Battle of the North

Jordie Fike - First In All Categories After Night 2 In Dawson Creek. Photo By Fred Vidiuk

Night 2 of the Battle of the North Championship in Dawson Creek, British Columbia was a slight bit cool and overcast, but track conditions were great and some fantastic racing was witnessed by the fans up in the Peace Country. Rookie driver Jordie Fike won his first career day money as a member of the WPCA Dodge Pro Tour after posting a time of 1:18.08.

Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 4, Fike, driving the Penn West Energy outfit placed first overall for the day by 9 one-hundreds of a second over Mike Vigen who placed 2nd on the night. Buddy Bensmiller, Chad Harden and Reg Johnstone filled out the top 5.

The day money run moved Jordie Fike to the top of the aggregate standings with a 2-day combined time of 2:36.39, just 1 one-hundred of a second in front of day 1 winner Jason Glass, with Mike Vigen and Reg Johnstone making out the top 4. Chad Harden is in 5th place overall, 56 one-hundreds of a second out of 4th hole. The top 4 drivers in the aggregate after Saturday’s run will go into the sudden death championship final heat where the winner will take home the 2010 Battle of the North Championship and a $10,000.00 bonus cheque.

Live coverage of the Battle of the North Championship from Dawson Creek, British Columbia can be heard starting at 7:15pm Friday and 7:30 on Saturday and Sunday on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.

~ Billy Melville

Day 2 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Jordie Fike Penn West Energy 1:18.08
2 Mike Vigen Lakeside Oilfield Services 1:18.17
3 Buddy Bensmiller World Financial Group 1:18.45
4 Chad Harden encana 1:18.48
5 Reg Johnstone Michalchuk Bros. L Contractors Ltd. 1:18.53
6 Shane Cartier Caradan Chemicals Inc. 1:18.70
7 Troy Dorchester VJV Dawson Creek Auction 1:19.15
8 Tim Haroldson Affordable Barns 1:19.21
9 Jason Glass Birchcliff Energy Ltd. 1:19.26
10 Jerry Bremner Tiggo Transport Ltd. 1:19.46
11 Kelly Sutherland Borek Construction Ltd. 1:19.48
12 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:19.55
13 Rick Fraser Horizon Hauling 1:19.57
14 Kurt Bensmiller Ditmarsia Holdings 1:19.60
15 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services 1:19.72
16 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd 1:19.82
17 Lincoln Douglas Savage Oilfield Rentals 1:19.83
18 Hugh Sinclair Friends of Sinclair Racing 1:19.89
19 Darcy Flad S/S Ranch 1:20.02
20 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. 1:20.04
21 Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV 1:20.06
22 Cliff Cunningham Basnett Truck Service 1:20.07
23 Luke Tournier Happy Trails RV 1:20.33
24 Cody Ridsdale Cardinal Contracting Ltd. 1:20.59
25 Evan Salmond BLT First Aide Services 1:20.60
26 Brian Mayan H & M Meats 1:20.63
27 Codey McCurrach CE Franklin 1:20.80
28 Layne MacGilIivray Impact 2000 Inc. 1:21.56
29 Chance Bensmiller Pomeroy Inn & Suites 1:21.57
30 Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems 1:21.57
31 Sean DeBolt WN Oilfield 1:22.30
32 Barry Hodgson GD Cornish Trucking Ltd. 1:22.32
33 Jason Johnstone CSI Canada Safety 1:22.48
34 John Walters Arrow Insurance Agency Ltd 1:23.04
35 Mark Sutherland Pipestone Carriers Inc. 1:23.70
36 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies N.T
2 Day Aggregate Standings
Rank Driver Sponsor 2 Day Total
1 Jordie Fike Penn West Energy 2:36.39
2 Jason Glass Birchcliff Energy Ltd. 2:36.40
3 Mike Vigen Lakeside Oilfield Services 2:36.60
4 Reg Johnstone Michalchuk Bros. L Contractors Ltd. 2:36.77
5 Chad Harden Hardcastle Developments Ltd./encana 2:37.33
6 Jerry Bremner Tiggo Transport Ltd. 2:37.61
7 Kelly Sutherland Borek Construction Ltd. 2:37.85
8 Buddy Bensmiller World Financial Group 2:37.89
9 Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV 2:37.91
10 Rick Fraser Horizon Hauling 2:38.03
11 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd 2:38.23
12 Cliff Cunningham Basnett Truck Service 2:38.24
13 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 2:38.50
14 Kurt Bensmiller Ditmarsia Holdings 2:38.70
15 Hugh Sinclair Specialized Tech Inc./Friends of Sinclair Racing 2:38.73
16 Troy Dorchester VJV Dawson Creek Auction 2:39.28
17 Lincoln Douglas Savage Oilfield Rentals 2:39.37
18 Darcy Flad S/S Ranch 2:39.74
19 Tim Haroldson Affordable Barns 2:39.98
20 Codey McCurrach Pride H2S Safety & Medical/CE Franklin/Exterran 2:40.07
21 Luke Tournier Happy Trails RV 2:40.42
22 John Walters Arrow Insurance Agency Ltd 2:41.13
23 Brian Mayan H & M Meats 2:41.17
24 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. 2:41.19
25 Shane Cartier Caradan Chemicals Inc. 2:41.20
26 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services 2:41.44
27 Chance Bensmiller Pomeroy Inn & Suites 2:41.47
28 Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems 2:42.35
29 Barry Hodgson GD Cornish Trucking Ltd. 2:42.38
30 Cody Ridsdale Cardinal Contracting Ltd. 2:42.48
31 Mark Sutherland encana/Pipestone Carriers Inc./S.P.O.A 2:42.60
32 Evan Salmond BLT First Aide Services 2:43.21
33 Sean DeBolt WN Oilfield 2:43.84
34 Jason Johnstone CSI Canada Safety 2:43.86
35 Layne MacGilIivray Impact 2000 Inc. 2:46.18
36 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies N.T

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