THIRD DAY MONEY RUN OF THE WEEK FOR CHANSE VIGEN AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE COWBOYS RANGELAND DERBY

It was one-hundred years ago today when chuckwagon driver Jack Morton came of the rangeland into Calgary with his rip snorting bunch of cowboys and started the Stampede Breakfasts. One-Hundred years later Chanse Vigen rip snorted around the Calgary racetrack in the Cowboys Rangeland Derby and collected his third first-place cheque on the week with the fast run of night number seven.

Coming off barrel number 1 in the 9th heat, Vigen, driving the Subsurface Construction Corporation outfit won top money by a small 4 one-hundredths of a second over Mark Sutherland after posting the top time of 1;10.93. Darcy Flad had his best run of the week so far placing third, Kurt Bensmiller with his seventh consecutive top-five run was fourth, with Ross Knight filling out the top five on the night.

After seven runs, Kurt Bensmiller is increasing his lead in the overall aggregate standings with each run. Bensmiller’s seven-day total of 8:20.56 is now 3.22 seconds faster than reigning World Champion Layne MacGillivray, while day money winner Chanse Vigen is hanging on to third place overall. Rae Croteau Jr. moved up into fourth place overall , but is 1.34 seconds out of third hole, with 20223 Medicine Hat Stampede Champion Jamie Laboucane making out the top five overall after seven nights.

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 8 of the 2022 Cowboys Rangeland Derby can be heard Friday night, July 13, 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 7 Results

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

Total Time

1

Chanse Vigen

Subsurface Construction Corporation

1:10.93

2

Mark Sutherland

Canadian Fiber Optics

1:10.97

3

Darcy Flad

The CanWagon

1:11.37

4

Kurt Bensmiller

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

1:11.41

5

Ross Knight

The MobSquad

1:11.60

6

Jamie Laboucane

Fortinet Security Solutions

1:11.73

7

Rae Croteau Jr.

Allied Vessel Fabrication

1:11.82

8

Chad Fike

Summit Fleet

1:12.00

9

Preston Faithful

Natural Law X

1:12.06

10

Codey McCurrach

Darby Lee Level Playing Field

1:12.08

11

Layne MacGillivray

Spray Lake Sawmills

1:12.19

12

Obrey Motowylo

Zulu

1:12.21

13

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

1:12.64

13

Kirk Sutherland

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

1:12.64

15

Doug Irvine

VisitLethbridge.com

1:12.90

16

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:13.49

17

Chance Bensmiller

EllisDon

1:13.67

18

Troy Dorchester

Aveva Canada

1:13.80

19

Kris Molle

Graf Mechanical Ltd.

1:14.11

20

Todd Baptiste

Red Pheasant Cree Nation

1:14.58

21

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Investment & Business Centre

1:14.79

22

Jordie Fike

Friction Tool Solutions

1:14.82

23

Wade Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

1:15.44

24

Dallas Dyck

Precision Contractors

1:15.83

25

Mitch Sutherland

NuWave Industries

1:17.22

26

Danny Ringuette

Zero Hungry Kids

1:18.48

27

Vern Nolin

Balance Foundation/Geminus Acquisition and Management Inc

1:19.90

       
       
       

7 Day Aggregate Standings

   

Rank

Driver

Sponsor

7 Day Total

1

Kurt Bensmiller

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

8:20.56

2

Layne MacGillivray

Spray Lake Sawmills

8:23.78

3

Chanse Vigen

KMA Construction Inc.

8:24.75

4

Rae Croteau Jr.

Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd.

8:26.09

5

Jamie Laboucane

Cowboys Music Festival

8:26.35

6

Mark Sutherland

Friends of Sutherland Racing

8:26.54

7

Ross Knight

The MobSquad

8:26.71

8

Darcy Flad

The CanWagon

8:27.10

9

Kris Molle

Graf Mechanical Ltd.

8:28.00

10

Chad Fike

Summit Fleet

8:28.27

11

Obrey Motowylo

Buckle Vodka

8:29.32

12

Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

8:29.68

13

Codey McCurrach

PCL & Partners

8:31.63

14

Kirk Sutherland

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

8:32.92

15

Troy Dorchester

Cam Clark Ford

8:33.63

16

Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

8:33.80

17

Wade Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

8:35.26

18

Preston Faithful

Natural Law X

8:36.25

19

Doug Irvine

VisitLethbridge.com

8:36.90

20

Danny Ringuette

The Brakeman Foundation

8:37.15

21

Mitch Sutherland

Cross Country Canada Supplies and Rentals

8:38.25

22

Vern Nolin

Semera

8:40.11

23

Jordie Fike

Tronic Data Inc.

8:41.00

24

Chance Bensmiller

EllisDon

8:41.94

25

Dallas Dyck

Northback

8:44.49

26

Todd Baptiste

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

8:46.62

27

Cody Ridsdale

O’Chiese Investment & Business Centre

8:48.74

 

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