WPCA Tarp Auction Results

By BILLY MELVILLE

The second chuckwagon canvas auction for the 2017 professional chuckwagon season took place at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino for the bulk of the 2017 WPCA Pro Tour on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Prime advertising space on the chuckwagons of the best 37 chuckwagon drivers in the world today was available at stops in Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, High River, Bonnyville, Strathmore, Dawson Creek and Rocky Mountain House.

Although loyal tarp sponsors continued to support their favorite drivers and new companies got involved, economic challenges took  The overall total of  the sale was down $81,700.00 over the same eight locations in 2016. 37 drivers were auctioned off as Layne Bremner has decided to retire following the 2017 Ponoka Stampede and will be replaced for the remainder of the year by 3rd generation driver Blaid Flad. 2016 WPCA Top Rookie Driver Cody Fraser will not be competing in 2017.

The final sale of the year will be for the Ponoka Stampede on May 5, 2017.

The first stop on the WPCA Pro Tour will go in Grande Prairie, Alberta from May 31 – June 4, 2017 with the running of the Grande Prairie Stompede.

Grande Prairie Stompede
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Chanse VigenDriving Force$7,750.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$7,500.00
L. MacGillivrayCascade Energy Services$7,500.00
Kurt BensmillerTrans Peace Construction Ltd.$7,000.00
Mark SutherlandNordic Energy$7,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$6,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$5,750.00
Kelly SutherlandCIMS Corp$5,500.00
Dustin GorstGrande Prairie Airport$5,500.00
Luke TournierBarrack Energy Services$5,000.00
Codey McCurrachWorldwide Matrix Inc.$5,000.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$5,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$5,000.00
Troy DorchesterPureChem Services$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Dayton SutherlandJP Outpost$5,000.00
Gary GorstNorthstar Hydrovac Inc.$4,500.00
Logan GorstHappy Trails RV$4,250.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$4,000.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$4,000.00
Chad HardenSpartan Controls$4,000.00
Mike VigenKeddies Tack & Western Wear$4,000.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$4,000.00
Jordie FikeH & M Meats$4,000.00
Ross KnightInitial Industries Ltd.$4,000.00
Curtis MorinGrande Prairie Stompede$4,000.00
Roger MooreAFD Petroleum$3,500.00
Jim KnightGrande Prairie Stompede$3,500.00
Darcy FladHappy Trails RV$3,250.00
Colt CosgraveVJV Beaverlodge – Vold, Jones Vold Auctions$3,000.00
Cody RidsdaleTriple K Oilfield Services$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Chad FikeBig Hill Services$2,500.00
Layne BremnerGrande Prairie Stompede$2,500.00
Blaid Flad
Total Amount Bid$162,000.00
Average Bid$4,500.00
Median Bid$4,125.00
High Bid$7,750.00
Low Bid$2,500.00
2016 Total$180,000.00
Difference Over 2016-$18,000.00

 

Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$7,500.00
Gary GorstHJR Asphalt$6,000.00
Logan GorstBCDR Mechanical Repair Services$5,000.00
Dustin GorstAshley Richards Memorial$5,000.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$4,000.00
Ross KnightWinacott Equipment Group$4,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$3,750.00
Luke TournierTrail Appliances Ltd.$3,250.00
Colt CosgraveFriends of CC$3,250.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$3,000.00
Mark SutherlandSaskatoon Rush$3,000.00
Chad HardenImage Distributors$3,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Kurt BensmillerFriends of George Normand$2,500.00
Codey McCurrachKing Oilfield Contracting Inc.$2,500.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Kelly SutherlandFriends of the King$2,500.00
Mike VigenSaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Chad FikeBig Hill Services$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,500.00
Chanse VigenDriving Force$2,500.00
Troy DorchesterDorchester Racing$2,500.00
Cody RidsdaleSaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Jordie FikeFriends of Jordie Fike$2,500.00
Darcy FladXY Bar Ranches$2,500.00
Layne BremnerSskatoon Races$2,500.00
Layne MacGillivraySaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Curtis MorinSaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Jim KnightSaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandSaskatoon Races$2,500.00
Blaid Flad
Total Amount Bid$114,250.00
Average Bid$3,173.61
Median Bid$2,500.00
High Bid$7,500.00
Low Bid$2,500.00
2016 Total$123,000.00
Difference Over 2016-$8,750.00

 

