Drivers

Ross Knight

 

Name

Birth Date: July 8, 1966
Year Started Outriding: 1982
Year Started Driving: 1991
Hometown: St. Walburg, Saskatchewan
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 2
Wins: 0

World Professional Standings
2018 - 22nd
2017 - 26th
2016 - 32nd
2015 - 22nd
2014 - 28th
2013 - 33rd
2012 - CPCA Member
2011 - CPCA Member
2010 - CPCA Member
2009 - CPCA Member
2008 - CPCA Member

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1986: CPCA Champion Outrider
  • 1987: CPCA Champion Outrider
  • 1994: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, CPCA Champion Outrider
  • 1995: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 1997: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2018: Battle of the North


Personal Information

A popular driver with an infectious laugh, Ross had a major breakthrough in 2018 by winning the Battle of the North. In his second championship final in as many years, Ross bested Kurt Bensmiller, Vern Nolin and Codey McCurrach to win his first show since joining the WPCA six years ago. 2018 also saw Ross post 7 top ten runs, with a fourth place run at the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races being his best of the year. Ross also tied his best placing in the World Standings placing 22nd. Prior to running on the WPCA Pro Tour, Ross competed for many years on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit where he has won three career CPCA show championships at the Regina Buffalo Days Derby, the St. Walburg Chuckwagon Championship and the Saskatoon Exhibition Derby. He outrode for three Calgary Stampede Aggregate winners, is a three–time CPCA Champion Outrider, and received the CPCA's Most Sportsmanlike Driver Award in 1994. He was a finalist for the championship final heat for the 2005 CPCA Championship, and was one of just two drivers to race penalty free for all ten days at the GMC Rangeland Derby in 2004. Ross is the father of World Champion Outrider Casey Knight, younger brother to fellow driver Jim Knight and cousin to driver Wayne Knight. Ross and his wife Gail have two children - Carlee and Casey, and make their home in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan.

 

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