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The Raceway at the Western Fair District to Host 2022 Ontario Regional Driving Championship

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The Raceway at the Western Fair District to Host 2022 Ontario Regional Driving Championship

March 9, 2022

Standardbred Canada has announced the host tracks and dates for the 2022 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will determine Canada’s representative to the 2023 World Driving Championship for harness racing.

The Raceway at the Western Fair District will host the Ontario Regional Driving Championship on Wednesday, May, 11.

"The Raceway at Western Fair District is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the top driver’s in the Province for the 2022 Ontario Regional Driving Championship," said Rob Lumsden, Director of Racing at the Raceway at the Western Fair District. "We look forward to a great evening of competitive racing that will showcase the best the Province has to offer."

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 at Century Mile in Edmonton, Alta, on November 24.

“We are very pleased to present the 2022 Regional and National Driving Championships after having to postpone the 2020 events due to COVID,” said Dan Gall, President & CEO of Standardbred Canada. “We are looking forward to working with all of our track partners across the country and are very excited to present the National Driving Championship at Century Mile, Canada’s newest horse racing venue.  The one-mile oval and state of the art facility promises an exciting competition for the drivers and an exceptional experience for racing fans.”

The winner of the 2022 National Driving Championship will have the opportunity to represent Canada in the 2023 World Driving Championship to be held in Italy in conjunction with The World Trotting Conference.

For full details on regional scheduling, click here

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