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Troy DorchesterLaFarge Canada Ltd.$5,000.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Layne MacGillivrayJacar Energy Services$5,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$4,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$3,750.00
Colt CosgraveFriends of CC$3,250.00
Codey McCurrachAdventure Enterprises$3,000.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$3,000.00
Chad HardenRed Velvet Hair & Body Boutique$3,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Chad FikeSun City Ford$2,750.00
Jordie FikeWeir Construction$2,750.00
Luke TournierPerlich Bros Auction Market Ltd.$2,500.00
Kurt BensmillerFriends of George Normand$2,500.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Mark SutherlandBushape Supervision$2,500.00
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$2,500.00
Kelly SutherlandFriends of the King$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Chanse VigenDriving Force$2,500.00
Dustin GorstBlackjack Livstock Co.$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandBushape Supervision$2,500.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$2,250.00
Gary GorstMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Logan GorstMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Mike VigenMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Evan SalmondMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Cody RidsdaleMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Darcy FladXY Bar Ranches$2,000.00
Layne BremnerMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Ross KnightMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Curtis MorinMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Jim KnightMedicine Hat Exhibition$2,000.00
Blaid Flad
Total Amount Bid$98,750.00
Average Bid$2,743.06
Median Bid$2,500.00
High Bid$5,000.00
Low Bid$2,000.00
2016 Total$103,000.00
Difference Over 2016-$4,250.00

 

Guy Weadick Days
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$6,000.00
Jordie FikeShawne Excavating & Trucking Ltd.$6,000.00
Layne MacGillivrayWrangler Rentals$6,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Mark SutherlandVillage Lane Dental$4,500.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$4,000.00
Chad HardenSpartan Controls$4,000.00
Kelly SutherlandEagle Builders$4,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$4,000.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$4,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$4,000.00
Chad FikeESC Group$4,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$3,750.00
Colt CosgraveHigh River Autoplex & RV$3,500.00
Luke TournierNational Motor Coach$3,000.00
Kurt BensmillerFriends of George Normand$3,000.00
Codey McCurrachAdventure Enterprises$3,000.00
Troy DorchesterPureChem Services$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Gary GorstTCB Trailer Service$2,500.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$2,500.00
Mike VigenGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,500.00
Chanse VigenDriving Force$2,500.00
Dustin GorstBlackjack Livstock Co.$2,500.00
Cody RidsdaleGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Darcy FladXY Bar Ranches$2,500.00
Layne BremnerGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Ross KnightGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Curtis MorinGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Jim KnightGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Logan GorstGuy Weadick Days$2,500.00
Blaid Flad
Total Amount Bid$117,750.00
Average Bid$3,270.83
Median Bid$3,000.00
High Bid$6,000.00
Low Bid$2,500.00
2016 Total$131,250.00
Difference Over 2016-$14,000.00

 

Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$10,500.00
Logan GorstFlashpoint Electric Inc.$8,000.00
Layne MacGillivrayCougar Fuels$7,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$6,000.00
Chanse VigenTriple M Plumbing$6,000.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$6,000.00
Kurt BensmillerFriends of George Normand$5,500.00
Dustin GorstUnited Travel$5,000.00
Troy DorchesterLaFarge Canada Ltd.$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Luke TournierNOVA Mechanical Systems$4,500.00
Gary GorstNCSG/Scorpion Industries$4,000.00
Chad Harden Xtreme Oilfield Technology$4,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$4,000.00
Ross KnightThe Kidz Wagon$4,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$3,750.00
Jordie FikeBonnyville Home Hardware$3,750.00
Colt CosgraveFriends of CC$3,250.00
Codey McCurrachZiegler’s Oilfield Consulting Ltd.$3,000.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$3,000.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Blaid FladCompass Access Solutions Ltd.$3,000.00
Chad FikeMHK Insurance$2,750.00
Darcy FladMavericks Pub$2,750.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Mark SutherlandBPRCA$2,500.00
Kelly SutherlandFriends of the King$2,500.00
Mike VigenBPRCA$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamRon May Consulting$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,500.00
Cody RidsdaleBPRCA$2,500.00
Curtis MorinBPRCA$2,500.00
Jim KnightBPRCA$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandBPRCA$2,500.00
Layne Bremner
Total Amount Bid$140,750.00
Average Bid$3,909.72
Median Bid$3,125.00
High Bid$10,500.00
Low Bid$2,500.00
2016 Total$153,000.00
Difference Over 2016-$12,250.00

 

