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LIVE: World Driver Champs 17

Two of New Zealand's best ever will pit their skills against some of the best in the world in this year's World Driving Championships in Canada this year. 

Defending champion Dexter Dunn will be in action while Mark Purdon is New Zealand's second representative in the series which sees 11 of the best drivers in the world go head-to-head in a battle for supremacy. 

The series consists of 5 days of thrilling Harness Racing starting at Century Downs in Calgary and culminating in the final at Red Shores in the beautiful city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island.

Follow this Harness Racing New Zealand live blog over the course of the championship to keep up to date with how our Kiwi boys are tracking with all the important information, including where and when you can watch the action. 

 

RULES & POINTS ALLOCATION:

Here

 

PUNTING INFO:

Fixed Odd Betting is now available, head to the TAB for more information

 

TV VIEWING FINAL DAY:

Trackside will endevour to play the final day of the WDC as close to live as possible on Trackside 2. Trackside have advised there will be no studio presenter tomorrow until the final heat, but will endevour to play all Canadian coverage.

 

DATES AND TIMES:

The fifth and final day of the series is to be held at Charlottetown (Saturday 29th August NZT)

 Heat 1: 10.50am (NZT)

Heat 2: 11.30am  (NZT)

Heat 3: 12.10pm  (NZT)

Heat 4: 1.10pm  (NZT)

 

 

DRIVER DRAWS:

Please click through to see the draws at each venue - this will continue to be updated

Charlottetown

 

RESULTS:

Day Five (Final Day)  - Charlottetown

Heat 1: Top 3 placings:

 Bjorn Goop

Mark Purdon

Shane Graham

 

Heat 2: Top 3 placings:  

Gerhard Mayr

Mika Forss

James A MacDonald 

 

Heat 3: Top 3 placings:  

 Dexter J Dunn

James A MacDonald

Noel Baldacchino

Heat 4: Top 3 placings: 

 Mark Purdon 

Eirik Hoitomt 

 Bjorn Goop

 OVERALL WINNER James Macdonald 

Dexter Dunn finishes 4th and Mark Purdon finishes 10th

Full leaderboard to follow

LEADERBOARD after Day 4

 

  1. James MacDonald (Canada) - 192
  2. Mika Forss (Finland) - 166
  3. Marcus Miller (United States) - 162.5
  4. Dexter Dunn (ITA/New Zealand) -131
  5. Noel Baldacchino (Malta) - 120
  6. Shane Graham (Australia) - 113
  7. Bjorn Goop (Sweden) - 111
  8. Gerhard Mayr (Austria) - 109
  9. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) - 108
  10. Rik Depuydt (Belgium) -85
  11. Mark Purdon (New Zealand) - 83.5