Day 4 of the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby was run on a muddy racetrack, but temperature wise it was a very comfortable 21°C. For the second time in four nights, Rick Fraser, driving the Heninger Toyota-Scion/ Chickwagon! Foundation outfit, posted the fast time on the night with a 1:19.09.
Coming off barrel number 1 in heat number 5, Fraser won top money for the night by 80 one-hundreds of a second over three-time Calgary finalist Reg Johnstone. Defending champion Kelly Sutherland placed third, followed by Jerry Bremner and Wayne Knight.
Rick Fraser continues to increase his lead the overall aggregate standings with a 4 day combined time of 5:09.79. That puts him 2.89 seconds ahead of Obrey Motowylo and Reg Johnstone who are currently splitting second and third, followed by Jerry Bremner and Mark Sutherland..
The aggregate winner will be declared after 8 nights on Friday, July 15, and the top 8 in the aggregate on that day will go into “Semi Final Saturday.” The top 4 times from heats 8 and 9 on semi final Saturday on July 16 will go into the sudden death championship final heat. The winner of the final heat will be declared the 2011 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion.
Day 5 from the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby can be heard live on Saturday, July 12 at 6:15pm on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek, 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville. 96.6 CKFM out of Olds.
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Day 4 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Rick Fraser Heninger Toyota-Scion/ Chickwagon! Foundation 1:19.09
2 Reg Johnstone ATB Financial 1:19.89
3 Kelly Sutherland YaYa Calgary.com 1:19.93
4 Jerry Bremner Standard Resources Fund 1:20.32
5 Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals 1:20.36
6 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:20.46
7 Troy Dorchester Country Club of the Hamptons 1:20.48
8/9 Logan Gorst RE/MAX Realtors of Calgary & Surounding Area 1:20.89
8/9 Mark Sutherland The Cowboys Posse 1:20.89
10 Vern Nolin SNC – Lavalin Inc. 1:20.91