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Amateur Driving Clubs

An amateur driver is a driver who has not received valuable compensation for his or her services as a driver. To participate in amateur driving events, the person must hold a driver's license issued by the United States Trotting Association. Most amateur drivers donate their money to charity, raising money for a variety of good causes, including Mal Burroughs, who won the 1997 Hambletonian with Malabar Man.

Join the more than 500 amateur drivers in the U.S. who enjoy club driving!

logoThe clubs listed below belong to the USTA's Standardbred Driving Club. Each club is eligible to send a representative to participate in the Tim Fouts Memorial Driving Championship Pace at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio.

State Club Contact Information
Florida Florida Amateur Driving Club Tom Eichas
270 Yearling Dr.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 573-6123
Email: tomeichas@att.net
Illinois Mid-Western Amateur Drivers' Association George Bonomo, President
2601 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 320-1366
(312) 225-2964 (fax)
Maine Maine Amateur Driving Club Omer "Buddy" Burke
146 E. Main Street
South Paris, ME  04281
(207) 743-2979
Email: buddy.burke@myfairpoint.net
Massachusetts New England Amateur Harness Drivers Club Connelius Bonetti, President
301 Washington St
Plainville, MA  02762
(508) 791-7259
Email: wfran133@charter.net
Michigan Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association Steve Oldford, President
3555 Walnut Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 300-3234
Email: steveoldford@oldford.biz
New Jersey GSY Amateur Racing Club Dave Yarock, President
70 Sherwood Rd.
Tenafly, NJ  07670
(201) 914-9238
Email: daveyarock@gmail.com
New York American Harness Drivers Club Anthony Verruso
145-72 9th Ave.
Whitestone, NY 11357
(917) 917-8985
Email: sulkyracer@hotmail.com
  Catskill Drivers Club Gerry Fielding, President
18 Jacob Dr.
Monticello, NY 12701-4116
(845) 794-2479
Email: trotski@verizon.net
  Delvin Miller Amateur Drivers' Association Anthony Verruso, President
240 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 294-6330
fax (845) 294-3463
Email: accounting@harnessmusesum.com

  North American Amateur Drivers Association Joe Faraldo, President
125-10 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(917) 886-8125
Email: faral@me.com
  Southern Tier Amateur Club at Tioga Downs Jeff Schaefer
Southern Tier Amateur Club
PO Box 183
Nichols, NY 13812
(954) 650-5319
  Yonkers Harness Drivers Club. A chapter of NAADA, listed above Alan Schwartz, President
354 Lindholm Rd.
Hurleyville, NY 12747
(845) 292-8128
Email: ctcvl@aol.com
  Vernon Amateur Driving Club

Vladimir Melnichenko
PO Box 586
Vernon, NY 13476
(315) 829-3872
Email: harnesshorsecay@juno.com


Standardbred Amateur Driving Club Information
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Get into the action with Amateur Standardbred Driving Clubs. Download a PDF of the brochure.

Start your own Driving Club!
For more information on licensing requirements and/or materials, please contact Michele Kopiec at 877-800-8782 extension 3294.
For information on individual driving groups, please contact them directly.