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2017 WPCA Tour Sale Results


Brienne Glass (L) and Les McIntyre (R) were the hosts for the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour Canvas Auction
Photo By Ed Wittchen

The second chuckwagon canvas auction for the 2017 professional chuckwagon season took place at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino for the bulk of the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Prime advertising space on the chuckwagons of the best 37 chuckwagon drivers in the world today was available at stops in Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, High River, Bonnyville, Strathmore, Dawson Creek and Rocky Mountain House.

Although loyal tarp sponsors continued to support their favorite drivers and new companies got involved, economic challenges took  The overall total of  the sale was down $81,700.00 over the same eight locations in 2016. 37 drivers were auctioned off as Layne Bremner has decided to retire following the 2017 Ponoka Stampede and will be replaced for the remainder of the year by 3rd generation driver Blaid Flad. 2016 WPCA Top Rookie Driver Cody Fraser will not be competing in 2017.

The final sale of the year will be for the Ponoka Stampede on May 5, 2017.

The first stop on the WPCA Pro Tour will go in Grande Prairie, Alberta from May 31 – June 4, 2017 with the running of the Grande Prairie Stompede.

Billy Melville

 

Grande Prairie Stompede

Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $7,750.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $7,500.00
Layne MacGillivray Cascade Energy Services $7,500.00
Kurt Bensmiller Trans Peace Construction Ltd. $7,000.00
Mark Sutherland Nordic Energy $7,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $6,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $5,750.00
Kelly Sutherland CIMS Corp $5,500.00
Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport $5,500.00
Luke Tournier Barrack Energy Services $5,000.00
Codey McCurrach Worldwide Matrix Inc. $5,000.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $5,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $5,000.00
Troy Dorchester PureChem Services $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Dayton Sutherland JP Outpost $5,000.00
Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. $4,500.00
Logan Gorst Happy Trails RV $4,250.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $4,000.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $4,000.00
Chad Harden Spartan Controls $4,000.00
Mike Vigen Keddies Tack & Western Wear $4,000.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $4,000.00
Jordie Fike H & M Meats $4,000.00
Ross Knight Initial Industries Ltd. $4,000.00
Curtis Morin Grande Prairie Stompede $4,000.00
Roger Moore AFD Petroleum $3,500.00
Jim Knight Grande Prairie Stompede $3,500.00
Darcy Flad Happy Trails RV $3,250.00
Colt Cosgrave VJV Beaverlodge - Vold, Jones Vold Auctions $3,000.00
Cody Ridsdale Triple K Oilfield Services $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Chad Fike Big Hill Services $2,500.00
Layne Bremner Grande Prairie Stompede $2,500.00
Blaid Flad    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $162,000.00
     
  Average Bid $4,500.00
     
  Median Bid $4,125.00
     
  High Bid $7,750.00
     
  Low Bid $2,500.00
     
  2016 Total $180,000.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$18,000.00

 

Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Gary Gorst HJR Asphalt $8,000.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $7,500.00
Logan Gorst BCDR Mechanical Repair Services $5,000.00
Dustin Gorst Ashley Richards Memorial $5,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $4,000.00
Ross Knight Winacott Equipment Group $4,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $3,750.00
Luke Tournier Trail Appliances Ltd. $3,250.00
Colt Cosgrave Friends of CC $3,250.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $3,000.00
Mark Sutherland Saskatoon Rush $3,000.00
Chad Harden Image Distributors $3,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller Friends of George Normand $2,500.00
Codey McCurrach King Oilfield Contracting Inc.  $2,500.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Kelly Sutherland Friends of the King $2,500.00
Mike Vigen Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Chad Fike Big Hill Services $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,500.00
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $2,500.00
Troy Dorchester Dorchester Racing $2,500.00
Cody Ridsdale Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Jordie Fike Friends of Jordie Fike $2,500.00
Darcy Flad XY Bar Ranches $2,500.00
Layne Bremner Sskatoon Races $2,500.00
Layne MacGillivray Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Curtis Morin Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Jim Knight Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland Saskatoon Races $2,500.00
Blaid Flad    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $116,250.00
     
  Average Bid $3,229.17
     
  Median Bid $2,500.00
     
  High Bid $7,500.00
     
  Low Bid $2,500.00
     
  2016 Total $123,000.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$6,750.00

 

