Dodge Pro Tour Champs


After four days of running, Kelly Sutherland, Jerry Bremner, Mark Sutherland and Troy Dorchester survived the playoff round and would participate in the sudden death championship final heat to declare the winner of the 2010 World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dodge Pro Tour Championship. Once again it was an exciting final heat witnessed by a capacity crowd, and when it was over the Tri-Mak Electrical Ltd. outfit, driven by Mark Sutherland along with outriders Reo King, Chanse Vigen and Eddie Melville, took home the season showcase WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship and the brand new Dodge Truck.

In the sudden death championship final heat, and from the number 4 barrel position, Mark Sutherland beat out Toy Dorchester who placed 2nd in the heat from barrel number 1, followed by Kelly Sutherland who placed 3rd from barrel number 3 and finally Jerry Bremner placed 4th from barrel number 2, to capture the WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship in Monday\’s sudden death final. Bremner actually crossed the finish line first, but was assessed 2 seconds in penalties prior to the start of race. It is the first career victory for Mark Sutherland in his 18 year racing career and the first time anyone had made the Dodge Pro Tour Championship their first win.

Top time for the day went to Hugh Sinclair driving the North Cariboo Air Outfit. Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 7, Sinclair posted the fast time of the day with a 1:15.66, and won the day money by 95 one-hundreds of a seconds over Luke Tournier who placed 2nd overall for the night. Codey McCurrach, Rae Croteau Jr. and Chad Harden made out the top 5 for the night.

Grant Profit, driving the Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. outfit, and along with outriders Chad Cosgrave and Chance Flad, captured the Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede title last night after posting the best 4-day aggregate time of 5:04.26.

The WPCA Dodge Pro Tour will now break for one weekend before embarking on Dawson Creek, British Columbia for the Battle of the North Championship starting Wednesday, August 11, 2010 and running through to Sunday, August 15, 2010. Racing will run ever night starting at 7:00pm (MST). Live coverage can be heard starting at 6:45pm every day on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.

~ Billy Melville

Tri-Mak Electrical/EnCana/Sutherland Racing
Mark Sutherland – Driver
Reo King, Chanse Vigen, Eddie Melville – Outriders
Sudden Death Championship Final Heat For The 2010 WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship (By Barrel Draw)
1 Troy Dorchester Lafarge Canada Inc
2 Jerry Bremner Wildflower Ranch – Cancorp Property Group
3 Kelly Sutherland Gallery Homes
4 Mark Sutherland Tri-Mak Electrical/EnCana/Sutherland Racing
Day 5 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Hugh Sinclair North Cariboo Air 1:15.66
2 Luke Tournier Friends of Heritage Park 1:16.61
3 Codey McCurrach CE Franklin 1:16.73
4 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies 1:17.02
5 Chad Harden Image Distributors 1:17.06
6 Lincoln Douglas The Mortgage Wagon 1:17.42
7 Buddy Bensmiller World Financial Group 1:17.43
8 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services 1:17.61
9 Mark Sutherland Tri-Mak Electrical Inc. 1:17.68
10 Troy Dorchester Lafarge Canada Inc 1:17.74
11 Mike Vigen Strathmore Station 1:17.76
12 Cliff Cunningham Basnett Truck Service 1:17.81
13/14 Cody Ridsdale Sobeys Strathmore 1:17.85
13/14 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:17.85
15/16 Jason Glass CMP Automotive Ltd. 1:17.95
15/16 Kurt Bensmiller AIC Construction Ltd. 1:17.95
17 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd 1:17.98
18 Kelly Sutherland Gallery Homes 1:18.08
19 Brian Mayan Independent Electric & Controls Ltd. 1:18.18
20 Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV 1:18.78
21/22 Jason Johnstone Calgary Co-op 1:19.09
21/22 Reg Johnstone Dodge Trucks 1:19.09
23 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel\’s Transport Ltd. 1:19.16
24 Layne MacGilIivray Impact 2000 Inc. 1:19.37
25 Jerry Bremner Wildflower Ranch – Cancorp Property Group 1:19.62
26 Barry Hodgson Grey Eagle Casino 1:19.86
27 Chance Bensmiller Rob Knight Trucklines 1:19.94
28/29 Jordie Fike Ten Day Tarmac Babies 1:20.17
28/29 Evan Salmond Strathmore Motor Products 1:20.17
30 Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems 1:20.24
31 Darcy Flad H & H Huxted Enterprises 1:20.36
32 Sean DeBolt Chinook Credit Union Ltd. 1:23.91
33 Shane Cartier Skyline Roofing Ltd. 1:26.04
34 Tim Haroldson Affordable Barns 1:28.20
35 John Walters DeAngelo Brothers 1:37.80
36 Rick Fraser JLT Construction Inc. N.T

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