2022 Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship – Night 3 Results

It was an eventful night three at the Century Downs World Chuckwagon Finals in Rocky View, Alberta. With over $300,000.00 in cash and prized on the line over the 5-day event, hearts are pounding as 12 drivers are trying to make the Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship Final on Sunday afternoon. When the night wrapped up, Kris Molle has now taken the lead in the Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Playoff Round.

After three solid runs, Molle finds himself in first place in the Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship Playoff round with 29 playoff points. That puts him 4 points ahead of Chad Fike who sits alone in second place. Ross Knight moved up into to third place overall, while Chanse Vigen, has now also moved up and sits in fourth place overall. Obrey Motowylo and Doug Irvine are tied for fifth overall, just three points behind Chanse Vigen for the final spot in Sunday’s Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship Dash where they will be racing for $75,000.00 cash and the prestige of being recognized as the inaugural Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Champion.

On the night, Chanse Vigen’s Volker Stevin/Glover International Trucks outfit posted a 1:22.92 from barrel 2 in heat number 7. That was 27 one-hundredths of a second faster than Codey McCurrach who placed second overall on the night. Kris Molle placed third, Mitch Sutherland was fourth, with Ross Knight filling out the top five on the night.

For the 36 drivers who are racing for the Aggregate Championship at the Century Downs World Chuckwagon Finals, Kris Molle now leads the overall aggregate standing with a three-run total of 4:12.96. That puts him 1.73 seconds ahead of Mitch Sutherland, with Ross Knight, Chance Bensmiller and Chad Fike filling out the top five. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Saturday’s run will be the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Aggregate Winner

In the race for the World Chuckwagon Championship, Layne MacGillivray is one step closer to winning his first career World Chuckwagon Championship. With just one run to go, MacGillivray now has a nearly insurmountable 94-point lead over reigning World Champion Obrey Motowylo, with 4-time World Champion Kurt Bensmiller another seven points behind Motowylo in the chase for the World Chuckwagon Championship. The World Champion will be declared after Saturday’s run.

Be sure to catch all the excitement of Night 4 of the Century Downs Word Finals live on Saturday night. Gates open at 5:00pm local time, and Night 4 of the Century Downs Word Finals can be heard live on Saturday night, August 27, 2022 Real Country 910, or seen on the Cowboy Channel + Streaming App, starting at 8:30pm Eastern, 7:30pm Central and 6:30pm Mountain Time.

Billy Melville

Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship Playoff Standings
RankDriver3 Day Playoff Total
1Kris Molle29
2Chad Fike25
3Ross Knight24
4Chanse Vigen23
5Obrey Motowylo20
5Doug Irvine20
7Layne MacGillivray19
8Kirk Sutherland17
8Kurt Bensmiller17
10Jason Glass14
11Vern Nolin12
12Rae Croteau Jr.10
Note: Top 4 after Saturday will qualify for the Century Downs “Winners’ Zone” Championship Dash.
Day 3 Results
RankDriverSponsorTotal Time
1Chanse VigenVolker Stevin/Glover International Trucks1:22.92
2Codey McCurrachTOMCO Group of Companies 1:23.19
3Kris MolleChariot Express1:23.52
4Mitch SutherlandDavis Chevrolet GMC Buick1:23.74
5Ross KnightTed Valentine Memorial 1:23.84
6Wade SalmondPidherny’s Inc1:24.03
6Chance BensmillerPinnacle Pickers1:24.03
8Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s1:24.11
9Obrey MotowyloCo-operators Insurance 1:24.29
10Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.1:24.37
11Chad FikePropak Systems Ltd.1:24.83
12Chance FladAspen Crossing1:25.01
13Darcy FladFerence Land & Cattle Corp.1:25.14
14Layne FladTerrafirma Resources1:25.42
15Layne MacGillivrayEnsign Energy Services1:25.57
16Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services Ltd.1:25.65
17Dustin GorstTeam One More – Sims & Associates Insurance Services1:25.72
18Jordie FikeRafter G Land & Cattle1:25.94
19Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy Ltd.1:26.06
20Chance ThomsonBar J Heavy Mechanical1:26.19
21Kelly MorinTidewater Midstream and Infastructure Ltd.1:26.23
22Dayton SutherlandAirstream Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.1:26.34
23Derek AeblyJag Flocomponents LLP1:26.42
24Evan MageeNorweld Industries Ltd.1:26.44
25Rae Croteau Jr.Dal-Tek Interiors Ltd.1:26.45
26Dean DregerNorthern Mat & Bridge1:26.58
27Evan SalmondWest Land Livestock Inc.1:26.82
28Troy DorchesterTeam Rig & Supply1:27.02
29Kirk SutherlandKLS Earthworks & Environmental1:27.27
30Troy FladMr.Fireplace1:27.28
31Cruise BensmillerIrvine’s Tack and Western Wear1:27.41
32Roger MooreMonarch Siding & Roofing Centre1:27.61
33Josh HrynykEnergy Auctions Inc.1:27.80
34Roy RomanowInked Energy Services Ltd.1:29.07
35Chad Harden *Friends of Troy Flad1:29.59
36Tuff DregerPomeroy Lodging1:30.56
* Troy Flad drove for Chad Harden.
3 Day Aggregate Standings
RankDriverSponsor3 Day Total
1Kris MolleChariot Express4:12.96
2Mitch SutherlandDavis Chevrolet GMC Buick4:14.69
3Ross KnightTed Valentine Memorial 4:14.99
4Chance BensmillerPinnacle Pickers4:15.11
5Chad FikePropak Systems Ltd.4:15.31
6Obrey MotowyloCo-operators Insurance 4:15.67
7Layne MacGillivrayCascade Energy Services/Ensign Energy Services/Spray Lake Sawmills/League Projects4:16.38
8Wade SalmondPidherny’s Inc4:16.41
9Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s4:16.53
10Chanse VigenVolker Stevin/Glover International Trucks4:16.65
11Codey McCurrachTOMCO Group of Companies 4:16.66
12Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services Ltd.4:16.80
13Kirk SutherlandKLS Earthworks & Environmental4:16.82
14Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.4:17.05
15Evan SalmondWest Land Livestock Inc.4:17.17
16Jordie FikeRafter G Land & Cattle4:17.25
16Layne FladTerrafirma Resources4:17.25
18Kelly MorinTidewater Midstream and Infastructure Ltd.4:17.61
19Rae Croteau Jr.Dal-Tek Interiors Ltd.4:18.15
20Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy Ltd.4:18.27
21Chance ThomsonBar J Heavy Mechanical4:18.76
22Cruise BensmillerIrvine’s Tack and Western Wear4:19.10
23Darcy FladFerence Land & Cattle Corp.4:20.41
24Troy DorchesterEldorado Pressure Services Ltd./Team Rig & Supply4:20.92
25Dayton SutherlandAirstream Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.4:21.36
26Derek AeblyJag Flocomponents LLP4:22.24
27Dean DregerNorthern Mat & Bridge4:22.33
28Tuff DregerPomeroy Lodging4:22.65
29Roger MooreMonarch Siding & Roofing Centre4:22.76
30Evan MageeJeff &Julie DeSutter/Kendal Farms/GT Custom Farming/Signs by Foss4:23.82
31Chad HardenFriends of Troy Flad4:23.89
32Troy FladMr.Fireplace4:24.22
33Chance FladAspen Crossing4:24.25
34Roy RomanowInked Energy Services Ltd./4:27.57
35Josh HrynykEnergy Auctions Inc.4:27.59
36Dustin GorstTeam One More



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