Hot Saturday Night at the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby

Night 2 of the Cowboys Rangeland Derby ran on a hot Saturday night in Calgary. It was a very competitive night of racing, racetrack conditions were slightly faster than that of day 1, and a new track record was established for the second consecutive night. When the sun went down on Calgary, Chad Fike, driving the Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick outfit, took the day money with a run of 1:12.81.

From barrel number 1 in the 6th heat, Fike was the top wagon on the night by 33 one-hundredths of a second over Kris Molle. Four-time Rangeland Derby champion Kurt Bensmiller placed third, followed Cody Ridsdale with Chance Bensmiller filling out the top five on the night.

The day money run has vaulted Fike to the top of the leaderboard in the overall aggregate standings with a two-day total of 2:27.43. That puts him 16 one-hundredths of a second ahead of 2012 finalist Doug Irvine with Kurt Bensmiller holding down third spot overall. Chance Bensmiller and Chanse Vigen are in 4th and 5th place respectively, both less than 3 tenths of a second out of the top 3. The top 3 in the aggregate after Saturday, July 16, 2022 will go into the championship final heat. The winner of the championship final heat will be declared the 2022 Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby Champion.

Live coverage of day 3 of the 2022 Cowboys Rangeland Derby can be seen on Sunday Night, July 10, 2022, on Sportsnet One starting at 8:30pm local time. Check your local listings.

Billy Melville

Day 2 Results 
RankDriverSponsorTotal Time
1Chad FikeShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick1:12.81
2Kris MolleVisit Lethbridge.com1:13.14
3Kurt BensmillerMoodys Private Client/Moodys Tax1:13.29
4Cody RidsdaleNOV Completion Tools1:13.47
5Chance BensmillerWalters and Partners1:13.97
6Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy1:14.20
7Doug IrvineGilligans Boat Sales & Service1:14.45
8Chanse VigenCowboys Casino1:14.60
9Vern NolinMcCaws Drilling & Blasting Ltd.1:14.74
10Mitch SutherlandJ Vair Anderson1:14.79
11Obrey MotowyloBuckle Vodka1:14.80
12Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills1:14.99
13Danny RinguetteRubrik1:15.07
14Kirk SutherlandSilverhill Acura1:15.10
15Jordie FikeKazen Auto Group (Summit)1:15.28
16Troy FladFriends of Troy Flad1:15.31
17Darcy FladEqui Pride1:15.32
18Evan SalmondMobSquad1:15.57
19Mark SutherlandS01ve Solutions1:15.58
20Ross KnightC& B Advertising1:15.72
21Codey McCurrachWestern RV Group of Companies Simco Management1:15.74
22Todd BaptisteBandistas Tequila1:15.88
23Troy DorchesterCam Clark Ford1:16.48
24Roger MooreNational Motor Coach1:16.77
25Chad HardenAK Casing & Tubing1:17.32
26Kris FlanaganBroda Group1:17.42
27Dallas DyckThe Balance Foundation1:18.29
2 Day Aggregate Standings
RankDriverSponsor2 Day Total
1Chad FikeShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick2:27.43
2Doug IrvinePrivate Sales Financing2:27.59
3Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Solutions Ltd.2:27.76
4Chance BensmillerPCL Construction Services, Inc.2:27.96
5Chanse VigenCowboys Casino2:28.05
6Cody RidsdaleO’Chiese First Nation2:28.39
7Darcy FladEquiPride® 2:28.39
8Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills2:28.40
9Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.2:28.72
10Jason GlassFriends of Glass Racing2:28.93
11Obrey MotowyloBuckle Premium Vodka2:29.22
12Todd BaptisteS.O.R.E. Oilfield Services Inc.2:29.46
13Kirk SutherlandSilverhill Acura2:29.63
14Codey McCurrachWestern RV Country2:29.89
15Kris Mollevisitlethbridge.com2:30.05
16Mark SutherlandCowboys Casino2:30.12
17Mitch SutherlandThe CanWagon2:30.43
18Danny RinguetteThe Brakeman Foundation2:30.47
19Ross KnightThe Kidz Wagon2:30.79
20Evan SalmondThe MobSquad2:30.82
21Troy DorchesterCam Clark Auto Group/Smithbilt Hats2:31.50
22Kris FlanaganKV Capital2:32.61
23Jordie FikeShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick2:32.68
24Roger MooreNational Motor Coach2:32.81
25Dallas DyckThe Balance Foundation2:32.90
26Troy FladLa Crete Car 7 Sales2:33.05
27Chad HardenCC Contract Sales2:35.51



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