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      Grande Prairie Stompede, Wed-Sun, May 25-29, 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 93rd  Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition

It's all over now.

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This is one of the biggest show the WCA performs at and it is the last show on our season tour. It is an incredible show and truly a "Fall Fair". There is a huge variety of exhibits and they are outstanding. There are animals of all kinds.  There is so much to see and do that this is the one "Must Do' event Peace Country. Click on the logo above for complete information on this exciting event.

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A very sincere THANK  YOU to Tom & Dale Dean from Full Spectrum Line Locating for their generosity in partnering up with the WCA in our efforts to preserve our western heritage and way of life. Check themout. Click on the logo.

At this show, the 2015 Tour Champion will be presented with the  Ken Sargent GMC Trophy Truck. The winner will be the driver that has placed top spot in the Season Standings. Points are calculated all the way up to and including Saturday night races. Truck will be presented on Sunday.

Also happening Sunday....

$7500.00 DCEA Final Heat Dash for Cash

20 drivers will be competing for 4 days to accumulate the fastest total time. The top 4 drivers in the aggregate will be given a chance to cross the finish line first in the final heat and take home the $7500 honey pot. Consolation heats with be dash also. It's a win no matter where you place!

Wagon action starts nightly at 5:30, Wednesday through Sunday.

We need our fans. The more you cheer, the faster they run, so grab your quarters and come on down.

There is more!

Track announcer, Dennis Hall and a number of wagon drivers will be participating in the Exceptional Rodeo on Thursday. There's room in the grandstands, so come on down and watch the entertainment. Everyone welcome.

Check us out in the parade on Friday AND

Come on down to the Pancake Breakfast at the Co-op on Saturday from 8-11 A.M. to listen to the music of Night Sounds (Dennis Hall, Angus McDonald, &  Phil Stefanyk) while you enjoy your breakfast, then come cheer for the WCA drivers in the Encana sponsored Race Against Hunger at 11:00 AM inside the Co-op Grocery Store.

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See you there! 

Day 5 of the Exhibition

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Jerry Shaver, Ken Sargent GMC's award winning salesman presents our 2015 GMC Pro Tour Champion, Sean Debolt with his brand new trophy truck in front of 5000+ cheering fans. Congratulations again Sean!

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Sean Debolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures) wins the Dash!

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Presenting the cheque to Sean is DCEA President, Connie Patterson and director, Joanne Nelson. Enjoying the soptlight with Sean is his wife, Danette and their little girl.  

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It was an exciting race.

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Day 4 of the Exhibition

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Another great season almost over. Today the grandstands were packed. It was the final day for season points for the drivers. 

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We have a champion. Sean DeBolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures) takes home a brand new 2016 GMC Trophy Truck tomorrow! Congratulations Sean!

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Taking best time today was Dean Dreger (WSP Canada) in Heat 4. Dean crossed the finish line with a time of 1:15.02. An excellent run for Dean and well ahead of everyone else.

Qualifying for Sunday's DCEA sponsored $7500 Dash for Cash is..

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Doug Green & Avenge Energy Services

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Rick McRorie & Shadow Rathole Drilling

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Ron Bolin & Northern Mat & Bridge

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 and of course, our 2015 champion Sean DeBolt.

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Heat 1 tight to the track.

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Dennis Hall, Angus McDonald and Phil Stefanyk once again out entertaining fans at the Dawson Co-op Pancake Breakfast.

The Encana sponsored Race Against Hunger Event 

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The McRorie Marauders take on the Lighning DeBolts in a grudge match stemming from last year where Sean DeBolt slaughtered Rick right in these very aisles and took the cup! When Rick heard the event was going again this year, word has it that he said "New Team. New Name. That Lighning DeBolt will never strike again!"   

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  The sound of the horn and the Lighting Debolt struck! He made the barrel first after causing a wagon intereference that left the Mauraders trailing behind. No penalty assessed so there was no stopping him. In the end, Sean lost his cup but mashed the Marauders again so we look forward to another grudge match!  

Day 3 of the Exhibition

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Erik Tremblay  (Torque Industrial) takes top spot day money!  It was an instant start for Erik.

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He led the pack around the track just like he did the night before,

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and pushed his team hard to keep the lead and tonight it paid off. Erik took a time of 1:16.73. Congratulations Erik! Great racing.

Kelly Somerville

A good race day for Kelly Somerville (Schoendorfer Pressure Testing) also. Kelly's time of 1:17.50 put him in 2nd spot for the night.

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Just a quick check over the shoulder down the homestretch can be very motivating! Great run Kelly.

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Right behind Kelly was Dayton Sutherland (Underground Enterprises). Dayton's 3rd place time was a 1:17.92.

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When you're training comes from a champion like Kelly Sutherland, you are bound to succeed. Nice job Dayton.