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. $5,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Layne MacGillivray Jacar Energy Services $5,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $4,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $3,750.00
Colt Cosgrave Friends of CC $3,250.00
Codey McCurrach Adventure Enterprises $3,000.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $3,000.00
Chad Harden Red Velvet Hair & Body Boutique $3,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Chad Fike Sun City Ford $2,750.00
Jordie Fike Weir Construction $2,750.00
Luke Tournier Perlich Bros Auction Market Ltd. $2,500.00
Kurt Bensmiller Friends of George Normand $2,500.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Mark Sutherland Bushape Supervision $2,500.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $2,500.00
Kelly Sutherland Friends of the King $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $2,500.00
Dustin Gorst Blackjack Livstock Co. $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland All-Site Exteriors $2,500.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $2,250.00
Gary Gorst Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Logan Gorst Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Mike Vigen Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Evan Salmond Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Cody Ridsdale Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Darcy Flad XY Bar Ranches $2,000.00
Layne Bremner Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Ross Knight Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Curtis Morin Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Jim Knight Medicine Hat Exhibition $2,000.00
Blaid Flad    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $98,750.00
     
  Average Bid $2,743.06
     
  Median Bid $2,500.00
     
  High Bid $5,000.00
     
  Low Bid $2,000.00
     
  2016 Total $103,000.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$4,250.00

 

Guy Weadick Days
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $6,000.00
Jordie Fike Shawne Excavating & Trucking Ltd. $6,000.00
Layne MacGillivray Wrangler Rentals $6,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Mark Sutherland Village Lane Dental $4,500.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $4,000.00
Chad Harden Spartan Controls $4,000.00
Kelly Sutherland Eagle Builders $4,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $4,000.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $4,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $4,000.00
Chad Fike ESC Group $4,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $3,750.00
Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV $3,500.00
Luke Tournier National Motor Coach $3,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller Friends of George Normand $3,000.00
Codey McCurrach Adventure Enterprises $3,000.00
Troy Dorchester PureChem Services $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Gary Gorst TCB Trailer Service $2,500.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $2,500.00
Mike Vigen Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,500.00
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $2,500.00
Dustin Gorst Blackjack Livstock Co. $2,500.00
Cody Ridsdale Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Darcy Flad XY Bar Ranches $2,500.00
Layne Bremner Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Ross Knight Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Curtis Morin Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Jim Knight Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Logan Gorst Guy Weadick Days $2,500.00
Blaid Flad    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $117,750.00
     
  Average Bid $3,270.83
     
  Median Bid $3,000.00
     
  High Bid $6,000.00
     
  Low Bid $2,500.00
     
  2016 Total $131,250.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$14,000.00

 

   

 

Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $10,500.00
Logan Gorst Flashpoint Electric Inc. $8,000.00
Layne MacGillivray Cougar Fuels $7,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $6,000.00
Chanse Vigen Triple M Plumbing $6,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $6,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller Friends of George Normand $5,500.00
Dustin Gorst United Travel $5,000.00
Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Luke Tournier NOVA Mechanical Systems $4,500.00
Gary Gorst NCSG/Scorpion Industries $4,000.00
Chad Harden  Xtreme Oilfield Technology $4,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $4,000.00
Ross Knight The Kidz Wagon $4,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $3,750.00
Jordie Fike Bonnyville Home Hardware $3,750.00
Colt Cosgrave Friends of CC $3,250.00
Codey McCurrach Ziegler's Oilfield Consulting Ltd. $3,000.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $3,000.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Blaid Flad Compass Access Solutions Ltd. $3,000.00
Chad Fike MHK Insurance $2,750.00
Darcy Flad Mavericks Pub $2,750.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Mark Sutherland BPRCA $2,500.00
Kelly Sutherland Friends of the King $2,500.00
Mike Vigen BPRCA $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Ron May Consulting $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,500.00
Cody Ridsdale BPRCA $2,500.00
Curtis Morin BPRCA $2,500.00
Jim Knight BPRCA $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland BPRCA $2,500.00
Layne Bremner    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $140,750.00
     
  Average Bid $3,909.72
     
  Median Bid $3,125.00
     
  High Bid $10,500.00
     
  Low Bid $2,500.00
     
  2016 Total $153,000.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$12,250.00

 

Strathmore Stampede
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Layne MacGillivray Breakaway Industries $6,750.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $6,000.00
Mark Sutherland Jesco Electric $5,750.00
Luke Tournier Bumper To Bumper $5,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $5,000.00
Troy Dorchester Team Rig & Supply $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Jordie Fike Bro-Tech Plumbing & Heating $4,500.00
Kurt Bensmiller League Projects $4,250.00
Kelly Sutherland Eagle Builders $4,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $4,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $4,000.00
Logan Gorst Chariot Express $3,750.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $3,500.00
Blaid Flad Compass Access Solutions Ltd. $3,250.00
Codey McCurrach Sirius Instrumentation and Controls Inc. $3,000.00
Chad Harden Image Distributors $3,000.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $3,000.00
Chad Fike Big Hill Services $3,000.00
Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV $3,000.00
Dustin Gorst Blackjack Livestock Co. $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Gary Gorst TCB Trailer Service $2,500.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,500.00
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $2,500.00
Cody Ridsdale Barbee Jay Supplies $2,500.00
Darcy Flad Pinnacle Medicle Centre $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland Sweet Cheeks $2,500.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,250.00
Mike Vigen Strathmore Stampede $2,250.00
Ross Knight Strathmore Stampede $2,250.00
Curtis Morin Strathmore Stampede $2,250.00
Jim Knight Strathmore Stampede $2,250.00
Layne Bremner    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $122,000.00
     
