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Mazola

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Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« on: November 18, 2023, 10:34:21 PM »
Wow tmbz1

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2023, 11:10:32 AM »
Who’s the new guy—Austin Sorrie??

He had quite a few drives from a few different trainers. Not a bad showing for a Saturday night against Morrill Jr.!

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2023, 12:14:42 PM »
Who is he?? Very talented and always on the go

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2023, 12:27:11 PM »
Sorrie is an O'Brien Future Star winner. I met his dad Wade many years ago, so I when I saw Austin was in Ontario, I met him when I was there pre-pandemic. He is from PEI and moved to Ontario around 2019. He was working part-time for Paul Sheppard and Blake McIntosh, but he hit the ground running and made a big name for himself on the Ontario B tracks fairly quickly. Hard working guy. Always out. He is still young but his progress from 2021 to 2022 was substantial so his career was just starting to take off.

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2023, 12:30:17 PM »
Struggling at Mohawk as many young guys do.
B track is where he belongs for now.

It was Patrick Sheperd, not Paul.

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2023, 02:05:20 PM »
Who is he?? Very talented and always on the go

So when Morrill Jr. retires, he can win the dash title at Batavia??  Not much of a colony there now!  2 interrelated families and not much else!!

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2023, 03:36:41 PM »
known race fixer for decades, in the 80s and 90s he was the nucleus of it all

thats why NJ and PA wont allow him to drive

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2023, 07:55:45 PM »
known race fixer for decades, in the 80s and 90s he was the nucleus of it all

thats why NJ and PA wont allow him to drive

He normally drives at pocono in spring

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2023, 08:17:28 PM »
Iam not sure he can't drive in NJ I think it's his own choice not to drive in NJ.

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2023, 09:36:52 PM »
Congratulations Jim.

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2023, 09:02:02 AM »
An amazing talent that couldn't be shown to its fullest. What a shame!!!

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2023, 08:07:32 PM »
Jim Morrill was a super talented driver back in the day. Still has talent. But, he's 59 now so his best days are behind him. However, as much as he was super talented, unfortunately he never got a chance to really show it or reach his potential. All is own doing. Even 10 years ago, he was still the king of the NYSS and what he did in NY was enough to keep him near the top 10 in earnings. The guy has won over 8000 races. After he got banned at Pocono, and was on the outs at Yonkers, he kept himself to upstate NY, hit the road for the NYSS, and took most of the winter off. He had a nice seasonal career for a long time. I remember in 2005 when he relocated and spent his first year driving at Batavia full time, not because he won the driving title, but because his win percentage was north of 40%! 40%! And that was over entire meet, 300 plus drives.
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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2023, 08:24:05 PM »
Jim Morrill as a super talented driver back in the day. He's 59 now so his best days are behind him. However, as much as he was super talented, unfortunately he never got a chance to really show it or reach his potential. All is own doing. Even 10 years ago, he was still the king of the NYSS and what he did in NY was enough to keep him near the top 10 in earnings. The guy has won over 8000 races. After he got banned at Pocono, and was on the outs at Yonkers, he kept himself to upstate NY, hit the road for the NYSS, and took most of the winter off. He had a nice seasonal career for a long time. I remember in 2005 when he relocated and spent his first year driving at Batavia full time, not because he won the driving title, but because his win percentage was north of 40%! 40%! And that was over entire meet, 300 plus drives.

Or are his best days still ahead of him driving against this subpar driving colony?

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2023, 09:31:31 PM »
Jimmy could drive anywhere with anyone, but driving 1/9 shots all night long
at a C track doesnt hurt.

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Re: Morrill wins 9 at Batavia
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2023, 10:26:39 PM »
Jimmy could drive anywhere with anyone, but driving 1/9 shots all night long
at a C track doesnt hurt.

At his prime, without question, I couldn't agree with you more. He could drive anywhere with anyone. Didn't matter where or who. Talent and ability was there. Like I said, his own doing. Today, 59 years old, even with a part-time year, and so on, if the drive is still there, and he wants it, he will drive circles around driving colony like that.

 

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