Day 1 Results – 2023 WPCA Battle of the Rockies

August 17, 2023 – More Information Available at www.halfmileofhell.com

 

2023 Battle of the Rockies – Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

 

It was a perfect evening at the 2023 WPCA Pro Tour stop at the Battle of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where Roger Moore came into this year’s event as the defending champion. It’s the last chance for the drivers to try and make the top twelve for a chance to qualify for the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Winner’s Zone Playoff Round.

 

On the day it was Wade Salmond, driving the Pidherney’s outfit, who posted the fast time of the night with a 1:13.79. Coming off barrel 4 in heat number 8 of the evening, Wade Salmond had the fast time of the night by 93 one-hundredths of a second over his brother Evan Salmond in the evening’s sibling rivalry. Chanse Vigen was third, Chad Fike was fourth, with Mitch Sutherland grabbing fifth place on the evening. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Sunday’s run will take home the 2023 Battle of the Rockies Championship.

 

Day 2 of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta can be heard live Friday night on, August 18, 2023 starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central and 7:00pm Mountain Time. on Real Country 910.

 

Billy Melville

 

 

Day 1 Results

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

Total Time

1

Wade Salmond

Pidherney’s

1:13.79

2

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:14.72

3

Chanse Vigen

Terrafirma Resources

1:14.78

4

Chad Fike

TOMCO Group of Companies

1:14.79

5

Mitch Sutherland

Edwards Garage – Chevrolet, GMC and Buick

1:15.17

6

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

1:15.32

7

Roger Moore

Red Deer Lock & Safe Ltd.

1:15.44

8

Ross Knight

Henry’s Western Wear

1:15.45

9

Layne MacGillivray

Rocky Mountain Hydraulic & Bearing Inc./GT Hydraulic & Bearing Inc.

1:15.46

10

Evan Magee

FluidPRO Oilfield Services Ltd.

1:15.50

11

Darcy Flad

Kelts Transport Ltd. 

1:15.72

12

Jordie Fike

XACT Pressure Services

1:15.93

13

Josh Hrynyk

Shel-Bar Electronic Industries Ltd

1:16.00

14

Kurt Bensmiller

Versatile Energy Services Ltd.

1:16.08

15

Obrey Motowylo

Topline Oilfield Hauling Ltd.

1:16.20

16

Derek Aebly

Jag Flocomponents LLP

1:16.22

17

Dayton Sutherland

Double H Machine Shop Ltd.

1:16.34

18

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Business & Investment Centre

1:16.46

19

Troy Dorchester

Eldorado Pressure Services Ltd.

1:16.53

20

Troy Flad

Mr. Fireplace

1:16.62

21

Todd McCracken

Obsidian Energy Ltd.

1:16.71

21

Tuff Dreger

Pomeroy Inn & Suites

1:16.71

23

Rae Croteau Jr.

Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd.

1:16.71

24

Jamie Laboucane

Davco Industrial Construction Services

1:16.79

25

Gage Flad

Battle of the Rockies

1:16.96

26

Doug Irvine

Redline Athletics

1:16.98

27

Kirk Sutherland

Morskate Manufacturing

1:17.09

28

Chance Flad

Aspen Crossing

1:17.77

29

Dustin Gorst

BrokerLink

1:17.86

30

Kris Molle

Hayshakers Bobcat Services Ltd.

1:17.87

31

Brad McMann

Optimum Equipment Solutions

1:18.10

32

Dean Dreger

Reinhart Oilfield Services Ltd.

1:18.31

33

Layne Flad

Sniper Services

1:19.62

34

Kelly Morin

Mud Creek Medics Ltd.

1:20.17

35

Roy Romanow

Alberta Veterinary Center

1:20.30

36

Chance Bensmiller

DEL Construction

1:23.70

37

Cruise Bensmiller

Excel Projects Ltd.

1:30.36

38

Chance Thomson

Nelson Bros Oilfield Services Ltd.

1:36.21

 

WPCA Elite Team Series Standings

GP

PON

STR

RMH

CD

   

Team GP

             

Kirk Sutherland

108

120

39

8

     

Dean Dreger

84

127

93.5

7

     

Dayton Sutherland

111

101

127

22

     

Derek Aebly

99.5

75

49.5

23

     

Total

402.5

423

309

60

0

1194.5

 
               

Team Ponoka

             

Obrey Motowylo

184

181

139

24

     

Troy Dorchester

115

110

52

20

     

Wade Salmond

111

186.5

117.5

38

     

Cruise Bensmiller

126

133.5

88

2

     

Total

536

611

396.5

84

0

1627.5

 
               

Team Strathmore

             

Chad Fike

195

172.5

152

35

     

Kris Molle

137

186

63.5

9

     

Jason Glass

216

179

148

33

     

Chance Bensmiller

150

82.5

77

3

     

Total

698

620

440.5

80

0

1838.5

 

Team Rocky

             

Rae Croteau Jr.

172

161

127.5

17

     

Doug Irvine

145

100

80

13

     

Chance Flad

101

146.5

108

11

     

Ross Knight

208.5

185

166

31

     

Total

626.5

592.5

481.5

72

0

1772.5

 
               

Team Century

             

Dustin Gorst

156.5

100

44

10

     

Layne MacGillivray

145

230.5

81

30

     

Jordie Fike

115

79

84

27

     

Chanse Vigen

238.5

252

98

36

     

Total

655

661.5

307

103

0

1726.5

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