Brandon Campbell, Canada’s representative to the 2017 World Driving Championship has confirmed the design for his Canadian colours following input from racing fans across the country via an online poll on standardbredcanada.ca
Fans had the opportunity to vote for one of four designs screened by Campbell. When all was said and done, concepts three and four received the majority of the votes and Campbell was asked to select one of the two designs.
Campbell has chosen concept #3. (concept attached) “I’m starting to get excited!” Campbell told Trot Insider. “Getting the colours and helmet made is the first step and I can’t wait to try them on. I would like to thank everybody for taking the time to vote and I really like this design!”
Campbell’s colours and helmet will go into production shortly and plans are underway to have a presentation of the colours to him at both Fraser Downs in Surrey, BC and Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Balzac, Alberta.
Wearing your country’s colours in an international sporting event is a proud moment for any athlete and Campbell is eagerly anticipating that moment when he shows off his Canadian driving colours in the first race of the first leg of the World Driving Championship scheduled for Saturday, August 12 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino near Calgary, Alberta.
He is one in the field of eleven drivers in the WDC who will compete in 22 races at five different racetracks. Following the first leg in Alberta, the drivers will then head to Ontario for the next two legs. Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville will host the second leg on Monday, August 14, and that will be followed by the third leg at Georgian Downs in Innisfil on August 15.
The action then moves to la belle province of Quebec on Wednesday, August 16, where Hippodrome 3R will host the fourth leg of the WDC before the drivers head to Prince Edward Island and Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park for the fifth and final leg of the Championship on Friday, August 18, one of the major highlights of Old Home Week.
This event, which is held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary edition of the World Trotting Conference, hosted in Charlottetown, PEI, which are both held every two years, will coincide with the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, and Canada 150 celebrations.