Whatever happens today in the final two races of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, Hong Kong's Darryl O'Young knows everything is looking up for him. A good performance in yesterday's final qualifying session before the first of two races today, in which he is competing for the Independents' Trophy title; a confirmed factory-backed seat at next weekend's prestigious DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) championship in Shanghai; and money raised for the Make A Wish Foundation charity have made it a week to remember for Hong Kong's top driver. 'If I can win the Independents' Trophy, that would be amazing - the real icing on the cake,' said O'Young. 'It's all down to who is going to survive and who has the luck.' So far, O'Young has proved that he can hold his own on the tricky Guia circuit, finishing ninth in qualifying after holding down fifth place at one stage. 'We ran out of tyres,' O'Young said. 'We were on good pace for the race. Unfortunately, we didn't have the tyres to have a real go at it, otherwise we could have started fifth on the grid. We have two races to go and I really want to get a good result in the first round so I will be well placed for the final race of the series.' O'Young's ninth place in qualifying gave him one precious point as the battle for the Independents' Trophy hots up. His nearest rival, championship leader Sergio Hernandez of Spain, didn't fare as well, finishing 15th in the session. 'I am now 20 points behind in the championship race [in second place overall]. It's going to be an interesting end to the series,' he said. With another 43 points up for grabs today, O'Young is in a good position to wrest the Independents' Trophy crown in his debut season. 'I know Hernandez will also be fighting hard for the title but I am going to drive my own race and not worry about him. I'm going to stay focused. Anything can happen during the race. I hope to drive a good, clean race,' said the Canadian-born driver, who competes for Britain-based Bamboo Engineering and will be behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Lacetti. O'Young has a good track record in Macau, having won three times on the Guia circuit - twice in the Carrera Cup Asia races (2005 and 2007) and once in the Macau GT Cup in 2008. Hernandez has never won in Macau. He also confirmed that he had picked up a one-off ride for next weekend's DTM championship in the last round of the series. 'It's an amazing opportunity for me because the DTM is considered one of the best in the world as far as GT touring cars are concerned. I'll be driving an Audi. It's probably one of my biggest achievements in getting a ride to race in it.' Off the track, O'Young has been a success, too. He helped raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation at a fund-raising event at the MGM Grand on Friday night. He said he hoped more than HK$100,000 would be raised for the charity. 'We will be bringing in 20 kids from the foundation and they will watch my races. There will be a big crowd, including my own supporters, family and friends. We all want a good result,' he said.