Brett MacDonald, winner of the 2017 Shorelines Drivers’ Championship at Kawartha Downs, was awarded the 2017 Rising Star Award at the recent O’Brien Awards.

In only his third season of full time driving, MacDonald posted some very impressive numbers, driving 114 winners and horses to more than $616,000 in purse money. The 21 year-old resides in Manotick, Ontario, on the south side of the nation’s capital, and competes regularly at Rideau Carleton Raceway as well as Kawartha.

Brett MacDonald (left) accepts the Rising Star award from James MacDonald. (Iron Horse photo)