June 26 – July 1, 2019
Wednesday to Sunday @ 7:30 PM, Monday @ 6:30PM
THE LINE UP
9 Heats Of 4 Chuckwagons Per Heat
The chuckwagon driver with the best cumulative time over the first 4 nights is recognized as the Ponoka Stampede Aggregate Champion. The aggregate champion receives a 1 year lease on a GMC SIERRA truck sponsored by SUMMIT FLEET.
Top 8 chuckwagons in the aggregate standings after the first 4 days of racing qualify for the semi-final round where the drivers (starting from the top down through 8th place) get to choose their heat (Heat 8 or 9) and their barrel position (Barrel 1 through 4) for the semi-finals. The top 4 times from the semi-final round will go into the Tommy Dorchester $50,000.00 Winner-Take-All Championship final heat. Winner of the Winner-Take-All final wins the Ponoka Stampede Championship.
2018 Champion: Vern Nolin
Track Record: 1:12.19 Set By Luke Tournier in 2014
Most Victories: 8 By Ralph Vigen - 1959,1968,1970,1971, 1973, 1974,1975,1977
8 By Kelly Sutherland - 1980, 1984, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2006, 2010, 2011