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WDC Day 2 Video Recap

Go behind the scenes with the 2017 World Driving Championship during the competition's first full day in Ontario.

The second leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is in the books with Finland's Mika Forss making an impression on the Mohawk audience courtesy a three-win performance to vault to the top of the WDC leaderboard.

Prior to the second leg at Mohawk, the drivers visited a therapeutic equestrian facility as well as a top-notch Standardbred training facility.

WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP LEG #2 LEADERBOARD

Rank - Driver (Country) - Points
1. Mika Forss (Finland) - 95
2. James MacDonald (Canada) - 83
3. Marcus Miller (United States) - 74.5
4. Dexter Dunn (ITA/New Zealand) - 71
5. Shane Graham (Australia) - 62
5. Bjorn Goop (Sweden) - 62
7. Gerhard Mayr (Austria) - 57
8. Mark Purdon (New Zealand) - 52
9. Noel Baldacchino (Malta) - 49
10. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) - 44.5
11. Rik Depuydt (Belgium) - 43

The drivers will head to Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont. on August 15 for the third WDC leg. 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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