Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Day 8

Jason Glass is one of eight drivers making it to tonight's Rangeland Derby Semi-Finals.

The final eight have been set for Semi Final Saturday at the 2010 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Championship. Neal Walgenbach, Jason Glass, Kelly Sutherland, Kirk Sutherland, Buddy Bensmiller, Brian Laboucane, Gary Gorst and Mark Sutherland will all go into Semi Final Saturday looking to emerge as one of the final four in Sunday’s $150,000.00 sudden death championship final heat where the winner will be crowned the 2010 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion and walk away with $100,000.00. Troy Dorchester missed the semi finals by 98 one-hundreds of a second of a second, with Grant profit back another 15 one-hundreds of a second and placed 10th overall.

Neal Walgenbach, driving the Team YYC Calgary International Airport outfit, and along with outriders Rory Gervais, Dustin Gorst Jamie Laboucane, Brian Mayan and Eddie Melville captured the Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award symbolic of the Calgary Stampede Aggregate Winner. Sutherland posted the best 7 run time of 8:58.16, and won the aggregate by 77 one-hundreds over 2-timeAggregate Winner Jason Glass in 2nd place overall, with Kelly Sutherland, Kirk Sutherland and Buddy Bensmiller filling out the top 5 overall. Rick Fraser who was in the top 8 at the start of the day hit a barrel and fell out of the running. It is the first time that Neal Walgenbach, a 3-time finalist has won the Calgary Stampede Aggregate Title, and it happened in what will be his final Calgary Stampede.

Day 8 also saw Brian Laboucane., driving The Mavericks outfit, record the fast time of the week with a 1:14.26. Coming off barrel number 4 in heat number 1, Laboucane won top money by 64 one-hundreds of a second over 1998 Calgary Stampede finalist Wayne Knight, with Jason Glass, Luke Tournier and Kelly Sutherland filling out the top five for the night. It was the 2nd time in three days that Brian Laboucane won the day money and also the second career day money at the Calgary Stampede for Brian Laboucane as well.

Billy Melville

2010 RICHARD COSGRAVE MEMORIAL AWARD (TOP AGGREGATE WAGON – 7 RUNS)
TEAM YYC CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Neal Walgenbach – Driving
Rory Gervais, Dustin Gorst Jamie Laboucane, Brian Mayan and Eddie Melville – Outriders
Day 8 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Brian Laboucane The Mavericks 1:14.26
2 Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals 1:14.90
3 Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick 1:15.10
4 Luke Tournier The Cowboys Posse & NCI Construction 1:15.22
5 Kelly Sutherland Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team 1:15.26
6 Neal Walgenbach Team YYC Calgary International Airport 1:15.36
7 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport 1:15.70
8 Grant Profit Thru Tubing Solutions 1:15.79
9 Mark Sutherland VisitCalgary.com 1:15.94
10 Kirk Sutherland Calgary Archives Inc. 1:16.10
11 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:16.11
12 Mike Vigen Cell Bridge Communications Corp 1:16.26
13 Rae Croteau Jr. Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 1:16.35
14 Ray Mitsuing Diamond’s Sports Grill – Mesa 1:16.56
15 Troy Dorchester The Roadhouse Nightclub and Continential Imaging Products 1:16.68
16/17 Jim Knight Raider Well Servicing Ltd. 1:16.92
16/17 Layne MacGillivray Impact 2000 Inc. 1:16.92
18/19 Léo Tournier Cathedral Energy Services & Friends of the Mavericks 1:17.09
18/19 Reg Johnstone Tesla Exploration Ltd. 1:17.09
20 Gary Gorst RE/ MAX Realtors of Calgary & Area 1:17.11
21 Buddy Bensmiller Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park 1:17.32
22 Vern Nolin Mayfair Diagnostics 1:17.36
23 Tyler Helmig Pidherney’s From Start To Finish 1:17.38
24 Devin Mitsuing 1-800-Drywall 1:17.39
25 Jerry Bremner Oak Environment Inc/Foothills Creamery 1:17.40
26 Barry Hodgson Calgary Food Bank – Penn West Energy Trust 1:17.51
27 Tim Haroldson Desjardins Financial Security 1:17.63
28 Hugh Sinclair Airstream Heating & Air Conditioning 1:17.72
29 Chad Harden ATB Financial 1:18.01
30 Kurt Bensmiller WestJet 1:18.20
31 Shane Nolin Bell 1:18.37
32 Troy Flad Olympic Trust Company 1:18.98
33 Rick Fraser Chickwagon! Foundation for Women/Heninger Toyota 1:20.65
34 Roger Moore Stephen’s Fine Homes Ltd. 1:23.32
35 Brian Mayan Bernie Brown’s Boot Hill Gallery 1:23.92
36 Grant Preece MaXfield Inc. 1:25.69
7 Run Aggregate Standings
Rank Driver Sponsor 7 Run Total
1 Neal Walgenbach Team YYC Calgary International Airport 8:59.16
2 Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick 8:59.93
3 Kelly Sutherland Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team 9:01.25
4 Kirk Sutherland Cam Clark Ford & Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Inc. 9:01.72
5 Buddy Bensmiller Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park 9:02.04
6 Brian Laboucane The Mavericks 9:02.71
7 Gary Gorst RE/ MAX Realtors of Calgary & Area 9:03.34
8 Mark Sutherland VisitCalgary.com 9:03.55
9 Troy Dorchester The Roadhouse Nightclub and Continential Imaging Products 9:04.53
10 Grant Profit Thru Tubing Solutions 9:04.68
11 Luke Tournier The Cowboys Posse 9:05.39
12 Vern Nolin BKDI Architects 9:06.20
13 Rick Fraser Heninger Toyota / Chickwagon! Foundation for Women 9:06.80
14 Jim Knight Border City Oilmen 9:07.66
15 Ray Mitsuing Diamond’s Sports Grill – Mesa/Heritage Park 9:08.39
16 Chad Harden ATB Financial 9:09.95
17 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport 9:10.19
18 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 9:11.59
19 Shane Nolin Bell 9:11.66
20 Layne MacGillivray Impact 2000 Inc. 9:11.95
21 Rae Croteau Jr. Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 9:11.96
22 Kurt Bensmiller WestJet 9:12.84
23 Jerry Bremner Oak Environment Inc/Foothills Creamery 9:13.13
24 Roger Moore Lynx Brand Fence/Stephen’s Fine Homes 9:13.83
25 Tyler Helmig Pidherney’s From Start To Finish 9:14.61
26 Reg Johnstone Matco Financial Inc. 9:15.91
27 Barry Hodgson Friends of the Calgary Food Bank 9:16.09
28 Tim Haroldson 1525423 Alberta Ltd. 9:16.18
29 Mike Vigen Cell Bridge Communications Corp 9:16.19
30 Brian Mayan Bernie Brown’s Boot Hill Gallery 9:18.13
31 Devin Mitsuing 1-800-Drywall 9:19.24
32 Troy Flad BNL (1997) Ltd. 9:20.00
33 Grant Preece MaXfield Inc. 9:20.01
34 Léo Tournier Friends of the Mavericks 9:20.20
35 Hugh Sinclair Airstream Heating & Air Conditioning 9:26.50
36 Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals 9:28.00

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