JAMIE LABOUCANE OPENS UP THE BATTLE OF THE FOOTHILLS WITH THE TOP TIME

After a successful run at the Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby, the WPCA Pro Tour resumed in the Town of High River for the first of two consecutive weekends at the Battle of the Foothills. It was a hot summer night and despite some pre race rain, chuckwagon fans were treated to ideal weather and racetrack conditions and ten heats of the best of professional chuckwagon racing. When the sun settled on High River, Jamie Laboucane emerged as the day money winner with a penalty free run of 1:19.20.

Coming off barrel number 3 in the 9th heat, Laboucane – driving the Davco Industrial Construction Services outfit – placed first on the night by 7 tenths of a second over Kurt Bensmiller to win the day money. Kris Molle placed third, with Evan Salmond and Brad McMann rounding out the top five for the night.

The top 8 in the aggregate after next Friday night’s run will go into the two semi-final round on Saturday night. The top 4 times from the semi-final round on July 28 will go into the Championship Final Heat where the winner will take home the 2023 Battle of the Foothills Championship.

Day 2 from the Battle of the Foothills in High River can be heard live on Saturday night, July 22, 2023 starting at 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT on Real Country 910am.

Day 1 Results

   

 

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

Total Time

1

Jamie Laboucane

Davco Industrial Construction Services

1:19.20

 

2

Kurt Bensmiller

AIC Construction Ltd.

1:19.90

 

3

Kris Molle

Ridgeline Electrical Services Ltd.

1:19.96

 

4

Brad McMann

Niemans Drilling and Sons Ltd.

1:20.28

 

5

Chad Fike

Sprung Structures

1:20.64

 

6

Tuff Dreger

Manteo and TECHTHINK Solutions

1:20.72

 

7

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

1:20.91

 

8

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:20.98

 

9

Chance Flad

Aspen Crossing

1:21.03

 

10

Chance Thomson

Edmonton Custom Packers

1:21.28

 

11

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Business & Investment Centre

1:21.61

 

12

Kirk Sutherland

Laycraft farms

1:21.66

 

13

Josh Hrynyk

Carmens Bigway Foods

1:21.67

 

13

Dayton Sutherland

Brandell Diesel Inc.

1:21.67

 

15

Wade Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:21.73

 

16

Derek Aebly

Jag Flocomponents LLP

1:21.74

 

17

Dustin Gorst

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

1:21.85

 

18

Chanse Vigen

Bow Slope Shipping Association 

1:21.86

 

19

Mitch Sutherland (Wagon #2)

Canyon Rigging

1:21.99

 

20

Gage Flad

Darcy Powlik REMAX Real Estate

1:22.15

 

21

Layne Flad

Absolute Landscapes Ltd.

1:22.24

 

22

Dean Dreger

Reinhart Oilfield Services Ltd.

1:22.34

 

23

Darcy Flad

Rimrock Feeders

1:22.35

 

24

Evan Magee

Friends of the Foothills

1:22.44

 

25

Chance Bensmiller

Calgary Landscape Supplies

1:22.49

 

26

Cruise Bensmiller

CDM Mechanical Ltd.

1:22.52

 

27

Jordie Fike

Shawne Excavating & Trucking Ltd.

1:22.71

 

28

Doug Irvine

Ensteel Industries Ltd.

1:22.80

 

29

Dayton Sutherland (Wagon #2)

Black Diamond Drywall Ltd.

1:22.92

 

30

Chanse Vigen (Wagon #2)

Buckle Vodka

1:23.19

 

31

Troy Flad

Mr. Fireplace

1:23.39

 

32

Ross Knight

John Barlow MP – Foothills Conservative Association

1:23.62

 

33

Troy Dorchester

PureChem Services

1:23.63

 

34

Mitch Sutherland

Canyon Rigging

1:24.68

 

35

Layne MacGillivray

McLean Contracting Inc.

1:26.00

 

36

Obrey Motowylo

The Co-operators – Crawford Insurance Group Ltd.

1:26.42

 

37

Rae Croteau Jr.

Highwood Distillers Ltd.

1:26.99

 

38

Todd McCracken

Silvertip Oilfield Services Inc.

1:28.05

 

39

Kelly Morin

Alliance Heavy Industries & Biollo Farms

1:30.19

 

40

Roy Romanow

Friends of Romanow Racing

1:32.88

 

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