Day 9 Results of the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby

There was a lot on the line on night number nine of the Cowboys Rangeland Derby. It was a tremendous evening of racing both weather wise and excitement wise, and after nine days of competitive chuckwagon racing, the championship final heat for the 2022 Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby Championship has now been set as Layne MacGillivray, Kurt Bensmiller and Kris Molle will make up the 2022 championship final heat. 

Layne MacGillivray qualified for Sunday’s Championship Final in first place overall after recording the fastest aggregate time over nine night with a 11:03.62. Kurt Bensmiller qualified in second place overall with a nine day aggregate time of 11:04.03, and Kris Molle snuck into third place overall with a nine day total of 11:09.98.

Outrider penalties proved costly to Obrey Motowylo who was the odd man out, 1.34 seconds out of a spot in Sunday’s final, with Doug Irvine rounding out the top five overall. Darcy Flad, who was sitting in third place overall at the start of the day, received a no-time thus eliminating him from Sunday’s final. It will be the first time that both MacGillivray and Molle will compete in the Cowboys Rangeland Derby’s Championship final heat, while Kurt Bensmiller – a four-time champion – will be making his sixth appearance in the championship final heat. The winner of the championship final heat will be declared the 2022 Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby Champion.

As far as the day results go, Chanse Vigen’s Cowboys outfit, won the day money for the second consecutive night and for the third time this week with the top time of the night after posting a 1:12.71 from barrel number one in the ninth heat. That put him 18 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Kris Molle, followed by Kurt Bensmiller, Layne MacGillivray and Vern Nolin who filled out the top five for the night.

Live coverage of the final day of the 2022 Cowboys Rangeland Derby can be seen on Sunday Night, July 17, 2022, on Sportsnet One starting at 8:30pm local time. Check your local listings.

Billy Melville

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HEAT (By Qualification Order)
1Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills
2Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services Ltd.
Day 9 Results 
RankDriverSponsorTotal Time
1Chanse VigenCowboys1:12.71
2Kris MolleVisitLethbridge.com1:12.89
3Doug IrvinePrivate Sale Financing1:13.33
4Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services1:13.60
5Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills1:13.63
6Vern NolinMcCaws Drilling & Blasting Ltd.1:13.90
7Dallas DyckThe Balance Foundation1:14.39
8Todd BaptisteTequila Bandistas1:14.48
8Chad FikeShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick1:14.58
10Troy DorchesterCam Clark Ford1:14.61
11Roger MooreNational Motor Coach1:14.63
12Jordie FikeSummit Fleet1:14.89
13Cody RidsdaleCullum Prefab / Sto Canada / Buttcon West1:14.98
14Danny RinguetteBrakemen Foundation & Zero Hungry Kids1:15.27
15Mitch SutherlandGrains Connect Canada1:15.30
15Codey McCurrachWestern RV Group of Companies Simco Management1:15.31
17Evan SalmondMobSquad1:15.60
18Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy Ltd.1:15.67
19Kirk SutherlandSilverhill Acura1:15.70
20Ross KnightIn Memory of Ted Valentine1:15.74
21Obrey MotowyloBuckle Vodka1:16.42
22Mark SutherlandRenfrew Chrysler1:16.72
23Troy FladBourgault1:16.99
24Kris FlanaganFluor1:17.24
25Chad HardenCC Contract Sales1:17.74
26Chance BensmillerArpis and Partners1:19.03
27Darcy FladEquiPride®N.T
9 Day Aggregate Standings
RankDriverSponsor9 Day Total
1Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills11:03.62
2Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services Ltd.11:04.03
3Kris Mollevisitlethbridge.com11:09.98
4Obrey MotowyloBuckle Premium Vodka11:11.32
5Doug IrvinePrivate Sales Financing11:11.92
6Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.11:13.23
7Chad FikeShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick11:15.77
8Chanse VigenCowboys Casino11:16.90
9Evan SalmondMobSquad11:17.15
10Troy DorchesterCam Clark Auto Group/Smithbilt Hats11:18.74
11Kirk SutherlandSilverhill Acura11:18.74
12Codey McCurrachWestern RV Country11:18.87
13Cody RidsdaleO’Chiese First Nation11:19.38
14Ross KnightThe Kidz Wagon11:19.53
15Dallas DyckThe Balance Foundation11:20.28
16Mark SutherlandCowboys Casino11:21.00
17Jordie FikeSummit Fleet11:21.42
18Danny RinguetteThe Brakeman Foundation11:21.59
19Chance BensmillerPCL Construction Services, Inc.11:22.09
20Roger MooreNational Motor Coach11:27.11
21Todd BaptisteS.O.R.E. Oilfield Services Inc.11:27.75
22Chad HardenCC Contract Sales11:37.65
23Kris FlanaganKV Capital11:37.84
24Mitch SutherlandThe CanWagon11:41.44
25Troy FladFriends of Troy Flad11:45.78
26/27Darcy FladEquiPride® NT
26/27Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy Ltd.NT



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