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

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 second generation chuckwagon driver, Bob returns to the WPCA Pro Tour for the first time since 2014 after spending the past three seasons on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit. He had a successful 2017 season on the CPCA circuit posting 14 top ten runs including 5 runs that cracked the top five. He won the CPCA’s Safe drive award for the second consecutive year, and placed inside the top ten overall at the CPCA stops in North Battleford, Dewberry and Wainwright. In 2016 Bob was named the CPCA’s Most Improved Driver. 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. Bob left the WPCA to start competing on the CPCA circuit starting in 2001. 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 finance Crystal makes their home in Lacombe, Alberta.

GMC 2017