DUCKson domination is historical
Scotty DUCKson wins 19 of 20 races, captures QUACKY-FOWL series title and become the GOAT
In his debut as one of the five ducks competing in the inaugural QUACKY-FOWL racing series, Scotty DUCKson set the standard for future DUCKathletes hoping to make a name for themselves in the month-long event at Maris Farms.
The QUACKY-FOWL racing series – sponsored by Goodwill ORR and Bootleggers Bar & Grill this year – was a hit, though duck racing has been a staple at the Buckley farm for 11 years (the first decade as the Iron Duck World Championships). And during that first 10 seasons, no duck had ever secured the season series title so soon (two weeks ago) or won more than 13 races in a season before Scotty DUCKson.
“No doubt, I was on a mission, especially after that loss to Danica (DUCKtrick) in the second weekend,” DUCKson told a small gathering of reporters following Sunday’s final race. “Due respect to her, she caught me when I had lost my focus. There was no FOWL play in her victory, just a bad effort and performance by me and a solid effort on her part. I just told myself that wasn’t going to happen again.”
And it didn’t.
DUCKson won his first seven races, before losing to DUCKtrick in the DUCKtona 500, and then finished the season with 12 wins in a row. He swept four of five weekends (4 races each weekend) and he often was never challenged during those wins.
“Like I said last weekend to you all, who the hell does this?!?!” race series creator Steve Templeman asked following DUCKson’s victory on Sunday in the final race of the season. “DUCKson is undoubtedly the GOAT here for this event, and I’m not sure we’ll see another like him for quite awhile.”
Longtime race announcer Dennis “QUACKmaster” Riley said it was a performance unlike anything he’s witnessed during this decade of duck racing.
“You just don’t see many that can achieve at that level over a month-long racing season,” Riley said. “DUCK Norris hit 15 last year, and that was an exceptional performance – one I thought would be hard to match. Turns out, old Scotty DUCKson had something else in mind. The duck-racing world has a new GOAT.”
For this past weekend, a total of $146 was raised for local nonprofit Celebrate HARVEST through the “bets” that race fans placed (in the form of a donation) on the races. A total of 165 “bets” were placed and Scott DUCKson had the most bets placed on him with 86. A total of 722 bets were placed over five weekends and $600 raised. Racing will resume in the fall of 2024 at Maris Farms.
Here are the final results:
||OVERALL BETS PLACED
|#1 – Denny MANDARIN
|#2 – “BILL” Elliott
|#3 – Scott DUCKson
|#4 – MUSCOVY Andretti
|#5 – Danica DUCKtrick
NOTES: DUCK Norris did, in fact, hit 15 wins in 2022 to become the all time winningest DUCKathlete in duck racing history at Maris Farms; DUCKtor Dre hit 13 wins in 2017 as did QUACK Black in 2019.