Kurt Bensmiller, riding for Versatile Energy Services, won the Strathmore Stampede Chuckwagons yesterday, Monday August 1.
He beat second place Layne MacGillivray by over three seconds after four days of racing.
Chance Vigen placed third with Vern Nolin coming in fourth overall.
It's Bensmiller's first win on the WPCA this season but his fourth time claiming the championship in Strathmore.
He won it all in 2012, 2018 and 2019.
Locally, we were well represented.
Jason Glass finished in 7th, Jordie Fike placed 10th with Dustin Sutherland landing in 13th overall and Mark Sutherland coming in 36th after penalty troubles on day two.
Here are final standings:
1 Kurt Bensmiller (Versatile Energy Services Ltd.) 5:04.41
2 Layne MacGillivray (League Projects) 5:07.42
3 Chanse Vigen (Blackstone Drilling Fluids Ltd.) 5:08.17
4 Vern Nolin (McCaw's Drilling & Blasting Ltd.) 5:08.70
5 Codey McCurrach (Tomco Group of Companies) 5:08.71
6 Kirk Sutherland (Rob Knight Truck Lines Ltd.) 5:09.64
7 Jason Glass (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) 5:10.15
8 Kris Molle (Chariot Express) 5:10.57
9 Rae Croteau Jr. (Tornado Projects Ltd./Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd.) 5:11.10
10 Jordie Fike (Bro-Tech Plumbing & Heating Inc.) 5:11.47
11 Troy Dorchester (Team Rig & Supply) 5:11.77
12 Mitch Sutherland (Quick Mats Ltd.) 5:12.66
13 Dayton Sutherland (Brandell Diesel Inc.) 5:13.21
14 Dustin Gorst (Century Downs Racetrack & Casino) 5:14.96
15 Chad Fike (Tim's Glass/Sherriff's Farms) 5:15.39
16 Ross Knight (Premium Ag) 5:15.64
17 Darcy Flad (Martin Sheilds MP - Bow River) 5:16.53
18 Chance Bensmiller (CORE Ag Inputs) 5:16.78
19 Troy Flad (Mr. Fireplace) 5:17.05
20 Dean Dreger (Cor-Ex Energy Services Inc.) 5:18.72
21 Cruise Bensmiller (AIC Construction Ltd.) 5:19.06
22 Layne Flad (Zegil Automotive & Transmission/Pure Country Meats) 5:20.71
23 Chance Flad (Aspen Crossing) 5:20.81
24 Chance Thomson (Blackjack Livestock Co./Edmonton Custom Packers) 5:20.90
25 Obrey Motowylo (Co-operators Insurance Group Ltd.) 5:22.89
26 Doug Irvine (Gilligan's Boat Sales Ltd./Redline Athletics/All Brite Signs/Sign Solutions) 5:23.11
27 Derek Aebly (Jag Flocomponents LLP) 5:26.17
28 Josh Hrynyk (Barbeejay Supplies Ltd.) 5:26.42
29 Todd McCracken (Logistic Solutions Energy) 5:27.38
30 Evan Salmond (West Land Livestock Inc.) 5:29.34
31 Kelly Morin (Tamara Desjardains - CIR Realty Strathmore) 5:29.46
32 Wade Salmond (Burnra Welding Ltd.) 5:31.46
33 Gage Flad (Bow Slope Shipping Association) 5:36.16
34 Roy Romanow (Coulee Equine Conditioning & Rehabilitation) 5:38.58
35 Tuff Dreger (Town of Strathmore) 5:43.87
36 Mark Sutherland (Reinhart Oilfield Services Ltd.) 6:08.41