2021 Battle of the Foothills Final Results – High River, Alberta, Canada

Photo by Shellie Scott Photography

In a highly anticipated $30,000.00 Championship final heat at the Battle of the Foothills in High River. Chanse Vigen, Evan Salmond, Vern Nolin and Layne MacGillivray survived the semi-final round and would run for the championship at one of chuckwagon racing’s most prestigious events on the WPCA Pro Tour. On one of the most exciting race nights of the year, Chanse Vigen – driving the Mavericks Chuckwagon Team/Brandell Diesel Inc outfit, and along with outriders Rory Armstrong and Ryan McNeill collected the first-place winner’s cheque and the 2021 Battle of the Foothills Championship.

Vigen captured the Battle of the Foothills crown with a penalty free run of 1:15.59 from the outside barrel position number 4. Layne MacGillivray was second from barrel position number 3, 1.03 seconds behind the champion Chanse Vigen, with Vern Nolin who placed third from barrel position number 2. Evan Salmond, who selected barrel position number 1, had the second fastest running time in the heat, but barrel penalties pushed him back to fourth place in the Championship Final.  

On the day results go, Chanse Vigen’s championship run also grabbed the day money after posting the fast time of the entire sheet with a 1:15.59 from barrel number four in the Championship Final Heat. Layne MacGillivray placed second, Kurt Bensmiller placing third, with Layne Flad and  Chad Fike filling out the top five on the night.

The WPCA Pro Tour will now move onto Strathmore, Alberta for the Strathmore Stampede starting Friday, July 30, 2021. Live action can be heard starting on Friday at 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147 Satellite Radio,

Billy Melville

2021  Battle of the Foothills Champions
The Mavericks Chuckwagon Team/Brandell Diesel Inc
Chanse Vigen – Driver
Rory Armstrong, Ryan McNeill – Outriders
Championship Final Heat (By Barrel Selection)Total Time
1Evan Salmond (Wagon #2)J Vair Anderson Jewellers1:31.13
2Vern NolinSTEP Energy Services1:17.96
3Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills1:16.62
4Chanse Vigen (Wagon #2)The Mavericks Chuckwagon Team/Brandell Diesel Inc1:15.59
Day 6 Results 
RankDriverSponsorTotal Time
1Chanse Vigen (Wagon #2)The Mavericks Chuckwagon Team1:15.59
2Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills1:16.62
3Kurt BensmillerHard Knox Brewery1:17.26
4Layne FladAbsolute Lanscapes1:17.59
5Chad Fike (Wagon #2)La Capitale Insurance1:17.61
6Kirk Sutherland Ghostpine Environmental Services1:17.70
7Vern NolinSTEP Energy Services1:17.96
8John WaltersPidherneys1:18.21
9Doug IrvineEnsteel Industries1:18.25
10Chance FladAspen Crossing1:18.34
11Kurt Bensmiller (Wagon #2)Irvine’s Tack & Western Wear1:18.40
12Josh HrynykBreakaway Energy Services1:18.52
13Dayton SutherlandCDM Mechanical1:18.53
14Obrey MotowyloCo-operators Insurance High River1:18.83
15Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.1:19.13
16Evan SalmondMundle Anchors / R U Grounded1:19.15
17Kris Molle Ridgeline Electrical Services1:19.18
18Kirk Sutherland (Wagon #2)Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience1:19.29
19Jordie Fike Shawne Excavating1:19.37
20Cody RidsdaleKnelson Sand & Gravel1:19.44
21Chance ThomsonRemi’s Mechanical1:19.52
22Wade SalmondOmega 2000 Cribbing Inc.1:19.66
23Chanse VigenBrandell Diesel1:19.73
24Doug Irvine (Wagon #2)Ensteel Industries1:19.81
25Darcy FladJohn Barlow, MP – Foothills1:20.00
26Colin LefleyOle Smokes Coffee1:21.45
27Jordie Fike (Wagon #2)Team JW1:21.94
28Kris Molle (Wagon #2)Glacier Water1:21.94
29Dayton Sutherland (Wagon #2)Black Diamond Drywall1:22.01
30Derek AeblyHorizon Hauling1:22.40
31Cody Ridsdale (Wagon #2)White Bull Clothing1:22.93
32Tuff DregerKLS Earthworks & Environmental1:23.11
33Mitch SutherlandNorthwest Crane1:23.33
34Dustin Gorst#notmycity1:23.49
35Dean DregerNorthern Mat and Bridge1:24.12
36Chance Flad (Wagon #2)ControlTech1:25.46
37Chad FikeCDI International1:26.31
38Roy RomanowWard Tirecraft – High River1:28.97
39Evan Salmond (Wagon #2)J Vair Anderson Jewellers1:31.13
40Chance BensmillerEagle Well Servicing1:40.81

July 25, 2021 – More Information Available at www.halfmileofhell.com




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