Western Chuckwagon Association

 

 

      Grimshaw North Peace Stampede Friday-Sunday , August 1-3, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Battle River Construction's Battle in the North !

Where?  The Manning Rodeo

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 6 heats of wagons. 2 heats of pole chariots. Local drivers. All fighting for the rights to the 2014 Champion title. What could be better! 

The rodeo kicks off with a WCA hosted Meet & Greet BBQ at the Freson parking lot from 11-1:30. Come on down, enjoy lunch on us, visit with the drivers, choose your favorite and cheer him on at the races that night.

Wagons race at 6:30 Friday and Saturday. Sunday the wagon action starts at 4:00

Click on the logo below to find details on this event.

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Day 3 Manning

It was a perfect race day. The weather was beautiful. The stands were full. The wagon action was great and the fans loved it.  They  were LOUD!! You knew when their favorite crossed the finish line. They even cheered at the post parade. Thank you Manning for your support.

Sean DeBolt (Glacier ridge Ventures) has rightfully won the title of

Manning Rodeo 2014  Show Champion.

Not only did he take 1st with his wagon and an aggregate time  about 3 1/2 seconds faster than closest competitor, Ron Bolin (Outlaw Construction), he also took top spot with his Rage Oilfield Chariot, a couple of seconds ahead of 2013 Chariot Champion,Todd McCracken (Silvertip Oilfield Services)

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Sean DeBolt is presented with his trophy buckle by Royalty at Manning!

Photo courtesy of Kristy at Cowboss Publications & Photography

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A very big thank you to the Manning Rodeo Committee for a job well done.

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Day 2 Manning

Allison Lien-Parade at Manning

Thank you to Allison Lien for this photo

Eric Rever (Deken Oilfield Transport), our latest Guitars & Wagons Show Champion shows off his GMC Trophy Truck and the wagon that won it in the Manning parade this morning. Sitting in the wagon seat, track announcer Dennis Hall entertains the crowd with his comments and music.  

Eric also raced well tonight. He finished 2nd spot with a 1:03.24 slightly ahead of 3rd place Tyson Graham (Cinch Oilfield Hauling) who finished with a 1:03.37

But finishing in top spot was Sean Debolt. He had a smokin' run and finished 2+ seconds ahead of everyone with a time of 1:01.12

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Tyson Graham takes the 1st place ribbon for his participation in

"Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Day

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 Thank you to Kristy at Cowboss Photography for the special photo!

Day 1 Manning

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WCA & Battle River Ag Society host the 3rd Annual Kickoff BBQ.

Many locals attended and enjoyed a free lunch.

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Dennis Hall entertains the children at the Kickoff BBQ in Manning

Despite the smokey haze, the night went very well. Temperature was perfect for the horses and they all performed great.

Ron Bolin (Outlaw Construction) took top time for the night with a 1:02.28, just a slight edge on Lane Kimble (Mecan Lifestyle) who finished up with a 1:02.44. Sitting in 3rd is Doug Green (Elite Vac & Steam) with a 1:02.74.

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Ron Bolin in his Outlaw Construction rig

Lane Kimble 2nd place

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Rick McRorie 4th place

Despite a bout with the flu bug, Rick McRorie (McAleney Farms) holds his 4th place spot in the standings with a well run race on the first night in Manning

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Rare film just released!

Video footage of Tremblay the Terror on his Roughstock debut ride!

Tremblay the Terror takes on Carla Ho-mooo-cow

Check it out right here 

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Just finished........

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It's time for 4 Days in the Wild 

Prepare yourself. The next stop on the WCA's GMC Pro Tour is the Teepee Creek Stampede. It will be wild! This is a very well attended show and one of the biggest events the club races at. Click on the poster to take you to their website or find Teepee Creek Stampede on Facebook. Lots of information available and a complete list of event and times including Stampede kickoff breakfasts and lunches.

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8 heat of wagons. 20 skilled drivers once again charge down the track for 3 days, Thurs-Sat,

focused on achieving the fastest, clean run for their best chance at the $7,500 purse on day 4 of racing,  Dash Sunday!

We would like to thank the Grande Prairie Chuckwagon Heritage Foundation once again for their sponsorship of this Dash for Cash on Sunday at Teepee Creek. Their ongoing efforts have significantly raised the awareness of chuckwagon racing and it's roots in Alberta. Click on their logo to learn a little more of who they are and what they do to preserve our western way of life.

