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WDC Day 1 Video Recap

The first leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is in the books with North American reinsmen having claimed the top two spots.

Check out the sights and sounds from Century Downs during the WDC opening leg.

WDC LEG #1 LEADERBOARD

Rank - Driver (Country) - Points
1. Marcus Miller (United States) - 57
2. James MacDonald (Canada) - 50
3. Shane Graham (Australia) - 48
4. Bjorn Goop (Sweden) - 43
5. Gerhard Mayr (Austria) - 38
6. Mika Forss (Finland) - 34
7. Dexter Dunn (ITA/New Zealand) - 29
8. Rik Depuydt (Belgium) - 25
9. Noel Baldacchino (Malta) - 24
10. Mark Purdon (New Zealand) - 21
11. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) - 16

The drivers will head to Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. for the second WDC leg on Monday, August 14. After the next leg at Mohawk, the drivers will head to Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont. on August 15. The action then moves to Trois-Rivières, Que. on August 16, where Hippodrome 3R will host the fourth leg before the drivers head to Prince Edward Island's Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park for the fifth and final leg of the Championship on August 18, one of the major highlights of Old Home Week.

The reinsmen will earn points based on their finishing position in each race and the top point-earner at the end of the five-day competition will be declared the 2017 World Driving Champion and win $25,000 in prize money.

The World Driving Championship – along with the 25th anniversary edition of the World Trotting Conference, to be hosted in Charlottetown – are both held every two years and will coincide with the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, and Canada 150 celebrations.


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