pack for the Chip Noble Award. Nisonger seen here, drove the four
horse, Citori, to the win in the fifth Thursday. The pace went in a time of 2:01.4. CNO Photo by George Starks
Fast paced action leads to big event at the fair
Nisonger sets the bar among local drivers
By George Starks

GREENVILLE-Eighteen races loaded the Thursday night card at the Darke County fair on what could be described as a very chilly night in August.

The action was fast paced as several times were under two minutes for the mile.

After recording six wins earlier in the week, Greenville driver Jeff Nisonger added four more bringing his win total to 10 with one more night of racing left, including the Arnie Armahurst trot and the Gene Riegle Memorial.

In addition, Chris Hope picked up two more victories bringing his win total to five for the week, second behind Nisonger for the coveted Chip Noble Award.

Nisonger got his first win of the night in the second behind Flying Penelope in 2:02. Nisonger came back in the following race with Momma’s Jolt in 1:56.4.

Two races later, Nosonger was back in the winner’s circle with Citori while picking up his fourth of the night in the sixth behind Blue Bank K in a fast trot, going 2:02.2 for the mile.

Hope got his opening win of the night in the ninth driving SectionLine Emery to the wire in 2:03.2.

Win five for the week came in race 15 as Lookout Beaches crossed in a time of 2:05 in a slow pace.

All race results can be found at

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