The draw for the 2022 Atlantic Regional Driving Championship, set for this coming Saturday, July 30 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is now complete.
First race post time for Saturday’s card of harness racing is 6:30 p.m. (AST) The following drivers will be participating in the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship:
- Gilles Barrieau (PEI)
- Marc Campbell (PEI)
- Redmond Doucet (NS)
- Jason Hughes (PEI)
- Paul Langille (NS)
- Corey MacPherson (PEI)
- Mark Pezzarello (NS)
- Todd Trites (NB)
(Province in brackets represents the province where the driver raced & qualified from)
The ARDC races will take place in Races 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 10. To view Saturday’s entries, click on one of the following links: Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park – Saturday Entries – Program Pages (courtesy TrackIT).
The eight drivers will participate in eight competition races. Each race will have a field of eight and all the drivers will compete in eight races and drive from every post position.
Drivers will receive points based on their finishing position and the top two drivers from the nine-race competition will join Louis-Philippe Roy (ON), Doug McNair (ON), Mike Hennessy (AB), Phil Giesbrecht (AB), Pascal Berube (QC) and Samuel Fillion (QC) at the 2022 National Driving Championship (NDC) at Century Mile Racetrack in Edmonton, Alberta this November.
The winner of the 2022 NDC will have the opportunity to represent Canada in the 2023 World Driving Championship in Italy.
The Regional Driving Championships and the National Driving Championship will adapt the point system utilized in the World Driving Championship. Points will be awarded on the order of finish as follows:
Number of Starters 8:
15 (1), 10 (2), 7 (3), 5 (4), 4 (5), 3 (6), 2 (7), 1 (8).
In the event of a scratch, the driving rep drawn to a horse shall drive the ‘also eligible’ horse.
In the event of a horse being scratched or where no horse is available, five (5) points shall be awarded to the driver concerned. If a horse is disqualified or a horse and driver fail to complete the race, they will receive one (1) point.
In the event of a dead heat for any placing in any race the points for the horses involved will be added together and divided equally among the drivers concerned (eg. If there’s a dead heat for third between two horses, the points for third and fourth place will be added and divided among the drivers)