Chuckwagon Racing


Layne MacGillivray is a third generation chuckwagon driver from Halkirk, AB. He is one of many in the wagon racing community who was thrilled to see the return of the sport in 2021. Layne and his wife Loreena recently offered WHR a glance behind-the-scenes of their operation, while they were on a leg of their …


GMC Rangeland Derby – King Kelly\’s Final Lap

  Re-posted with permission from Calgary Stampede News By: Scott Cruickshank, Calgary Stampede The writing on the side of the shiny truck nicely sums up the man’s career. Painted in big letters, white on black, are two lines – 12 world championships, 12 Calgary championships. That snapshot of dominance is digestible even at highway speed. …

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Canvas Auction Numbers Up

In a show of strong community support for the sport of chuckwagon racing, the total auction proceeds this evening are $2,420,500 up $123,000 from 2016. Kelly Sutherland takes home the top bid of the night, $110,000, courtesy of Friends of the King. “This sport has deep roots in our city and in our country, and tonight’s bidding …

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2015 Calgary Stampede Poster Artwork Unveiled

The 2015 Calgary Stampede poster artwork, created by artist Oleg Stavrowsky, was revealed at the annual Canvas Auction taking place on Thursday, March 20. The annual auction of chuckwagon tarps used for business advertising, proved to be a suitable venue for the chuckwagon-themed painting. The artwork pays homage to the chuckwagon drivers and horses that …

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2012 GMC Rangeland Derby Champion

The Calgary Stampede\’s 2012  GMC Rangeland Derby Champion is Troy Dorchester. The final four chuckwagon drivers dueled for the prestigious title and lucrative payday that comes with winning the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby. Jason Glass, Doug Irvine, Gary Gorst and Troy Dorchester earned their way into Sunday’s final heat by virtue of their performances in …

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