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      Dawson Creek Exhibition  Wed-Sun, August 6-10, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Happening now...

The 92nd Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

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This is 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 See" show in the Peace. Click on the poster below for complete information on this exciting event.

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At this show, the 2014 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 race day. Truck will be presented on Sunday.

Also happening on Sunday..

$15,000 Dash for Cash Sunday!

Full spectrum Line Locating

With the Dawson Creek Exhibiton setting the standards at a whopping $5000 purse, WCA partner, Tom Dean-Full Spectrum Line Locating has added $10,000 to sweeten the pot. This will be a show to remember. 

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 and take home the $10,000 honey pot. Consolation heats with be $1250.00 each. It's a win no matter where you place!

Wagon action starts nightly at 5:30 and we need our fans. The more you cheer, the faster they run, so come on down.

A very sincere THANK  YOU to Tom & Dale Dean for their generosity in partnering up with the WCA in our efforts to preserve our western heritage and way of life

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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. 

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Check us out in the parade on Saturday. A very special attraction coming!

Day 1

Race video and results posted now!

The first night of racing a Dawson was great. The weather was perfect. Not too hot and not too windy. The drivers showed very well and there were lots of compliments from the fans.

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Photo by Dale Sales

Ron Bolin (Dave Moore Trucking) takes top time of the night with a 1:20.93.

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Photo by Dale Sales

Cody Fraser (Shadow Rathole Drilling), our newest rookie, on his very first race, gives Ron Bolin (Dave Moore Trucking) some serious competition on the track and  takes a 2nd place time for the night. He finished up with a 1:21.15. Cody can thank Nathan Sales for the loan of the wagon.

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Photo by Dale Sales

Also sitting in 2nd spot with Cody Fraser is Sean DeBolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures). Sean ran an exciting race, pacing himself during the first half and coming home STRONG for a winning finish.

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 Photo by Dale Sales

Rick McRorie (Cinch Oilfield Hauling) and Les Rever (Brocor Construction)

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Photo by Dale Sales

Roy Romanow & Mecan Lifestyle / Papa Murphy's Pizza

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Photo by Dale Sales

Day 1 Heat 2. A 4 barrel wagon race is so exciting to watch!

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Photo by Dale Sales
Dean Dreger & FOCUS Corp

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Kelly Somerville & Rebel Rentals

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Photo by Dale Sales
Derek Aebly & RT Rentals

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Day 2

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Photo by Dale Sales

Lane Kimble (Gibson Energy) had serious energy tonight! A great turn and first shot at the rail secured him the top time of the night. He finished with a 1:17.34

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Photo by Dale Sales

Sitting in 2nd spot tonight was Doug Green (Elite Vac & Steam)

Doug finished with a 1:18.58

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Photo by Dale Sales

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Brian Lewis (Northern Mat & Bridge)

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Les Rever (Brocor Construction) & Dean Dreger (FOCUS Corp)

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Ron Bolin (Dave Moore Trucking) & Leo Mitchell (CIMS Energy) 

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Mitch Sutherland in Erik Tremblay's Fluidpro Oilfield Services rig hits the track just ahead of Todd McCracken (Lindberg Construction)

Day 4

2014 Season Champion is Sean DeBolt (Glacier Ridge Ventures)

Congratulations Sean!

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Photo by Dale Sales

Jerry Shaver, from Ken Sargent GMC in Grande Prairie presents a well deserving Sean DeBolt with the keys to a brand new 2015 Trophy Truck. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into winning one of these champion trucks. You should be proud of yourself!

Thank you very much Ken Sargent GMC & Jerry Shaver for all your support!

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Photo by Dale Sales

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Photo by Jo Kimble

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 Brian Lewis & Northern Mat & Bridge

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Photo by Dale Sales 

Day 4 Heat 2

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Evan Magee & Michalchuk Brothers Contracting

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Doug Green (Elite Vac & Steam with a slight lead on Mitch Sutherland, driving Erik Tremblay's Fluidpro Oilfield rig

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Photo by Dale Sales

Cody Fraser & Shadow Rathole Drilling. Look for him in the Sunday Dash

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 Photo by Dale Sales

Rick McRorie (Cinch Oilfield Hauling)

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Photo by Dale Sales

Rookie WCA driver, Cody Fraser dashes to the finish line and takes both the $5000 Full Spectrum Line Locating cheque

Cody Fraser Dash Champ 2014

 ...and the $5000 DCEA cheque.

