Trotting -- and Norwegian Ulf Thoresen is the 1979 world driving champion. Thoresen didn't have?
SV Race Starter PAN TO Reinsmen getting ready
GV Trotters racing around track (2 shots)
GV Trotters around bend and down the straight, and across the finish line. Gilles Gendron of Canada crosses first ahead of Australian
GV Trotters preparing for start of second race
GV Starter starts race.
GV Australian h???se Capridau driven by Schrader in lea???
GV Capridau around bend in lead, passed by Roc John, driven by Gendron who wins race by three-quarters of length
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Background: Trotting -- and Norwegian Ulf Thoresen is the 1979 world driving champion. Thoresen didn't have to win a single race at the championships in Perth, Australia, on Friday (16 November), as his tally of 199 points was enough to give him the title. Runner-up, with 175 points,was New Zealander, Kevin Holmes, who was also unsuccessful in Friday's heats. Gilles Gendron of Canada finished third on 172 point with American's Bea Faber fourth on 172 points.
SYNOPSIS: The reinsmen line up for the start of the first heat. It proved to be an exciting race, with Jim Schrader of Australia, driving Bacardi Adios, moving into an early lead and fighting off formidable international field ..
And with only a hundred metres to go New Zealand's P. Wolfenden, Driving Thurber Lord,and Goodbye Mary, driven by Canada's Gilles Gendron, battled it out with Schrader. It was the photo which decided Gendron the winner, followed by Schrader and Wolfenden.
The second race was Gendron and Schrader again fighting for first place.
For most of the run it looked as if the Australian had the race sealed -- as he and Capridau led the field right to the finishing straight.
But once past the hundred metres marks, Roc John driven by Gendron, came up on the outside and proved to have the greater speed. Gendron clinched the lead and the double. The result -- first Roc John and Gilles Gendron, second Capridau by Schrader and third Mantova driven by Finland's Pekka Korpi.