Our best wishes go to young driver Brett MacDonald on his recent O’Brien Award nomination in the Future Star category.

Brett drove at Kawartha Downs several times over the 2016 season and is a regular at Ottawa’s Rideau Carleton Raceway. His season’s stats to date are 100 wins, 110 seconds and 100 thirds from 700 starts for $498,937 in purses this year.

Those are pretty impressive numbers given that Brett just started driving on a regular basis last year. He represented Quebec and Eastern Ontario in the National Driving Championship at The Raceway in London last October. He drove very well, including scoring a victory with Tuscans Memory, and finished fifth in the competition.

The winner of the Future Star award will be announced at the annual O’Briens on January 28.