Jason Glass is back in the lead at the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede.
Glass rolled to the night’s second fastest time (1:16.89) to grab the No. 1 spot from Troy Dorchester, who had the 20th fastest time during the third night of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association competition.
Despite Dorchester’s 1:18.79 clocking he holds onto second with a three-day time of 3:51.24.
Grande Prairie’s Kelly Sutherland, who hasn’t won Stompede since the 1970s, is in good shape in fourth place at 3:52.19.
He leads a list of local drivers also with a shot at the Happy Trails RV Dash For Cash on Sunday.
Veteran Mike Vigen is seventh (3:53,09; Kirk Sutherland is ninth (3:53.71); and Chanse Vigen is 11th at 3:53.84.
Other locals will fight for day money.
Mark Sutherland is 24th (3:56.68); Rick Fraser is 26th (3:56.79); Mitch Sutherland is 31st (4:00.39); and Cody Fraser is 32nd (4:02.85).
Derek Aebly leads the Western Chuckwagon Association races at 3:53.05 followed by Sean DeBolt (3:54.08); and Rick McRorie (3:55.51).
Lee Adamson is fastest in All Pro Chucks at 3:42.27 followed by Keith Wood (3:45.93) and Louis Johner (3:46.36).
Some Canadian talent is starting to show in the rodeo after American dominance on Thursday.
Luke Butterfield of Ponoka had an 85.5 to take the lead in saddle bronc; Cranna Roberts of Lacombe is fastest in ladies barrels at 16.026; Kody Lamb leads bareback with an 85.5; Jordan Hansen is tops in bulls with an 84.5; Rhen Richard is No. 1 in tie down roping at 8.5; Tanner Milan leads steer wrestling at 4.3: and Garret Rogers and Jacob Minor are ahead in team roping at 4.9.
Action continues Saturday with the rodeo getting underway at 1 p.m. and the evening show at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at www.gpstompede.com