Final Results – Battle of the North Championship

August 9, 2015 – More Information Available At 

2015 Battle of the North – Dawson Creek, British Columbia

The 2015 edition of the Battle of the North Championship in Dawson Creek, British Columbia is in the books, and for the first time in his career, Luke Tournier, driving the Keddie’s Tack & Western Wear outfit, and along with outriders Chance Flad and Quaid Tournier, captured the championship, a $15,000.00 bonus cheque and a new GMC Sierra truck as part of the WPCA’s Sierra Cup series.

In a penalty free championship final heat, Tournier won the championship with blistering run of 1:13.65 from barrel position number 2. Aggregate winner Rae Croteau Jr. placed second from barrel number 1, 55 one-hundredths of a second behind the champion Tournier, with reigning Calgary Stampede Champion Kurt Bensmiller and defending Battle of the North champion Kirk Sutherland finishing third and fourth from barrel number 3 and 4 respectively.

As far as the day results go, Luke Tournier’s run was the fast time of the night, Rae Croteau Jr. placed second on the night, Rick Fraser was third, Chanse Vigen was fourth and Jordie rounded out the five best times on the night. Jess Willard was presented with the Kenn Borek Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver award, and Kirk Sutherland received a $4,000.00 bonus cheque for winning the Herman Flad Memorial Heat on Saturday night.

The 2015 WPCA Pro Tour will conclude next week in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta with the final stop of the season with the Battle of the Rockies starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 and running through to Sunday, August 16, 2015. Live radio coverage of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House can be heard Wednesday through Saturday on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 80, and Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central and 7:00pm Mountain Time, with Sundays final starting at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central and 2:00pmvMountain Time.

Billy Melville


Keddies Tack & Western Wear
Luke Tournier  – Driver
Chance Flad, Quaid Tournier – Outriders
Championship Final Heat (By Barrel Draw) Total Time
1 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 1:13.65
2 Luke Tournier Keddies Tack & Western Wear 1:14.20
3 Kurt Bensmiller Tsuu T’ina Nation 1:15.11
4 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:15.58
Kenn Borek Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver
Jess Willard
Day 5 Results 
Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Luke Tournier Keddies Tack & Western Wear 1:13.65
2 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 1:14.20
3 Rick Fraser Northwell Oilfield Hauling (2009) Inc. 1:14.32
4 Chanse Vigen Troyer Ventures 1:14.37
5 Jordie Fike Rafter G Land & Cattle 1:14.50
6 Mark Sutherland Pomeroy Inn & Suites 1:14.60
7 Ross Knight Initial Industries Ltd. 1:14.70
8 Kelly Sutherland Tervita 1:15.02
9 Tyson Graham Brayco Services 1:15.05
10 Kurt Bensmiller Tsuu T’ina Nation 1:15.11
11 Troy Dorchester DGS Astro Paving 1:15.28
12 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:15.30
13 Troy Flad Rycroft Ranch Supplies & Apparel 1:15.36
14/15 Mike Vigen Nordic Energy Canada Corp. 1:15.42
14/15 Evan Salmond Petrotranz 1:15.42
16 Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. 1:15.53
17 Layne MacGillivray Aurora Farms 1:15.56
18 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:15.58
19/20 Cody Ridsdale DND Electric 1:15.89
19/20 Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport 1:15.89
21 Codey McCurrach Elite Heat Services 1:16.10
22 Cliff Cunningham MDJ Oilfield Service Inc. 1:16.15
23 Darcy Flad Longhorn Oilfield and Little Valley Holdings 1:16.17
24 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. 1:16.22
25 Jason Glass Birchcliff Energy Ltd. 1:16.28
26 Chad Fike JIMBOB Group of Companies 1:16.46
27 Chad Harden Borek Construction Ltd. 1:16.48
28 John Walters Arrow Insurance Agency Ltd. 1:16.54
29 Jess Willard AB Security 1:16.68
30 Jim Knight Pouce Coupe Esso & Car Wash 1:16.87
31 Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. 1:17.14
32 Mitch Sutherland Brown’s Chevrolet Buick GMC 1:17.77
33 Barry Hodgson Roadtrek 1:18.34
34 Logan Gorst Red Oak Industrial Rentals 1:20.47
35 Colt Cosgrave Red Oak Industrial Rentals 1:20.78
36 Jerry Bremner VJV Dawson Creek Auction 1:21.32
* Kirk Sutherland Drove for Jerry Bremner.
** Kelly Sutherland Drove For Darcy Flad




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