History in the Making

2010 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champions Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team (L-R): Calgary Stampede Board Of Director’s Roc Spence presenting, Outriders Doug Irvine, Chanse Vigen, Reo King, Driver Kelly Sutherland, Outriders Chance Flad, GMC Canada’s Glenn Limerick and Calgary Stampede President and Chairman of the Board Dr. David Chalack presenting.

The 2010 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Championship is in the books, and history has been made as Kelly Sutherland, driving the Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team outfit, and along with outriders Chance Flad, Doug Irvine, Reo King and Chanse Vigen emerged from the sudden death championship final heat as the champions and $100,000.00 richer. It is a history making 11thCalgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Championship for Sutherland, who until tonight had shared the record for the most Calgary Stampede championships with legendary Dick Cosgrave.

Coming off barrel number 1 in heat number 9, Sutherland won the penalty free sudden death final by 47 one-hundreds of a second over aggregate winner Neal Walgenbach who placed 2nd from barrel number 3, followed by Jason Glass who placed 3rd from barrel number 4 and Kirk Sutherland who was 4th from barrel position number 2.

As far as day results are concerned, Kelly Sutherland also posted the top time of the night with a very rapid 1:14.88, with Gary Gorst, Neal Walgenbach, Jason Glass and Jim Knight filling out the top five for the night.

Jason Glass received the Calgary Stampede’s Safe Drive Award for the second time in his career for being the least penalized driver over the first 9 nights of the Rangeland Derby. Glass also received the very prestigious Guy Weadick Award earlier in the day for. This prestigious award is sponsored by J&L Supply and is presented annually to the one chuckwagon or rodeo competitor who best embodies what the cowboy stands for and who best typifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede. It is based upon ability, appearance, showmanship, character, sportsmanship and cooperation with other cowboys, the arena crew, the media and the public. Devin Mitsuing received the Orville Strandquist Award for Top Rookie Driver. Mitsuing won the award for placing tied for 18th overall with earnings of $22,200.00 bettering Brian Mayan who placed 27th overall with earnings of $19,750.00.

Sutherland ended up in first place overall with total earnings of $138,400.00 followed by Jason Glass who finished 2nd, followed by Neal Walgenbach in 3rd place overall with earnings of $45,700.00 plus a 2010 GMC Truck that he won for being the 2010 aggregate champion, Kirk Sutherland was 4th with total earnings of $38,150.00, with Gary Gorst having his finest Calgary Stampede rounding out the top five with total earnings of $37,800.00.

The WPCA Dodge Pro Tour now returns starting July 22, 25, 2010 with the running of the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship in Bonnyville, Alberta. Races will run Thursday-Saturday starting at 7:00 PM, with the finals and the running of the George Normand Memorial Sudden Death Final on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Live radio coverage can be heard Thursday – Saturday at 6:45pm, with the finals on Sunday at 1:45pm on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.

