The World Professional Chuckwagon Association is about to begin their 2012 season, with a new title sponsor taking the lead. The WPCA Pro Tour is proud to announce GMC, and the Alberta GMC dealers as the title sponsor for the GMC Pro Tour. This partnership is a natural fit for both groups, who now look forward to working together to develop sustainable chuckwagon racing in Western Canada.
“Having GMC on board is huge for us,” explains WPCA President, Pat Powell. “We are looking forward to working with this class organization, developing a lasting partnership into the future.” The World Professional Chuckwagon Association has been bringing chuckwagon races to Western Canada for over 30 years, and credits its success to the support of its sponsors.
“GMC, and the Alberta GM Dealers, are proud of our longtime support for chuckwagon racing across the West at various levels, including the GMC Rangeland Derby at the Calgary Stampede, and are excited about our new relationship with the WPCA,” said Mike Degutis, Marketing Manager – Western Canada, General Motors of Canada. “We and our dealers are looking forward to being part of these great events in each community.”
“On behalf of all chuckwagon drivers, we proudly welcome GMC as a World Professional Chuckwagon partner,” adds 12 GMC Rangeland Derby Champion, Kelly Sutherland. “I trust this new partnership will be extremely rewarding for both parties.” No stranger to success, Sutherland has been with the WPCA since its inception, and continues to be the most recognizable face in the sport.
It is with the support of its great sponsors that the WPCA is able to showcase western heritage and culture in the communities in which they race. The 2012 season looks to be the best yet, with tour stops all across Alberta and northern British Columbia. The 36 best chuckwagon racers in the world are vying for top prize money and their chance at the GMC World Championship Truck and belt buckle, which will be awarded in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta at the end of the season.