DAY 5 SEES CHANSE VIGEN RELAIM THE LEAD AT THE 2023 CALGARY STAMPEDE COWBOY’S RANGELAND DERBY

As we hit the mid-point of the 2023 Cowboy’s Rangeland Derby, day 5 was one of the most exciting days of racing at the Calgary Stampede. Weather and racetrack conditions were absolutely perfect, and close finishes were the order of the evening.  By the time the Tuesday night was complete, Chanse Vigen, driving the KMA Construction Inc. outfit, won his second day money in five runs with a very rapid 1:10.42.

From barrel number 3 in the 9th heat,  Vigen was the top wagon on the night by nearly a full second over Chad Fike who also had a tremendous run, but had to settle for second place on the night. For the second consecutive night Kurt Bensmiller had the third best time on the night, with Darcy Flad and Layne MacGillivray rounding out the top five on the night.

The day money run has put Chanse Vigen back on top of the overall aggregate standings with a five-run total of 5:57.45. That puts him just one-tenth of a second ahead of Kurt Bensmiller with Layne MacGillivray now moving up into that ever so important top three. Rae Croteau Jr. and Mark Sutherland round out the top five after five nights of competition.

The top 3 in the aggregate after Saturday, July 15, 2023, will go into the championship final heat. The winner of the championship final heat will be declared the 2023 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion.

Live coverage of day 6 of the 2022 Cowboy’s Rangeland Derby can be heard Wednesday night, July 12, 2023 on WPCA Radio starting 7:45pm Mountain time on Real Country 910am and can be seen on Sportsnet One starting at 8:30pm local time. Check your local listings.

Day 5 Results

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

Total Time

1

Chanse Vigen

KMA Construction Inc.

1:10.42

2

Chad Fike

Summit Fleet

1:11.37

3

Kurt Bensmiller

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

1:11.55

4

Darcy Flad

The Broda Group

1:11.81

5

Layne MacGillivray

Spray Lake Sawmills

1:11.99

6

Preston Faithful

Natural Law Red Nation Oil & Gas

1:12.17

7

Vern Nolin

C&B Advertising

1:12.37

8

Rae Croteau Jr.

Custom Truck Capital

1:12.53

9

Mitch Sutherland

Green Swan Hydration

1:12.57

10

Mark Sutherland

SRP Projects Ltd.

1:12.61

11

Ross Knight

The MobSquad

1:12.78

12

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

1:13.02

13

Jamie Laboucane

Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd.

1:13.12

14

Kirk Sutherland

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

1:13.32

15

Kris Molle

Graf Mechanical Ltd.

1:13.53

16

Dallas Dyck

Northback

1:13.67

17

Danny Ringuette

United Rentals

1:13.70

18

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:13.74

19

Doug Irvine

VisitLethbridge.com

1:13.85

20

Jordie Fike

Tronic Data Inc.

1:13.93

21

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Investment & Business Centre

1:13.99

22

Troy Dorchester

Alberta Boot Company

1:14.27

23

Chance Bensmiller

EllisDon

1:14.48

24

Todd Baptiste

Alberta Boot Company

1:14.85

25

Obrey Motowylo

Fluor Canada Ltd.

1:17.14

26

Wade Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:17.22

27

Codey McCurrach

PCL Construction

1:17.50

       
       
       

5 Day Aggregate Standings

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

5 Day Total

1

Chanse Vigen

KMA Construction Inc.

5:57.45

2

Kurt Bensmiller

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

5:57.55

3

Layne MacGillivray

Spray Lake Sawmills

5:59.35

4

Rae Croteau Jr.

Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd.

6:00.23

5

Mark Sutherland

Friends of Sutherland Racing

6:02.06

6

Kris Molle

Graf Mechanical Ltd.

6:02.33

7

Ross Knight

The MobSquad

6:02.59

8

Jamie Laboucane

Cowboys Music Festival

6:03.11

9

Darcy Flad

The CanWagon

6:03.24

10

Chad Fike

Summit Fleet

6:03.38

11

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

6:03.79

12

Obrey Motowylo

Buckle Vodka

6:04.34

13

Mitch Sutherland

Cross Country Canada Supplies and Rentals

6:04.66

14

Vern Nolin

Semera

6:05.38

15

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

6:06.11

16

Danny Ringuette

The Brakeman Foundation

6:06.14

17

Troy Dorchester

Cam Clark Ford

6:06.83

18

Codey McCurrach

PCL & Partners

6:07.43

19

Wade Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

6:08.09

20

Kirk Sutherland

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

6:08.14

21

Doug Irvine

VisitLethbridge.com

6:09.88

22

Preston Faithful

Natural Law X

6:11.26

23

Jordie Fike

Tronic Data Inc.

6:13.04

24

Chance Bensmiller

EllisDon

6:14.64

25

Dallas Dyck

Northback

6:16.01

26

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Investment & Business Centre

6:19.42

27

Todd Baptiste

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

6:19.57

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