A big thank you to Western Star & Freighliner of GP for their support at this show

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Not only is there a $7,500 Sunday Dash, one very lucky driver will take home a brand new GMC Trophy Truck provided in part by Visa Rentals & Leasing. All he has to do is run faster, harder and cleaner than anyone else. Who will it be? The drivers love the fans and the cheers push them to run harder so bring your quarters, place your bets and as the track announcer, Dennis Hall would say, "Grab the reins and bring your favourite driver home". The GMC trophy truck will be presented to the Teepee Creek Aggregate Champion. Aggregate Champion will be determined by accumulated times after 3 nights of racing.

Who will be our star? It's anyones win!

And, something new this year...

The Shadow Rathole Drilling Drive Safe Award

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With a committment to a superior standard of safety in the workplace, it was a great fit for Shadow Rathole Drilling to team up with the WCA in promoting and encouraging safe, competive driving.  Each night one random heat will be drawn. The driver of that heat with the fastest, penalty free time will receive $250 cash award.

Wagon action starts nightly at 6:30 with WCA thoroughbreds racing at around 7:30 

Day 4

Lane Kimble beats the heat and the competition in the $7500 GPHF Dash Sunday while long time sponsors Ernie & Claudia cheer in the grandstands.

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Lane Kimble and his Mecan Lifestyle sponsor, Ernie Patterson proudly accept the $5000 cheque presented by the Grande Prairie Chuckwagon Heritage Foundation membership.

Top time of the night goes to Eric Rever (Deken Opilfield Transport). Rever finished with a 56.13, slighly ahead of Rick McRorie (Western Star & Freightliner)

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Eric was also the recipient of the $250

Shadow Rathole Drilling Drive Safe Award

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 Rick McRorie finished 2nd spot for the night with a time of 56.62

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Tyson Graham and family along with sponsor Garth Lawrence from Jersey Developments accept the GMC Trophy Truck from both TP Creek Committee and Drew Brocklesby representing Visa Rentals & Leasing.

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Yes! We did it! Wyatt Graham is proud of his daddy.

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Todd McCracken (Lindberg Constructiion) is TP Creek Stampede's newest chariot champion!

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Rick McRorie (Western Star & Freighliner) is presented with the Bruce McAleney Memorial Buckle by Lois McAleney & Family

Day 3

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Mara Graham is daddy's favorite right now! Mara pulled the barrel 1 ball for Tyson this morning for Tyson's race in his $5000 Dash heat tonight

Well it's official. Our 2014 Teepee Creek Stampede Aggregate Show Wagon Champion is Tyson Graham with his Jersey Developments outfit. Congratulations Tyson and sponsor Garth Lawrence! Tyson will take home a GMC Trophy Truck this weekend.

Our 2014 TP Creek Stampede Aggregate Chariot Champion is Todd McCracken & Lindberg Construction. 

Presentations will be made at 6:00 Sunday during grand entry.

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Day 2

The winner of the Shadow Rathole Drilling Award is

Dean Dreger (FOCUS Corp) and although it was a random draw, it was a great choice!

 Dean finished the night in 2nd spot with an incredible time of 55.42.

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Dean Dreger (FOCUS Corp) and his 2nd spot finish!

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 But not to be outdone,  and focused on the prize, Tyson Graham (Jersey Developments) pushed hard kept that top spot for the 2nd night in a row with time to spare. Tyson finished  a full second ahead of Dean Dreger, his nearest competitor.

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 Day 1

Day 1 of racing developed quite nicely for Tyson Graham. Maybe hie is just lucky with that Jersey Developments tarp. Not only was Tyson the recipient of the Shadow Rathole Drilling Safety Award, he placed top spot for the night with a 57.01.With that barrel turn, it's not a suprise. Could be that he may take home that TP Trophy Truck!

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A good run needs a great barrel turn!

But, hold on to your quarters...

Don't count out Rick McRorie & Western Star & Freightliner. Rick is steadliy climbimg up in the standings and tonight's time of 57.32 set in firmly in 2nd spot for the show. He needs a truck. He wants a truck and he's a determined man. 

He could be Teepee Creeks next western star!  

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And speaking of determined guys...

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Todd McCracken wants that Teepee Creek Aggregate Champion Buckle. Tonight on the track he oce again proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. he finished in 1st spot with a time of 55.07, a full 2 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Will we see him sportin' the brand new buckle?

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2014 Past Shows

Look at Rycroft's Race the 8 Chuckwagon Races here

Find the Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons Weekend here

See what happened at Cold Lake Rodeo  here 

Check out  2014 GP Stompede Page here

Find 2014 Tarp Auction Results in the NEWS link on the side menu

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Thousands in the grandstands get a look at the GMC Big Truck!

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 The Western Chuckwgon Association would like to express a
huge thank you once again GMC Canada for their sponsorship and support
in helping to maintain a part of our heritage by promoting
chuckwagon racing. Please support General Motors

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