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Soft Hands And A Smooth Voice

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Published: March 10, 2011 3:59 pm ET

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While driver Scott Coulter's musical tastes might not be aggressive and intense, his driving style will be on Friday night as one of eight drivers competing in Friday's Ontario Regional Driving Championship at Western Fair Raceway.

Coulter, who finished fourth in the 2008 ORDC at Grand River Raceway, didn't obsess over any particular drives that night but he is guaranteeing a change in tactics on Friday.

"I thought I did quite well [in 2008], I did the best I could under the circumstances and my horses all performed well," stated Coulter on Trot Radio. "I found that maybe I was a little too cautious and maybe that hurt me a little bit."

Born and raised in London - right across from the track, in fact - Coulter is looking forward to competing in front of family at Western Fair's half-miler, a track where early position is so crucial. Coulter is also well aware that his fellow competitors could share his strategy.

"With these guys that are lining up on each side of me, they're aware of that so I expect it's going to be quite a light show on Friday night."

Clearly talented on the track, Coulter is equally talented off the track as well. Though many in attendance at the annual Walltyme Golf Tournaments have heard Coulter's voice, stating "he'd do anything for harness racing" Coulter offered Trot Radio as taste for the world to hear.

The full interview with Coulter is available below.

Episode 189 – Driver Scott Coulter
Audio Format: MP3 audio
Host: Norm Borg

The top two point earners on Friday night will move on to compete in the National Driving Championship on Saturday, May 7 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park to determine Canada’s representative for the World Driving Championship.

The championship will kick off in Race 3 (with an approximate post time of 7:40 p.m.) and also includes Race 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

The drivers competing in the Ontario Regional are:

Simon Allard
Gord Brown
Scott Coulter
Trevor Henry
Jody Jamieson
John MacDonald
Doug McNair
Scott Zeron

Drivers receive points as follows:

(• Finish - Points)
• 1st - 15
• 2nd - 10
• 3rd - 7
• 4th - 5
• 5th - 4
• 6th - 3
• 7th - 2
• 8th - 1

Post time for Friday’s first race is 7:05 p.m. To view entries for Friday's card of harness racing, please click the following link: Friday Entries – Western Fair.

Click here to print off a free program of Western Fair's entire Friday card, courtesy of TrackIT.

Please note that the opinions expressed in the following interview are those of the participant and do not necessarily reflect Rideau Carleton Raceway and/or Standardbred Canada.


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