2022 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Kicks Off

 Calgary, Alberta (July 8 2022) – Stampede 2022 kicked off on Friday night in Calgary with the 98th running of the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby. It was a beautiful evening for racing, running times quick, and the return of chuckwagon racing to the Calgary Stampede in nearly 3 years was welcomed by a large opening night crowd. A few alterations were made to this year’s Rangeland Derby, which meant the old track record of 1:08.75 set by Jason Glass in 2015 is now officially retired, and Darcy Flad, driving the EquiPride® outfit, opened up Stampede 2022 with a new track record run of 1:13.07.

 

Coming off barrel number 3 in the 2nd heat, Flad won the day money by just 7 one-hundredths of a second over former finalist Doug Irvine.  Layne MacGillivray grabbed third place on the night while two more former finalists Chanse Vigen and Todd Baptiste rounded out the top five on opening night. It’s the first time Darcy Flad has won day money at the Calgary Stampede.

 

The top 3 in the aggregate after Saturday, July 16, 2022 will go into the championship final heat. The winner of the championship final heat will be declared the 2022 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion.

 

Live coverage of day 2 of the 2022 GMC Rangeland Derby can be seen on Sportsnet One starting at 8:30pm local time. Check your local listings.

 

Billy Melville

 

 

Day 1 Results

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

Total Time

1

Darcy Flad

EquiPride®

1:13.07

2

Doug Irvine

Private Sales Financing

1:13.14

3

Layne MacGillivray

Spray Lake Sawmills

1:13.41

4

Chanse Vigen

Philip Millar Lawyers PC

1:13.45

5

Todd Baptiste

S.O.R.E. Oilfield Services Inc.

1:13.58

6

Vern Nolin

McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.

1:13.98

7

Chance Bensmiller

Felesky Flynn LLP

1:13.99

8

Codey McCurrach

Western RV Group Of Companies/Simco Management

1:14.15

9

Obrey Motowylo

Shel-Bar Electronic Industries Ltd.

1:14.42

10

Kurt Bensmiller

Versatile Energy Solutions Ltd.

1:14.47

11

Kirk Sutherland

Silverhill Acura

1:14.53

12

Mark Sutherland

Cowboys Casino

1:14.54

13

Dallas Dyck

Friends of the Balance Foundation

1:14.61

14

Chad Fike

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

1:14.62

15

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

1:14.73

16

Cody Ridsdale

Dream Catcher Log Homes

1:14.92

17

Troy Dorchester

Cam Clark Auto Group/Smithbilt Hats

1:15.02

18

Ross Knight

Summit ESP

1:15.07

19

Kris Flanagan

Arminox Canada Inc.

1:15.19

20

Evan Salmond

The Mod Squad

1:15.25

21

Danny Ringuette

The Brakeman Foundation – Genesis Aviation

1:15.40

22

Mitch Sutherland

J.Vair Anderson Jewellers

1:15.64

23

Roger Moore

National Motor Coach

1:16.04

24

Kris Molle

visitlethbridge.com

1:16.91

25

Jordie Fike

Summit Fleet

1:17.40

26

Troy Flad

Quick N Quality Projects Ltd.

1:17.74

27

Chad Harden

A.K Casing & Tubing

1:18.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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