Semi-Final Saturday Chuckwagon Results at the Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka, Alberta– It was Semi Final Saturday at the 2022 Ponoka Stampede as eight drivers running in two heats were trying to survive the semi-final round and looking for a spot in Sunday’s $50,000.00 Tommy Dorchester Championship Final Heat. Afternoon rains made for a cool evening and slower racetrack conditions, but a host of thrilling chuckwagon races were run in front of sell-out crowd.

When it all played out, aggregate winner Obrey Motowylo, Rae Croteau Jr, Ross Knight and Jordie Fike survived the semi-final round and will comprise the $50,000.00 Tommy Dorchester Championship final heat. Troy Flad ended up in the crying hole and missed the winner-take-all final by 96 one-hundredths of a second. Codey McCurrach, Mitch Sutherland and Chanse Vigen also competed in Saturday night’s semi-final round.

On the day, it was Kris Molle who won the day money for the second consecutive night with a penalty free run of 1:22.18. From barrel number 1 in the eighth heat on the evening, Molle, driving the Eagle Builders outfit was the fast man on the day by 15 one-hundredths of a second over Layne MacGillivray. Third and fourth place was split between Obrey Motowylo and Chad Fike, Rae Croteau Jr. completing the top five on the night.

The Finals of the 2022 Ponoka Stampede Championship can be heard on WPCA Radio live on Saturday night, July 2, 2022 at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, and 7:00pm Mountain time on Real Country 910.

Billy Melville

$50,000.00 Tommy Dorchester Championship Final Heat (By Qualification Order)Total Time
1Obrey MotowyloCo-operators1:22.38
2Rae Croteau Jr.Benchmark Commodities Ltd.1:22.43
3Ross KnightCanadian Premium Meats Inc.1:22.59
4Jordie FikeIrvine’s Saddles & Western Wear1:23.70
Day 5 Results 
RankDriverSponsorTotal Time
1Kris MolleEagle Builders1:22.18
2Layne MacGillivrayLeague Projects1:22.33
3Obrey MotowyloCo-operators1:22.38
3Chad FikeCalnash Trucking Ltd. 1:22.38
5Rae Croteau Jr.Benchmark Commodities Ltd.1:22.43
6Kurt BensmillerVersatile Energy Services1:22.57
7Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.1:22.58
8Ross KnightCanadian Premium Meats Inc.1:22.59
9Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy Ltd.1:23.06
10Chance FladAspen Crossing1:23.22
11Evan SalmondWheeler’s Transport (2001) Ltd.1:23.58
12Jordie FikeIrvine’s Saddles & Western Wear1:23.70
13Doug IrvineSilent Ice Sports & Entertainment1:23.71
14Troy FladMidwest Propane1:24.66
15Chance ThomsonThorsby Stockyards1:24.70
16Codey McCurrachTOMCO Group of Companies1:24.80
17Layne FladQuick Moves Concrete Pumping Ltd. 1:24.83
18Mitch SutherlandCentral Alberta Tile One1:24.86
19Darcy FladWetaskiwin Ready Mix1:24.95
20Roger MooreBobcat of Camrose1:25.41
21Kirk SutherlandMorskate Manufacturing1:25.51
22Chad HardenParkview RV Centre1:26.03
23Josh HrynykCrystal Glass1:26.10
24Troy DorchesterTeam Rig & Supply1:26.12
25Cody RidsdaleRai-Lynn Trucking Ltd. 1:26.39
26Chance BensmillerMain Street Truck Sales1:26.59
27Derek AeblySECURE Energy Services1:26.76
27Dayton SutherlandManitoulin Transport1:26.76
29Dean DregerNorthern Mat & Bridge1:27.30
30Mark SutherlandPidherney’s1:27.51
31Dustin GorstSims & Associates Insurance Services1:28.72
32Wade SalmondVold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd.1:29.46
33Tuff DregerReinhart Oilfield Services Ltd.1:30.17
34Roy RomanowQuick Mats Ltd.1:30.84
35Kelly Morin*Kendal Farms1:32.43
36Chanse VigenBusted Ladies Lingerie1:34.98
*Wagon driven by Roger Moore

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