Day 2 WPCA Highlights From Grande Prairie

World Professional Chuckwagon AssociationBilly Melville @billymelville
Day One: May 28, 2015

Night 2 of the Grande Prairie Stompede is in the books. Weather conditions were slightly warmer than on opening night under partly cloudy skies, and racetrack conditions were much improved. When the night finished, it was former Calgary Stampede Champion Chad Harden who ended up with the top time of the race meet so far with a penalty free run of 1:15.90.

Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 5, Harden, driving the Image Distributors outfit placed first overall for the day by a huge 1.23 seconds over Jordie Fike who settled for 2nd overall for the night. Rick Fraser placed third, Obrey Motowylo was fourth, Rick Fraser was fourth and Codey McCurrach rounded out the top five on opening night.

After 2 runs, Chad Harden leads the overall aggregate with a 2 run total of 2:36.19. He sits 1.15 seconds ahead of Rick Fraser in second place overall with Obrey Motowylo and day 1 winner Evan Salmond making out the top 4 overall after 2 runs. Kurt Bensmiller is in 5th place overall, 55 one-hundredths of a second out of fourth place.

The Grande Prairie Stompede is also the first leg of the Sierra Cup series presented by GMC. The top wagon in the aggregate after Saturday’s run will receive the Ralph Vigen Memorial Award. The top 4 drivers in the aggregate after Saturday night will go into the championship final heat on Sunday where the winner will receive a $25,000.00 winner’s cheque, a new GMC Truck, and the Grande Prairie Stompede Championship.

Day three of the Grande Prairie Stompede can be heard live Friday night, May 29, 2015 on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 80 or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville starting at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, 7:30pm Mountain Time.

 

Day 2 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Chad Harden Image Distributors 1:15.90
2 Jordie Fike H & M Meats 1:17.13
3 Rick Fraser Direct Horizontal Drilling 1:17.40
4 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:17.57
5 Codey McCurrach Sirius Instrumentation and Controls Inc. 1:18.07
6 John Walters RT Rentals 1:18.17
7 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 1:18.19
8 Darcy Flad Strad Energy Services 1:18.21
9/10 Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. 1:18.78
9/10 Kurt Bensmiller Tsuu T’ina Nation 1:18.78
11 Jerry Bremner Birchcliff Energy Ltd. 1:18.81
12 Evan Salmond Debolt Contracting 1:18.86
13 Luke Tournier Barrick Energy Inc. 1:18.93
14 Barry Hodgson Roadtrek 1:19.06
15 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. 1:19.63
16 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:20.15
17 Kelly Sutherland Tervita 1:20.16
18 Ross Knight Initial Industries Ltd. 1:20.26
19 Troy Flad Sexsmith Used Farm Parts 1:20.31
20 Tyson Graham Maximum Tank Truck Svc Ltd 1:20.51
21 Jim Knight Vertical Building Solutions 1:20.86
22 Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. 1:20.92
23 Cody Ridsdale Triple K Oilfield Services 1:21.02
24 Chad Fike Jimbob Rentals 2000 Ltd. 1:21.28
25 Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. 1:22.00
26 Chanse Vigen Troyer Ventures 1:22.01
27 Mike Vigen Keddies Tack & Western Wear 1:22.09
28 Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport 1:22.47
29 Jess Willard Red Oak Industrial Rentals 1:23.12
30 Jason Glass Red Oak Industrial Rentals 1:23.72
31 Layne MacGillivray ATB Financial 1:23.88
32 Mitch Sutherland Ken Sargent GMC Buick 1:24.76
33 Cliff Cunningham MDJ Oilfield Service Inc. 1:25.50
34 Mark Sutherland Pomeroy Lodging 1:25.86
35 Colt Cosgrave Sundown Oilfield Services N.T
36 Logan Gorst River Stone Golf Course N.T
     
     
2 Day Aggregate Standings  
Rank Driver Sponsor 2 Day Total
1 Chad Harden Image Distributors 2:36.19
2 Rick Fraser Direct Horizontal Drilling 2:37.34
3 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 2:37.50
4 Evan Salmond Debolt Contracting 2:37.90
5 Kurt Bensmiller Tsuu T’ina Nation 2:38.45
6 Darcy Flad Strad Energy Services 2:38.63
7 Jerry Bremner Birchcliff Energy Ltd. 2:39.58
8 John Walters RT Rentals 2:39.72
9 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 2:39.85
10 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 2:40.83
11 Ross Knight Initial Industries Ltd. 2:40.92
12 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. 2:41.44
13 Barry Hodgson Roadtrek 2:41.51
14 Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. 2:41.74
15 Kelly Sutherland Tervita 2:42.09
16 Luke Tournier Barrick Energy Inc. 2:42.90
17 Tyson Graham Maximum Tank Truck Svc Ltd 2:43.01
18 Troy Flad Sexsmith Used Farm Parts 2:43.47
19 Cody Ridsdale Triple K Oilfield Services 2:43.75
20 Chanse Vigen Troyer Ventures 2:43.94
21 Jordie Fike H & M Meats 2:44.03
22 Layne MacGillivray ATB Financial 2:44.30
23 Mike Vigen Keddies Tack & Western Wear 2:44.98
24 Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport 2:45.09
25 Chad Fike Jimbob Rentals 2000 Ltd. 2:45.16
26 Jason Glass Red Oak Industrial Rentals 2:45.19
27 Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. 2:45.20
28 Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. 2:45.46
29 Jim Knight Vertical Building Solutions 2:46.24
30 Jess Willard Red Oak Industrial Rentals 2:46.82
31 Cliff Cunningham MDJ Oilfield Service Inc. 2:47.29
32 Mark Sutherland Pomeroy Lodging 2:48.38
33 Mitch Sutherland Ken Sargent GMC Buick 2:48.56
34 Codey McCurrach Enerplus Corporation 2:53.43
35/36 Colt Cosgrave Sundown Oilfield Services N.T
35/36 Logan Gorst River Stone Golf Course N.T

 

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