With a roaring crowd and thundering hooves the 2013 GMC Rangeland Derby has been won by Jason Glass. Along with bragging rights Jason also took home a cheque for $100,000.
On Saturday night, Glass trimmed a half second off the 1:10.38 mark he set Thursday night with a rail run of 1:09.87 from the No. 1 barrel in the second semifinal and ninth heat of the night. It was the first run under 1:10 of this $1.1 million show.
Jason Glass, Jerry Bremner, Kirk Sutherland and Rick Fraser earned their way into Sunday’s final heat by virtue of their performances in Saturday’s semi-finals. Jason Glass made the most of the opportunity, capturing the title on Sunday night.
This year Jason won both the 2013 Aggregate on Saturday, July 13 and a cheque for $100,000 in tonight’s GMC Rangeland Derby.
Driven by tradition. Guided by experts, the Calgary Stampede invites only the top outfits in North America to compete for 1.5 million in prize money.
– source, Calgary Herald