Standardbred Canada, in consultation with Red Shores, has rescheduled the 2022 Atlantic Regional Driving Championship.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, June 11, the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship will now be held Saturday, July 30 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card will also feature the Harness The Hope Fundraiser. First post time for the card will be 6:30 p.m. (ADT)
The 2022 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship will determine Canada’s representative to the 2023 World Driving Championship for harness racing to be held in Italy in conjunction with the World Trotting Conference.
Regional events will feature either eight or nine drivers who will compete in a minimum of eight races. Drivers will receive points based on their finishing position and the top two point earners will advance to the National Driving Championship, scheduled for Thursday, November 24 at Century Mile in Edmonton, Alberta.
Louis-Philippe Roy and Doug McNair are the first two NDC finalists after taking the top two spots in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship at The Raceway at the Western Fair District in May.
Here are the locations and dates for the remaining events (in chronological order):
REGIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, June 19 - Western Regional Driving Championship - Century Downs; Calgary, Alta
- Sunday, June 26 - Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship - Hippodrome 3R; Trois Rivieres, Que.
- Saturday, July 30 - Atlantic Regional Driving Championship - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park; Charlottetown, P.E.I.
NATIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP
- Thursday, November 24 - Century Mile; Edmonton, Alta.
Past winners of the NDC title include Doug McNair (2018), Brandon Campbell (2016), Jody Jamieson (2014 & 2011), Brad Forward (2009) and Gilles Barrieau (2007).