Lane Tournier Posts The Fast Time Of The Week On Night 3 Of The 2019 WPCA Qualification Run-Off

Lane Tournioer - Fastest Of The Week On Night Three In Dewberry
Photo By Fred Vidiuk

Rank Driver Points After Day 3
1 Kris Molle 30
2 Chance Bensmiller 28
3 Layne Flad 28
4 Curtis Morin 27
5 Lane Tournier 26.5
6 Kelly Morin 22
7 Dayton Sutherland 19.5
8 Cody Fraser 18
9 Erik Tremblay 14
10 Blaid Flad 10
11 Roy Romanow 7
12 Louis Stanley 4


Saturday night was another good night of chuckwagon racing as night 3 of the annual WPCA Qualification Run-Off ran in Dewberry, Alberta. The pressure continued to build for the drivers trying to qualify for the for 2020 WPCA Pro Tour. When the evening wrapped up, it was Lane Tournier who took top honors with the fast run of the race meet after posting a time of 1:08.13.

Coming off barrel number 1 in the 3rd heat, Tournier, driving the GForce Oilfield Services Inc. outfit, was fast man on the night by 12 one-hundredths of a second over Kris Molle. Chance Bensmiller was third, Layne Flad grabbed fourth, while Curtis Morin rounded out the top five on the night.

After 3 runs, Kris Molle, lead the Qualification Run-Off Standings with 30 points, followed closely by Chance Bensmiller and Layne Flad who each have 28 points. Curtis Morin sits alone fourth with 27 points, Lane Tournier is fifth with 26.5 points, with Kelly Morin holding down sixth place with 22 points.

The top 30 wagons in the World Standings from the 2019 WPCA Pro Tour have automatically qualified for the 2020 WPCA Pro Tour. All other wagons who would like to earn the privilege to compete on the 2020 WPCA Pro Tour must do so through the qualification run off. This year's qualification run off will feature 12 drivers competing for 6 spots in the 2020 lineup. The format is 6 heats of two wagons per heat.

The 2019 Qualification Run Off races will wrap up on Sunday afternoon in Dewberry, Alberta with the races starting at 2:00pm.

Billy Melville