The U.S. Trotting’s Communication Department announced Monday, Feb. 13 that Jordan Ross will represent the United States in the World Driving Championship August 13 – 18. The event will travel through three countries with drivers from 12 different countries competing in the event.
In an interview with Wendy Ross at Miami Valley Raceway, Jordan Ross noted his trip overseas for the World Driving Championship will be his first trip on a plane. He’s currently working on obtaining a passport and will select one person to accompany him on the trip. He will also receive specially made driving colors for the trip representing the red, white and blue theme of the U.S.
Ross had a breakout season in 2022, winning 153 races from 1,084 starts, more than doubling his career wins tally. Horses he drove won $1.6 million and he completed the year with a .262 UDRS. He finished seventh in the leading driver standings. The Tennessee native is currently driving at Miami Valley and will return for the 30th season of racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park when the meet resumes Friday, March 24.
Other drivers competing in the 2023 World Driving Championship include Alessandro Gocciadoro of Italy, Rodney Gatt of Malta, David Bekaert of France, Gunther Loix of Belgium, Michael Nimczyk of Germany, and Doug McNair of Canada. Other countries that will send a representative include, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand.
The World Driving Championship, which was implemented in 1970, will coincide with the World Trotting Conference will be held in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. A total of 20 races will be held in the series at four racetracks. The event kicks off at Victoria Park Wolvega in The Netherlands and will proceed on to Gelsentrabpark in Germany, Hippodrome de Wallonie in Belgium and will wrap up at Trabrennbahn Mariendorf in Berlin, Germany.