Tetrick, who represented the USA at the World Driving Championships in Sydney earlier this year, running third overall behind New Zealand’s Dexter Dunn, has driven over 8500 career winners and amassed almost $200 Million in stakes, including the $1 Million North America Cup at Mohawk race track (Canada) in June aboard Wakizashi Hanover.
Tetrick will drive in two separate series during the Inter Dominion, the first being an International Drivers Challenge, with two heats on the third night of Inter Dominion series (Friday, 4 December) and a heat on TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final Day (Sunday 13 December) both at Gloucester Park.
Affectionately known as the ‘Bionic Man’, Tetrick will drive against an invitation only field of elite reinsman, with all states and New Zealand represented. From Western Australia, Inter Dominion champions Gary Hall Jr, Chris Lewis and Kim Prentice have been chosen to compete.
The second series will see Tetrick compete against Western Australia’s most promising drivers including, Tom Buchanan (WA representative Australasian Young Driver’s Championship), Kristy Sheehy (Garrard’s JCD Challenge Winner) and RWWA Invitational defending Champion Kaiden Hayter.
Adding to the series, Harness Racing NSW have a reciprocal arrangement with Western Australia to give a young driver the experience to compete in a series in the other state. This will mean that this year, Jack Trainor will represent his home state in this exciting series against Tetrick.
Heats will be conducted at Pinjarra (Monday 7 December), York’s meeting the following day (Tuesday 8 December), with the final heat at Gloucester Park (Friday 11 December).
“Im excited to head back to Australia” Tetrick said from his New York base.
“I got my first taste of Australian racing in March and loved it, so I can’t wait to get back and compete against Australia’s best drivers in Perth.
“I’m a big fan of the Inter Dominion and I love the uniqueness of the series, it’s something special to ‘down under’ harness racing and I looking forward to being a part of it” said Tetrick.
Tetrick will also be available for selected outside drives during his stay in Perth.
“Maybe my good mate Luke (McCarthy) or even the Hall barn (Gary Hall Sr’s stable) will throw a drive my way as well!!!” joked the star American driver
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