Drivers

Bob Van Eaton

 

Name

Birth Date: December 22, 1961
Year Started Outriding: 1992
Year Started Driving: 1992
Hometown: Clive, Alberta 
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 0

 

World Professional Standings

2019 - 29th
2018 - 28th
2017 - CPCA Member
2016 - CPCA Member
2015 - CPCA Member
2014 - 35th
2013 - 36th
2012 - CPCA Member
2011 - CPCA Member
2010 - CPCA Member 
2009 - Did Not Compete 
2008 - Did Not Compete  
2007 - CPCA Member
2006 - CPCA Member
2005 - Did Not Compete
2004 - CPCA Member
2003 - Did Not Compete
2002 - CPCA Member
2001 - CPCA Member
2000 - 31st
1999 - Did Not Compete
1998 - 35th/36th
1997 - 31st
1996 - 4th - WPCA 2nd Circuit
1995 - 35th
1994 - 26th
1993 - CCA Member
1992 - CCA Member
           Rookie Season


Major Awards And Victories

  • 1996: Olds Fair & Rodeo

 
Personal Information
A veteran driver with nearly 30 years experience, Bob had a successful return to the WPCA Pro Tour in 2018. He posted 4 top ten runs with a pair of fourth place runs at the Grande Prairie Stompede and Battle of the Rockies being his best of the year. In addition to racing with the WPCA, Bob spent some time on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit where he was a two-time winner of the CPCA’s Safe drive award and was named the CPCA’s Most Improved Driver in 2016. Bob ran pacers for ten years before starting out on the Central Chuckwagon Association in 1992 as a chuckwagon driver as well as an outrider, eventually making the move to the WPCA Pro Tour in 2004. He won the Olds Fair & Rodeo while competing on the WPCA’s Second Circuit in 1996. A second generation chuckwagon driver, Bob's father Don Van Eaton drove chuckwagons at the Calgary Stampede between 1961 and 1973. An oilfield worker in the off season, Bob is the father of five children - Bobbi Jo, Coralynn, Franklin, Jaclynn, Jesse - and seven grandchildren. Bob and his fiancée Crystal makes their home in Lacombe, Alberta.

FORTIS AD 2019