The Chucks: Day 1 – Medicine Hat Stampede

June 9, 2011

After one weekend off, the WPCA Dodge Pro Tour resumed on Thursday night with the running of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Track conditions were perfect and the races were run under sunny skies and a very warm 22°C.

Jason Glass came into this year’s event as the defending Medicine Hat champion, but it was Grant Profit who opened up the show with the top time of 1:00.75. Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 11, Profit, driving the Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. outfit placed first overall for the day by 24 one-hundreds of a second over Rae Croteau Jr. who placed 2nd overall for the night. Mark Sutherland, Rick Fraser and Obrey Motowylo rounded out the top 5 for the night.

The top 3 drivers in the aggregate after Saturday night will go into Sunday’s sudden death championship final heat. Winner of the sudden death final wins the 2011 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Championship.

Night 2 of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede can be heard live on Friday, June 10 at 6:45pm on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.

Billy Melville

Day 1 Results Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. 1:00.75
2 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 1:00.99
3 Mark Sutherland FOCUS Surveyors 1:01.08
4 Rick Fraser Hellfires Suppression Services 1:01.18
5 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:01.57
6 Tim Haroldson Davis Buick GMC 1:01.70
7 Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV 1:01.78
8 Chad Harden Image Distributors 1:02.08
9 Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. 1:02.10
10 Layne MacGilIivray Jacar Energy Services 1:02.33

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