CANADIAN driver Jody Jamieson has twice been crowned the best driver in the world, and he's back searching for a third title.
It is the fifth time the 38-year-old has been selected to represent his nation in the World Driving Championships.
Jamieson won in Sweden and Finland in 2001 and again in the United States in 2011 and also has a second place to his name.
Forgoing the chance to defend his crown in France two years ago, Jamieson jumped at another chance to wear the maple leaf colours.
"I hate turning them down as I like seeing the world, but when I knew it was Australia I knew I had to try as hard as I could to get here," Jamieson said.
"I was saying to Tim Tetrick about the weather and it's amazing.
"I'm coming from minus 22 so it's beautiful and I love it."
With seven heats run at Wagga on Tuesday, the Riverina will have a major impact fortunes of all the drivers in the series.
Jamieson hasn't started off the series as well as he hoped, currently seventh, but is confident coming into the seven heats at Wagga on the smaller, 800 metre track.
"That was my forte, that's what made me - a half mile track and pacers - so I'm really looking forward," Jamieson said.
Jamieson has driven more than 7000 winners, but rates his two world titles among his biggest accomplishments on the track.
He thinks leader and Australia's representative Chris Alford is the man to look out for, along with New Zealand's representative Dexter Dunn.
"The local guys Chris and Dexter for sure," Jamieson said.
"But Tim Tetrick is one of the best in the world, in any country and no matter what horses he's driving.
"At the end of the day it will be whoever gets the best horses."
Jamieson has driven one winner during his time in Australia, at Newcastle on Sunday, but doesn't count towards for series tally.
Wagga's nine-race program kicks off at 6.02pm with the first of the World Driving Championship heats at 6.35pm.
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