Mat Rue finished third in the New South Wales driving premiership two seasons ago and after taking a four month break for a working holiday in the USA, the talented reinsman is back in Australia and looking forward to driving plenty of winners.
Initially Rue and his partner Gemma Hewitt had planned to stay overseas for six months but after spending some time working and seeing the sights they decided to make an early return.
"When we left we had planned to go for six months but it was a little bit quiet over there so we spent the last month of our time over there tripping around, it was a really good experience," Rue said.
"looked after us so well, he did everything he could to help us out while we were in the USA and I even got the opportunity to have twenty five or thirty drives over there."
Rue drove at the Meadowlands, Chester and Pocono.
"I didn't get a winner but I did get close a couple of times, I drove three second placings and also ran third on one and fourth another time."
"It was great to rub shoulders with drivers like, he introduced himself to me one night in the drivers' room and he is a good guy."
After arriving back in Australia on Thursday, he returned to race driving on Saturday at Young and it did not take him long to get back into the winners' list.
"It was good to drive a winner for Dad, Our Castanea had been pretty green but he surprised me and was really good on Saturday night."
"I'm just going to work with Bernie Hewitt for a while and wait to see how everything works out with the new Bathurst track."
Greg Hayes - Harness Racing New South Wales