Today at Tabcorp Park at Menangle, Tim Tetrick, representing the USA won the opening heat of the World Driving Championship with Shannonsablast who hit the finish line in 1:51.6 for the mile (1,609 meters). The second heat of the WDC was won by Finland's Mika Forss driving On Thunder Road in the 2,300 meter race in 2:48.5 (mile rate 1:57.9) over KYValley Burr driven by Guillermo Adrover of Spain 3.1 meters with Jody Jamieson coming in third with Vincennes. In the second heat, Tim Tertick finished 7th with Ideal Lea NZ.
Shannonsablast's winning margin was 4.2 meters over Mcardles Chance driven by Chris Alford who represented Australia. Jody Jamieson, representing Canada, finished fourth with Major Moment NZ.
Tetrick took the overland route racing on the outside the entire mile from post position 10. For most of the first quarter he raced with cover near the back before making his brush in the second quarter to get second at which point he engaged Christian Sloy driven by Dexter Dunn of New Zealand who finished third.
Here is the second heat's replay.