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Les Rever (Attack Oilfield Services & Derek Aebly (Horizon Hauling) challenging each other on the back stretch! 

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In 4th place was Dean Dreger (WSP Canada).

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He was challenged by Rick McRorie (Shadow Rathole Drilling) all the way around the track but he held his own and finished a hairs width ahead of Rick with a time of 1:16.06. rick's finished time was a 1:18.16. it was chuckwagon racing at it's best! 

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In every heat, the drivers were side by side to the track! 

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WCA support staff showed off the 2015 GMC Trophy Truck and Eric Rever's Deken Oilfield Transport chuckwagon in the parade on Friday morning to about 15,000 local residents.

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Announcer Dennis Hall, entertained the crowd along the parade route

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Driving the truck was Judge, Rod Salmond.

Day 2 of the Exhibition

Even though it rained most of the day, the DCEA crew worked hard on the track and the steady effort paid off. It was in very good shape by the time we had to race. Drivers were exceptionally tight at both the start and the finish of the race  and from the grandstands it was exciting to watch. Times were a little slower due to the  heavy track but all went well. 

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Topping the chart tonight was 2015 4 time Aggregate Champion, Eric Rever & Deken Oilfield Transport. Eric crossed the finish line 2nd, just behind Cody Fraser (Halwa Electrical Solutions), but another knocked barrel for Fraser took him out of the day money, leaving Eric to claim the 1st place day money  with his time of 1:20.72 

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 Right behind Rever was Ron Bolin (Northern Mat & Bridge) Ron's time of 1:20.84 put him 2nd for the night BUT top spot in the Aggregate. Ron is currently 2 full seconds ahead of 2nd place aggregate driver, Sean DeBolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures)

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3rd and 4th day money went to Dean Dreger (WSP Canada) and Rick McRorie (Shadow Rathole Drilling) respectively. They turned their barrels at the same time.

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They hit the track together, pushed each other hard all the way around...

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...and almost crossed the finish line together. It was a photo finish race! Dean took 3rd with a 1:21.22 and Rick was barely behind him with a 1:21.28. It was one to remember.

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Heat 3 all took the track at the same time tonight.

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And heat 2 was no different.

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Another great night of racing. Most of the heats were neck in neck racing and we missed the rain!

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Eric Rever (Deken Oilfield Transport),

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Ron Bolin (Northern Mat & Bridge)

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Sean DeBolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures)

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and Cody Fraser (Halwa Electrical Solutions) all hit the track at the same time going for the rail. 

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It was a tight race all the way, each driver fighting for the lead,

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but Ron Bolin pulled ahead at the last little bit, crossing the line first in the heat and taking top spot for the night with a time of 1:16.27, leaving Sean Debolt 2nd spot both in the heat and for the night. Sean finished with a time of 1:16.69

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 Despite eating a little dust racing to the track, it was a good night for Doug Green (Avenge Energy Services) Doug caught up and passed several of his competitors, finishing with 3rd overall time of 1:17.13

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But there was no catching up to Dean Dreger (WSP Canada).

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Dean finished well ahead of his competitors with a time of 1:15.96 but unfortunately a missed barrel cause him a little grief.

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Rick McRorie (Shadow Rathole Drilling) did give Doug and Dean some strong competition tonight around the backstretch. He finished with a time of 1:18.35

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It was not the best race Lane Kimble (Gibson Energy) has ever run. he ate a little dust all the way around the track, not a spot you usually see him in.

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Neck and neck to the track for heat 3

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and a close race all the way to the finish line.

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Blaid Flad (Compass Access Solutions)

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Dayton Sutherland (Underground Enterprises)

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Erik Tremblay (Torque Industrial)

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Brian Lewis (Outlaw Construction)

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Heat 2 on the homestretch

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Danel King (Dawson Creek Exhibition)

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 Nothing was stopping Roy Romanow (Aitken Buick Steaming 2003). Roy crossed the finish line first in his heat but a little back luck with a knocked barrel left him in the bottom half of the standings for the day.

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 A very big THANK YOU to Jo Kimble and Dale Sales for taking all the photos this year. Great job and you are appreciated!

PREVIOUS SHOWS THIS 2015 YEAR

Check out the North Peace Stampede at Grimshaw here

See what happened at the Manning Rodeo here

Look here for the an update on the TP Creek Stampede

Here is the Rio Grande Canada Day Rodeo

Find out all about the GRV Race the 8 at Rycroft here

Here you can find the Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons page

Check out the GP Stompede page here

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Take a minute to look through the driver profiles and check out their sponsors, then take a loook at our sponsor page. Please support these businesses. They bring these events, and more, to your community.

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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
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in the efforts to preserve this sport and we would like to extend
our appreciation to each and every one of them
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