Battle of the North – Dawson Creek, B.C. – Final
World Professional Chuckwagon Association – WPCA Dodge Pro Tour
August 15, 2010 – More information available at www.halfmileofhell.com
The 2010 Battle of the North Championship wrapped up on a beautiful Sunday evening in Dawson Creek, B.C., and Kelly Sutherland, driving the Borek Construction Ltd. outfit, and along with outriders Reo King and Chanse Vigen, captured the championship and the Cascade Services $10,000.00 first place prize. It was a record tying 5th time that Kelly Sutherland has won the Dawson Creek title.
Sutherland won the sudden death final with a penalty free run of 1:15.21 from barrel position number 2, 1.5 seconds faster than Jason Glass who placed 2nd from barrel position number 3, followed by Jerry Bremner who placed 3rd from barrel position number 4, with Colt Cosgrave finishing 4th from barrel position number 1. Cosgrave crossed the finish line in 2nd place, but a 5 second penalty dropped him to 4th in Sunday’s final. Earlier in the night Sutherland also received the Kenn Borek Memorial Award for Most Sportsmanlike Driver.
As far as the day results go, Obrey Motowylo, driving the H & E Oilfield Services Outfit, won the day money after establishing a new track record with a 1:13.80. Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 4, Motowylo beat the old mark of 1:14.36 set by Jason Glass in 2008 by 56 one hundreds of a second, and placed first overall for the day by just 12 one-hundreds of a second of a second over Grant Profit who placed 2nd for the day. Rick Fraser, Reg Johnstone and Kirk Sutherland rounded out the top 5 for the night.
The WPCA Dodge Pro Tour now moves onto Rocky Mountain House for the inaugural Battle of the Rockies Championship starting Thursday, August 19 and running through to Sunday, August 22. Racing will go Thursday through Saturday evenings starting at 7:00 pm with Sunday’s finals starting at 2:00 pm. Live radio coverage of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta can be heard starting at 6:45 pm Thursday through Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:45 pm on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.
2010 BATTLE OF THE NORTH CHAMPIONS
Borek Construction Ltd.
Kelly Sutherland – Driver
Reo King, Chanse Vigen – Outriders
Sudden Death Championship Final Heat For The 2010 Battle of the North Championship (By Barrel Draw)
1 Colt Cosgrave – High River Autoplex & RV
2 Kelly Sutherland – Borek Construction Ltd.
3 Jason Glass – Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
4 Jerry Bremner – Tiggo Transport Ltd.
Kenn Borek Memorial Award (Most Sportsmanlike Driver)