2022 Grande Prairie Stompede – Grande Prairie, Alberta
It was great racetrack and a highly anticipated final day at the Grande Prairie Stompede with $35,000.00 and the 2022 Grande Prairie Stompede Championship on the line. In what was truly an exciting chuckwagon race, Doug Irvine – driving the Swab Pro (2018) Ltd. Outfit, and along with outriders Rory Gervais and Tyson Whitehead, captured the first show of the 2022 WPCA race season. Its the first time Doug Irvine has won the Grande Prairie Stompede Championship, and the first WPCA show championship win for outrider Tyson Whitehead.
In what was a truly exciting chuckwagon race that saw three of the four wagons run three abreast all around the racetrack and finish within a half a second of each other, Irvine captured the Grande Prairie crown with a penalty free run of 1:18:33 after coming off barrel position number 2 in the championship death final. Kirk Sutherland from barrel position number 1 placed second in the heat, just 5 one-hundredths of a second behind the winner Irvine. Chad Fike finished in third place from barrel position number 3, followed Kale Lajeunesse who placed a distant fourth in the heat from barrel number 4.
As far as day results go, Kris Molle driving the Hansen Ford outfit had the fast time on the night with a 1:17.47 and was the only driver to crack the 1:18.00 barrier on the night. Cody Ridsdale had the second fastest time on the night, three-quarters of a second behind Molle, with 2022 Grande Prairie Champion Doug Irvine placing third, with Kirk Sutherland and Obrey Motowylo splitting fourth and fifth on the final night.
The WPCA Pro Tour presented by GMC will move on to Bonnyville, Alberta for the running of the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship starting on Thursday, June 6 and running through to Sunday, June 2, 2022. Kurt Bensmiller is the defending champion, and live coverage can be heard starting Thursday night, June 2, 2019 on Real Country 910 starting at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, 7:30pm Mountain Time.
|2022 Grande Prairie Stompede Champions|
|Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.|
|Doug Irvine – Driver|
|Rory Gervais, Tyson Whitehead – Outriders|
|$35,000.00 Championship Final Heat (By Barrel Selection)||Total Time|
|1||Kirk Sutherland||Hansen Ford||1:18.33|
|2||Doug Irvine||Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.||1:18.38|
|3||Chad Fike||CIMS Corporation||1:18.88|
|4||Kale Lajeunesse||McCallum’s Autobody & Towing||1:37.29|
|Ralph Vigen Memorial Award (Best 4 Day Aggregate) – 5:11.59|
|Kirk Sutherland – Driver|
|Dayton Sutherland, Tyson Whitehead – Outriders|
|Day 5 Results|
|1||Kris Molle||Hansen Ford||1:17.49|
|2||Cody Ridsdale||Envolve Energy Services Corp.||1:18.26|
|3||Doug Irvine||Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.||1:18.33|
|4||Kirk Sutherland||Hansen Ford||1:18.38|
|5||Obrey Motowylo||Dynamic Energy Group Inc.||1:18.38|
|6||Chanse Vigen||Sundown Oilfield Services Ltd.||1:18.67|
|7||Chad Fike||CIMS Corporation||1:18.88|
|8||Jamie Laboucane||Davco Industrial Construction Services Ltd.||1:19.00|
|9||Layne MacGillivray||Cascade Energy Corp.||1:19.28|
|10||Vern Nolin||McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.||1:19.32|
|11||Codey McCurrach||Friends of McCurracing||1:19.43|
|12||Logan Gorst||Northstar Hydrovac Inc.||1:19.62|
|13||Brad McMann||Optimum Equipment Solutions||1:19.92|
|14||Kurt Bensmiller||Half a Dime Contracting Ltd.||1:20.17|
|15||Josh Hrynyk||Stryker Energy||1:20.37|
|16||Evan Magee||Krycket Consulting||1:20.45|
|17||Jason Glass||Birchcliff Energy Ltd.||1:20.54|
|18||Derek Aebly||Friends of Aebly Racing||1:20.95|
|18||Evan Salmond||City of Grande Prairie||1:20.96|
|21||Troy Dorchester||PureChem Services||1:21.09|
|22||Jordie Fike||H & M Meats||1:21.10|
|23||Ross Knight||Hays Group Sand and Gravel||1:21.12|
|24||Darcy Flad||Lakeside Oilfield Services||1:21.20|
|26||Todd McCracken||Maximum Tank Truck Services Ltd.||1:21.35|
|27||Cruise Bensmiller||Farm Boys Oilfield Services Inc.||1:21.48|
|28||Chance Thomson||Daler Pressure Services Ltd.||1:21.76|
|29||Mark Sutherland||FTEN Group of Companies Inc.||1:21.90|
|30||Dean Dreger||Northern Mat & Bridge||1:22.02|
|31||Tuff Dreger||BDP Traffic Management||1:22.35|
|32||Dustin Gorst||Grande Prairie Airport||1:22.64|
|33||Mitch Sutherland||Rentco Equipment Ltd.||1:23.95|
|34||Chad Harden||Hard’n’ Wild||1:24.28|
|35||Chance Flad||Control Tech||1:24.93|
|36||Rick Fraser||Liquid Edge Oilfield Services Ltd.||1:25.50|
|37||Chance Bensmiller||Pinnacle Picker Services Ltd.||1:26.39|
|38||Roger Moore||Triplex Oilfield Services Ltd.||1:26.52|
|39||Dayton Sutherland||Nordic Energy Canada Corp.||1:27.00|
|40||Roy Romanow||Inked Energy Services Ltd.||1:27.17|
|41||Troy Flad||Beer Bros & Spirits Corp||1:28.23|
|42||Layne Flad||Keddies Tack & Western Wear||1:29.88|
|43||Kale Lajeunesse||McCallum’s Autobody & Towing||1:37.29|
|44||Rae Croteau Jr.||Kaidak Energy Services Inc.||N.T|
Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.
McCallum’s Autobody & Towing
Ralph Vigen Memorial Award (Best 4 Day Aggregate) – 5:11.59
Kirk Sutherland – Driver
Dayton Sutherland, Tyson Whitehead – Outriders
Day 5 Results
Envolve Energy Services Corp.
Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.
Dynamic Energy Group Inc.
Sundown Oilfield Services Ltd.
Davco Industrial Construction Services Ltd.
Cascade Energy Corp.
McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.
Friends of McCurracing
Northstar Hydrovac Inc.
Optimum Equipment Solutions
Half a Dime Contracting Ltd.
Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Friends of Aebly Racing
City of Grande Prairie
H & M Meats
Hays Group Sand and Gravel
Lakeside Oilfield Services
Maximum Tank Truck Services Ltd.
Farm Boys Oilfield Services Inc.
Daler Pressure Services Ltd.
FTEN Group of Companies Inc.
Northern Mat & Bridge
BDP Traffic Management
Grande Prairie Airport
Rentco Equipment Ltd.
Liquid Edge Oilfield Services Ltd.
Pinnacle Picker Services Ltd.
Triplex Oilfield Services Ltd.
Nordic Energy Canada Corp.
Inked Energy Services Ltd.
Beer Bros & Spirits Corp
Keddies Tack & Western Wear
McCallum’s Autobody & Towing
Rae Croteau Jr.
Kaidak Energy Services Inc.