Drivers

Luke Tournier
Name Birth Date: May 11, 1963
Year Started Driving: 1988
Year Started Outriding: 1988
Hometown: Duck Lake, SK
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 17
WINS: 5

World Professional Standings

2017 - 9th
2016 - World Champion   
2015 - 6th
2014 - 7th
2013 - 7th/8th
2012 - 8th
2011 - 10th
2010 - 4th
2009 - 14th
2008 - 6th
2007 - 3rd
2006 - 8th
2005 - 6th
2004 - 4th
2003 - 5th
2002 - CPCA Member   
2001 - CPCA Member
2000 - CPCA Member
1999 - CPCA Member
1998 - CPCA Member
1997 - CPCA Member
1996 - CPCA Member
1995 - CPCA Member
1994 - CPCA Member
1993 - CPCA Member
1992 - CPCA Member
1991 - CPCA Member
1990 - CPCA Member
1989 - CPCA Member
1988 - CPCA Member - Rookie Season


Major Awards And Victories

  • 2005: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver; Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award, Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "SMOOTHY" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2006: WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "PORT" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2007: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver, Rocky Mountain Turf Club Derby, Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award, Mullen Group Safe Drive Award, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "JAG" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2008: North American Chuckwagon Championship, Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "PORT" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2010: Dewberry World Chuckwagon Races, North American Chuckwagon Championship
  • 2013: WPCA Chuckwagon Person of the Year
  • 2015: Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Battle of the North
  • 2016: World Champion Chuckwagon Driver, Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Battle of the North, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "BROCK" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2017: Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede


Personal Information
One of chuckwagons racing’s most revered champions, 2017 saw Luke add another championship to his remarkable resume when he captured the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede for the first time in his career. 2017 also saw Luke record 18 top ten runs, which includes a day money run at Guy Weadick Days and 7 runs that also placed inside the top five. Luke was the World Champion Chuckwagon Drive in 2016, is a two–time Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Champion, a two–time Calgary Stampede Aggregate winner, and received the WPCA's highest annual honor when he was named the Chuckwagon Person of the Year for 2013. He has had five horses named to the WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence, won the Calgary Stampede's Safe Drive Award for the Least Penalized Driver in 2007, holds the earnings record at the GMC Rangeland Derby set in 2007, and is undefeated in the Calgary Stampede championship final winning twice in two trips. He has had five horses named to the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence, holds the track record at the Ponoka Stampede, and since joining the WPCA back in 2003, Luke has collected sixteen major titles.  Previously a member of the on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA), Luke won fourteen CPCA show championships, twice qualified for the CPCA’s championship dash, and along received the CPCA's Chuckwagon Family of the Year in 2001. He is the father of outrider Quaid Tournier, father–in–law to fellow driver Logan Gorst, and older brother to former competitor Léo Tournier. Luke and his wife Michele have three children - Shalyn, Lane and Quaid - and three grandchildren. The Tournier’s make their home in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.

GMC 2017