Grand Praire Stompede Chuckwagon – Final Results

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2019 Grande Prairie Stompede – Grande Prairie, Alberta

It was great racetrack and a highly anticipated final day at the Grande Prairie Stompede with $25,000.00 and the 2019 Grande Prairie Stompede Championship on the line. In what was truly an exciting chuckwagon race, Luke Tournier – driving the Barrack Energy Services Outfit, and along with outriders Chance Flad and Quaid Tournier, captured the first show of the 2019 WPCA race season.

In what was a brilliantly driven chuckwagon race, Tournier captured the Grande Prairie crown with a penalty free run of 1:16:66 after coming off of barrel position number 1 in the championship death final. Kurt Bensmiller from barrel position number 2 placed second in the heat, 15 one-hundredths of a second behind the winner Tournier. Codey McCurrach finished in third place from barrel position number 3, followed by Vern Nolin who settled for fourth place in the heat from barrel number 4. All four drivers raced penalty free.

As far as day results go, Mike Vigen had the fast time on the night with a 1:16.28. 2019 Grande Prairie Champion Luke Tournier had the second fastest time on the night, with Evan Salmond, Kurt Bensmiller and Darcy Flad filling out the top five on the final night.

The WPCA Pro Tour presented will move on to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the running of the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races presented by Dakota Dunes Casino starting on Thursday, June 6 and running through to Sunday, June 9, 2019. Kurt Bensmiller is the defending champion, and live coverage can be heard starting Thursday night, June 8, 2019 at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, and 7:000pm Mountain time on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147 Satellite Radio, Country 99 in Bonnyville, and Real Country 910 starting at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, 7:30pm Mountain Time.

Billy Melville

Barrack Energy Services
Luke Tournier  – Driver
Chance Flad, Quaid Tournier – Outriders
Championship Final Heat (By Barrel Selection)
1 Luke Tournier Barrack Energy Services Total Time
2 Kurt Bensmiller Trans Peace Construction 1:16.66
3 Codey McCurrach Friends of McCurracing 1:16.81
4 Vern Nolin Crowbourne Capital Corp. 1:17.34
Day 5 Results 
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Mike Vigen Sundown Oilfield 1:16.28
2 Luke Tournier Barrack Energy Services 1:16.66
3 Evan Salmond Rentco Equipment Ltd. 1:16.80
4 Kurt Bensmiller Trans Peace Construction 1:16.81
5 Darcy Flad Ken Sargent GMC Buick 1:16.89
6 Jason Glass Birchcliff Energy 1:16.92
7 Kirk Sutherland Daler Pressure Services/Hitch’em Oilfield Hauling 1:16.97
8 Mitch Sutherland Subsurface 1:17.17
9 Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. 1:17.30
10 Codey McCurrach Friends of McCurracing 1:17.34
11 Mark Sutherland Friends of Sutherland Racing / Brand USA 1:17.56
12 Jordie Fike H & M Meats 1:17.59
13 Chad Harden Kubota 1:17.68
14 Layne MacGillivray Cascade Energy 1:17.74
15 Logan Gorst Happy Trails RV 1:17.81
16 Doug Irvine Fusion Oilfield Solutions 1:17.84
17 Chanse Vigen Nauticol 1:17.96
18 Ross Knight Chrome Diesel Repair and Diehard Fluid Pump 1:18.30
19 Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport 1:18.34
20 Troy Dorchester Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd. 1:18.43
21 John Walters Pidherney’s 1:18.61
22 Cody Ridsdale Catwauk Compression 1:18.71
23 Chad Fike CIMS 1:18.84
24 Wade Salmond Vold Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. 1:18.91
25 Vern Nolin Crowbourne Capital Corp. 1:19.27
26 Chance Flad Control Tech 1:19.46
27 Troy Flad Red Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd. 1:19.53
28 Josh Hrynyk Grassroots Realty Group 1:20.19
29 Kelly Morin Tire Pro Inc. 1:20.20
30 Roger Moore Red Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd. 1:20.65
31 Bob Van Eaton Odyssey House 1:20.70
32 Roy Romanow Keddie’s Tack & Western Wear 1:21.70
33 Curtis Morin Dwight’s Trenching 1:22.67
34 Obrey Motowylo Nexsource Power Inc. 1:23.11
35 Blaid Flad Compass Access Solutions 1:24.42
36 Layne Flad Sexsmith Used Farm Parts 1:30.70

Courtesy of the WPCA



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