Since the team moved to Nationals Park in 2008, Abe Lincoln has been the president to beat, taking 46% of all races through a combination of aggressive tactics and suspicious bursts of speed in the stretch.
But this week, George Washington, having finished second in the standings for three straight years, seems to have received a wake-up call, taking three of four races in similar fashion, with Abe-like bursts of speed.
On Tuesday night at Nationals Park, it was the George and Abe show once again. With Lincoln in the lead, Washington burst past him at the turn.
Abe, desperate to catch up, put on a burst of his own, but couldn’t catch the founding father, and fell flat on his face trying.
With the final month of the season looming, it appears notice has been served. If Abe Lincoln wants to continue his dynasty, he’s going to have to work for it.
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