  Average Bid $3,388.89
     
  Median Bid $3,000.00
     
  High Bid $6,750.00
     
  Low Bid $2,250.00
     
  2016 Total $126,000.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$4,000.00

 

Battle of the North
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
John Walters BJ Enterprises $6,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $6,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $6,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $5,750.00
Codey McCurrach Sirius Instrumentation and Controls Inc. $5,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $5,000.00
Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Layne MacGillivray Cascade Energy Services $5,000.00
Luke Tournier Keddies Tack & Western Wear $4,750.00
Dayton Sutherland Midwest Pipelines Inc. $4,500.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $4,250.00
Blaid Flad Compass Access Solutions Ltd. $4,250.00
Kurt Bensmiller Friends of George Normand $4,000.00
Kelly Sutherland Happy Trails RV $4,000.00
Chanse Vigen Driving Force $4,000.00
Ross Knight Initial Industries Ltd. $4,000.00
Gary Gorst Northstar Hydrovac Inc. $3,500.00
Troy Dorchester PureChem Services $3,500.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,500.00
Jordie Fike Rafter G Land & Cattle $3,500.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $3,250.00
Colt Cosgrave Friends of CC $3,250.00
Chad Harden Borek Construction $3,000.00
Cody Ridsdale DND Electric $3,000.00
Curtis Morin Northwest Cattle Co. $3,000.00
Logan Gorst Happy Trails RV $2,750.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Mark Sutherland Fallin Timber Farms $2,500.00
Mike Vigen Briar Ridge Farms $2,500.00
Cliff Cunningham Micarna Oilfield $2,500.00
Chad Fike OLS Tubs $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,500.00
Darcy Flad XY Bar Ranches $2,500.00
Jim Knight Dawson Creek Exhibition $2,500.00
Layne Bremner    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $134,750.00
     
  Average Bid $3,743.06
     
  Median Bid $3,500.00
     
  High Bid $6,000.00
     
  Low Bid $2,500.00
     
  2016 Total $141,500.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$6,750.00

 

Battle of the Rockies
Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $7,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller NexSource Power Inc. $5,000.00
Troy Dorchester Eldorado Pressure $5,000.00
Mitch Sutherland GMC Dealers of Alberta $5,000.00
Layne MacGillivray Rai-Lynn Trucking $5,000.00
John Walters BJ Enterprises $4,800.00
Luke Tournier Vold Jones Vold Auction Co. $4,750.00
Codey McCurrach King Oilfield Contracting Inc.  $4,000.00
Chad Harden Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. $4,000.00
Kelly Sutherland Eagle Builders $4,000.00
Jason Glass Glass Racing $4,000.00
Rick Fraser Pentastar Group of Companies $4,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. $4,000.00
Cliff Cunningham Lindale Truck Service $4,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $3,750.00
Mark Sutherland Kentucky Fried Chicken $3,500.00
Logan Gorst Speight Construction $3,500.00
Chanse Vigen Friends of Chanse Vigen $3,500.00
Dustin Gorst Blackjack Livestock Co. $3,500.00
Colt Cosgrave Friends of CC $3,250.00
Chad Fike Big Hill Services $3,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Corp. $3,000.00
Blaid Flad Compass Access Solutions Ltd. $3,000.00
Cody Ridsdale Half Fast Consulting $2,750.00
Ross Knight Henry's Western Wear $2,750.00
Gary Gorst RMCA $2,500.00
Vern Nolin Nolin Racing $2,500.00
Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. $2,500.00
Mike Vigen RMCA $2,500.00
Jordie Fike Friends of Jordie Fike $2,500.00
Darcy Flad XY Bar Ranches $2,500.00
Curtis Morin RMCA $2,500.00
Jim Knight Krabben Farms $2,500.00
Dayton Sutherland RMCA $2,500.00
Evan Salmond Salmond Racing $2,000.00
Layne Bremner    
     
     
  Total Amount Bid $124,550.00
     
  Average Bid $3,459.72
     
  Median Bid $3,500.00
     
  High Bid $7,000.00
     
  Low Bid $2,000.00
     
  2016 Total $140,750.00
     
  Difference Over 2016 -$16,200.00

 

 


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