Congratualtions Cody on your first very successful show.

Very big thank you to both Full Spectrum Line Locating and

the Dawson Creek Exhibition for all their support! 

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Just finished....

Grimshaw's North Peace Stampede

Wagons race nightly Friday through Sunday at 7:00 PM.

Come on down early. Save your spot in the bleachers and check out the midway. Finish off your night with the thunder of the WCA. Bring your quarters. Place your bets. Cheer your man all the way to the finish line.

Thank you to Jo Kimble for all the candid photos at Grimshaw!

More photos coming !!!

Day 3 Grimshaw

Eric Rever & Deken Oilfield Transport adds the title Grimshaw's North Peace Stampede 2014 Chuckwagon Champion to his growing list of wins this year. Congratulations Eric

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On behalf of Marvin Sheehan and  MSS Trucking, Alfred Rasmussen, president of the North Peace Stampede Association, presents Eric Rever (Deken Oilfield Transport) with a $1000 cheque

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Photo by Jo Kimble

The final race to secure the win. The don't always have to be the fastest time of the night, but they sure have to be clean and consistent as Eric clearly proves. Despite his middle of the pack time on day 3, knocked barrels, penalties and no times for other drivers pushed him right to the top. With his top placings in day 1 and 2, a clean run was all he needed

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Photo by Jo Kimble

The WCA breaks in another rookie! Kyla Rever makes her debut as "Holder" for spouse, Les Rever (Advantage North) And she did a heck of a job. With the woman in charge pointing him in the right direction, Les finishes the heat with a time of 1:03.73 and that is a 3rd place spot on Day 3. She's a keeper!

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Photo by Jo Kimble

Looks like these Rever's are going to be a force to be reckoned with!

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Photos by Jo Kimble

For the 2nd year in a row, Todd McCracken (Silvertip Oilfield Services) is crowned Chariot Champion!. It's a tough job running 2 rigs and he did it very well. All season Todd ran a chariot and a chuckwagon.

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He even put his sponsor to work.  Tracy Coulter, Silvertip Oilfield Services can be found at Todd's barn doing just about everything. That is one very special sponsor. Lucky you Todd!  

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Roy Romanow & Lakeside Oilfield Services

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Derek Aebly & Westmax Trucking

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Evan Magee & Brayco Services

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Leo Mitchell & WeGoNorth.com

 

Day 1 Grimshaw

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Photo by Jo Kimble

The weather was perfect and the stands were full. The first night show kinks were worked out and the show went well. 

Day 1 of chariot racing saw rookie driver, Tyler Robinson (Underground Enterprises) outrun 2013 Chariot Champ and current leader in the standings, Todd McCracken (Silvertip Oilfield Services). Despite Todd's best effort, Tyler finished with a 1:01.21, well ahead Todd who took 2nd spot with his time of 1:02.94

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Tyler and Dakota Dreger -Photo by Jo Kimble

..and behind every winner is a good woman showing him how!

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Photo by Jo Kimble

Tyler Robinson (Underground Enterprises) in his pole chariot.

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The dust was flying in the final heat of the night for several of our champions as they took off around the barrels in a very well run final heat. When it all settled, Tyson Graham (Lafarge) finished in 1st place with a 1.03.18 leaving his competitors eating a little dust.

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Lane Kimble (Mecan Lifestyle & Papa Murphy's Pizza)

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Photo by Jo Kimble

Hot on Tyson 's trail, was Les Rever (Advantage North). Les finished the night in 2nd spot with a time of 1:03.29, just slightly behind the 1st place time. 

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First the thunderiing of the hooves....

Then out of the shadows, he came charging down the track.

Erik Tremblay & Torque Industrial

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Kelly Somerville with his Lindberg Construction tarp

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Evan Magee & Brayco Services

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Rick McRorie with his McAleney Racing Team Memorial Tarp

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Blaid Flad (Smash & Sons Contracting)

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Just finished...

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

Look for photos on Facebook

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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

Lane Kimble (Mecan Lifestyle) 

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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2014 Past Shows

Catch up on what happened at Teepee Creek Stampede here

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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 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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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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