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McNair's Rookie Season Online


Published: January 18, 2009 11:02 am ET

Last Comment: January 21, 2009 9:38 pm ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The precedent setting rookie season for driver Doug McNair has been chronicled in a London, Ontario television feature report which is now posted on the internet for worldwide viewing.

London’s A-TV team of Sports Director Norman James and reporter Brent Lale collaborated on the report which features footage and interviews taken during the New Year’s Eve program at Western Fair Raceway.

In 2008 while he was 18 years old, McNair’s first career win in the bike was marked last February 22 at Western Fair with pacing filly Eagle Kay. His career took another huge leap forward when he won the $300,000 Battle Of Waterloo at Grand River Raceway.

In the feature story which aired earlier this month on the London, Ontario TV station’s 6 p.m. newscast, Sports Director Norman James compares the upstart driver to London Knights junior hockey standout John Tavares who is expected to be the top pick in the 2009 NHL draft. McNair outlines his near term and longer term driving goals in the story and there are supporting interviews from Doug’s father Gregg and from Western Fair’s 2006 and 2008 driving champion, Brad Forward. The report also features Doug winning Western Fair’s Preferred-2 Pace with Cuban Seelster on the December 29 occasion of his 19th birthday.

Doug McNair on 'A' News Sports

The track’s YouTube page, which features the video, is a creation of Western Fair’s race office assistant Courtney Yake, 18, who also assists with the press box teletimer and track photography operations.

(Western Fair, photo courtesy of Norm Files)

January 21, 2009 - 9:38 pmKeep up the good work,

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Keep up the good work, Dougie!!! You worked hard to get to where you are!! It's so good to hear stories about hard working, young people making a name for themselves. Can't wait for future updates!!

January 20, 2009 - 5:54 pmi believe doug deserves to

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

i believe doug deserves to have his name out there he is a very good driver!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19, 2009 - 11:07 pmBest of luck in the future

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Best of luck in the future Doug. A lot of guys become to full of themselves. Keep listening to your Dad - he won't do you wrong. Best of luck to both of you in 2009! For I do believe that enough is enough, put this talented persons name out there and they can also get the recognition they deserve.

January 18, 2009 - 11:33 amI do believe that enough is

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

I do believe that enough is enough. McNair is not the only young driver to become such an accomplished driver.

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