Each media personality will be paired up with a driver and both will take a seat in a custom two person jog cart. This exhibition race substitutes a purse for bragging rights, and all of the personalities are preparing for the winner's circle.
Randy Steinman is the sports director for CTV Kitchener and has been delivering local sports content since 1997. Steinman is no stranger to horse racing. He recalls watching racing at Dresden back in 1984. His driving career has been a long time coming and he's going to give it his all.
Simon McGhee has been an on-air host for three years with Corus Radio Kitchener and has occasionally broadcasted live from Grand River Raceway. McGhee knows what he's getting himself into and is predicting his first-ever drive will end in the winner's circle.
Kelly Waterhouse hosts the morning show for the Grand 92.9 FM. She has been working locally in the media for the last 10 years. Most recently she was hired as the news director for The Grand. Waterhouse loves horse racing and cannot wait to get her chance to drive a race horse.
Meagan Leonard has just begun her career as a reporter for the Wellington Advertiser. She is a self-described adventurer and loves the idea of trying something new. Leonard has never been to the horse races before and ironically on her first visit she will be driving one.
Steinman, McGhee, Waterhouse and Leonard will square off in the half-mile exhibition dash following race 10 on June 6 (approximately 9:10 p.m.).
All of this action kicks off the first Fun & Frivolity Friday night of the season. June 6 also hosts the second annual Bring a Friend (BAF) night. BAF night encourages those who love the races to bring someone they know who has never been before. Grand River Raceway will be offering free rides in the starting car, winners circle presentations and paddock tours to those who register for the Bring a Friend challenge. (Click HERE to register) The first 200 will also receive a free program upon arrival.
by Kelly Spencer, for Grand River Raceway