~ Billy Melville

2010 CALGARY STAMPEDE RANGELAND DERBY CHAMPIONS
Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team
Kelly Sutherland – Driver
Chance Flad, Doug Irvine, Reo King, Chanse Vigen – Outriders
2010 CALGARY STAMPEDE SAFE DRIVE AWARD (Least Penalized Driver)
Jason Glass
2010 GUY WEADICK AWARD
Jason Glass
2010 ORVILLE STRANDQUIST AWARD (Top Rookie Driver)
Devin Mitsuing
SUDDEN DEATH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HEAT (By Qualification Order)
Rank Driver Sponsor
1 Kelly Sutherland Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team
2 Kirk Sutherland Cam Clark Ford
3 Neal Walgenbach Team YYC Calgary International Airport
4 Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick
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 10 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Kelly Sutherland Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team 1:14.98
2 Gary Gorst RE/ MAX Realtors of Calgary & Area 1:15.17
3 Neal Walgenbach Team YYC Calgary International Airport 1:15.45
4 Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick 1:15.64
5 Jim Knight Talisman Energy 1:15.69
6 Buddy Bensmiller Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park 1:15.73
7 Grant Profit Thru Tubing Solutions 1:15.76
8 Ray Mitsuing Diamond’s Sports Grill – Mesa 1:15.88
9 Mark Sutherland VisitCalgary.com 1:15.96
10 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport 1:15.98
11 Troy Dorchester The Roadhouse Nightclub and Continential Imaging Products 1:16.08
12 Léo Tournier Crescent Point Energy & Friends of the Mavericks 1:16.13
13 Kirk Sutherland Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Inc. 1:16.18
14 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:16.47
15 Barry Hodgson Calgary Food Bank – Athabasca Oil Sands Corp 1:16.61
16 Tim Haroldson Desjardins Financial Security 1:16.74
17 Rae Croteau Jr. Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 1:16.84
18 Tyler Helmig Pidherney’s From Start To Finish 1:16.91
19 Devin Mitsuing 1-800-Drywall 1:16.95
20 Vern Nolin BKDI Architects 1:17.02
21 Jerry Bremner Oak Environment Inc/Foothills Creamery 1:17.12
22 Luke Tournier The Cowboys Posse 1:17.24
23/24 Troy Flad Celtic Exploration Ltd. 1:17.28
23/24 Brian Mayan Bernie Brown’s Boot Hill Gallery 1:17.28
25 Roger Moore Stephen’s Fine Homes Ltd. 1:17.42
26 Grant Preece MaXfield Inc. 1:17.77
27 Hugh Sinclair Airstream Heating & Air Conditioning 1:17.84
28 Kurt Bensmiller WestJet 1:18.40
29 Chad Harden ATB Financial 1:18.47
30 Shane Nolin Bell 1:19.32
31 Mike Vigen Cell Bridge Communications Corp 1:20.57
32 Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals 1:21.18
33 Reg Johnstone Matco Financial Inc & MFI Group of Funds 1:21.30
34 Brian Laboucane The Mavericks 1:22.46
35 Layne MacGillivray Impact 2000 Inc. 1:28.51
36 Rick Fraser Heninger Toyota / Chickwagon! Foundation for Women N.T
Final Earnings (Official Calgary Stampede Overall Standings)
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Money
1 Kelly Sutherland Lucid/Lux Chuckwagon Team $138,400.00
2 Jason Glass Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick $54,900.00
3 Neal Walgenbach ** Team YYC Calgary International Airport $50,625.00
4 Kirk Sutherland Cam Clark Ford & Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Inc. $38,150.00
5 Gary Gorst RE/ MAX Realtors of Calgary & Area $37,800.00
6 Buddy Bensmiller Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park $37,300.00
7 Brian Laboucane The Mavericks $37,200.00
8 Rick Fraser Heninger Toyota / Chickwagon! Foundation for Women $32,950.00
9 Grant Profit Thru Tubing Solutions $31,975.00
10 Léo Tournier Friends of the Mavericks $31,250.00
11 Mark Sutherland VisitCalgary.com $30,800.00
12 Luke Tournier The Cowboys Posse $30,350.00
13 Troy Dorchester The Roadhouse Nightclub and Continential Imaging Products $27,900.00
14 Jim Knight Border City Oilmen $26,650.00
15 Ray Mitsuing Diamond’s Sports Grill – Mesa/Heritage Park $25,775.00
16 Vern Nolin BKDI Architects $25,550.00
17 Wayne Knight Express Employment Professionals $24,975.00
18/19 Chad Harden ATB Financial $22,200.00
18/19 Devin Mitsuing 1-800-Drywall $22,200.00
20 Rae Croteau Jr. Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino $20,900.00
21 Hugh Sinclair Airstream Heating & Air Conditioning $20,850.00
22 Jerry Bremner Oak Environment Inc/Foothills Creamery $20,750.00
23/24 Mike Vigen Cell Bridge Communications Corp $20,700.00
23/24 Tyler Helmig Pidherney’s From Start To Finish $20,700.00
25 Kurt Bensmiller WestJet $20,650.00
26 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport $19,950.00
27 Brian Mayan Bernie Brown’s Boot Hill Gallery $19,750.00
28 Grant Preece MaXfield Inc. $19,200.00
29 Roger Moore Lynx Brand Fence/Stephen’s Fine Homes $18,800.00
30 Reg Johnstone Matco Financial Inc. $18,700.00
31 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $18,650.00
32 Barry Hodgson Friends of the Calgary Food Bank $18,300.00
33/34 Tim Haroldson 1525423 Alberta Ltd. $18,150.00
33/34 Troy Flad BNL (1997) Ltd. $18,150.00
35 Layne MacGillivray Impact 2000 Inc. $18,125.00
36 Shane Nolin Bell $17,625.00

Comments

  1. I hope you have a great day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

Speak Your Mind

*