Strathmore Stampede
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Layne MacGillivrayBreakaway Industries$6,750.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$6,000.00
Mark SutherlandJesco Electric$5,750.00
Luke TournierBumper To Bumper$5,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$5,000.00
Troy DorchesterTeam Rig & Supply$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Jordie FikeBro-Tech Plumbing & Heating$4,500.00
Kurt BensmillerLeague Projects$4,250.00
Kelly SutherlandEagle Builders$4,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$4,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$4,000.00
Logan GorstChariot Express$3,750.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$3,500.00
Blaid FladCompass Access Solutions Ltd.$3,250.00
Codey McCurrachSirius Instrumentation and Controls Inc.$3,000.00
Chad HardenImage Distributors$3,000.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$3,000.00
Chad FikeBig Hill Services$3,000.00
Colt CosgraveHigh River Autoplex & RV$3,000.00
Dustin GorstBlackjack Livestock Co.$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Gary GorstTCB Trailer Service$2,500.00
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,500.00
Chanse VigenDriving Force$2,500.00
Cody RidsdaleBarbee Jay Supplies$2,500.00
Darcy FladPinnacle Medicle Centre$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandSweet Cheeks$2,500.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,250.00
Mike VigenStrathmore Stampede$2,250.00
Ross KnightStrathmore Stampede$2,250.00
Curtis MorinStrathmore Stampede$2,250.00
Jim KnightStrathmore Stampede$2,250.00
Layne Bremner
Total Amount Bid$122,000.00
Average Bid$3,388.89
Median Bid$3,000.00
High Bid$6,750.00
Low Bid$2,250.00
2016 Total$126,000.00
Difference Over 2016-$4,000.00

 

Battle of the North
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$6,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$6,000.00
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$6,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$5,750.00
Codey McCurrachSirius Instrumentation and Controls Inc.$5,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$5,000.00
Dustin GorstGrande Prairie Airport$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Layne MacGillivrayCascade Energy Services$5,000.00
Luke TournierKeddies Tack & Western Wear$4,750.00
Dayton SutherlandMidwest Pipelines Inc.$4,500.00
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$4,250.00
Blaid FladCompass Access Solutions Ltd.$4,250.00
Kurt BensmillerFriends of George Normand$4,000.00
Kelly SutherlandHappy Trails RV$4,000.00
Chanse VigenDriving Force$4,000.00
Ross KnightInitial Industries Ltd.$4,000.00
Gary GorstNorthstar Hydrovac Inc.$3,500.00
Troy DorchesterPureChem Services$3,500.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,500.00
Jordie FikeRafter G Land & Cattle$3,500.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$3,250.00
Colt CosgraveFriends of CC$3,250.00
Chad HardenBorek Construction$3,000.00
Cody RidsdaleDND Electric$3,000.00
Curtis MorinNorthwest Cattle Co.$3,000.00
Logan GorstHappy Trails RV$2,750.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Mark SutherlandFallin Timber Farms$2,500.00
Mike VigenBriar Ridge Farms$2,500.00
Cliff CunninghamMicarna Oilfield$2,500.00
Chad FikeOLS Tubs$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,500.00
Darcy FladXY Bar Ranches$2,500.00
Jim KnightDawson Creek Exhibition$2,500.00
Layne Bremner
Total Amount Bid$134,750.00
Average Bid$3,743.06
Median Bid$3,500.00
High Bid$6,000.00
Low Bid$2,500.00
2016 Total$141,500.00
Difference Over 2016-$6,750.00

 

Battle of the Rockies
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Obrey MotowyloH & E Oilfield Services Ltd.$7,000.00
Kurt BensmillerNexSource Power Inc.$5,000.00
Troy DorchesterEldorado Pressure$5,000.00
Mitch SutherlandGMC Dealers of Alberta$5,000.00
Layne MacGillivrayRai-Lynn Trucking$5,000.00
John WaltersBJ Enterprises$4,800.00
Luke TournierVold Jones Vold Auction Co.$4,750.00
Codey McCurrachKing Oilfield Contracting Inc.$4,000.00
Chad HardenJa-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd.$4,000.00
Kelly SutherlandEagle Builders$4,000.00
Jason GlassGlass Racing$4,000.00
Rick FraserPentastar Group of Companies$4,000.00
Doug IrvineB & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd.$4,000.00
Cliff CunninghamLindale Truck Service$4,000.00
Kirk SutherlandEMCO Corporation$3,750.00
Mark SutherlandFriends of Sutherland Racing$3,500.00
Logan GorstSpeight Construction$3,500.00
Chanse VigenFriends of Chanse Vigen$3,500.00
Dustin GorstBlackjack Livestock Co.$3,500.00
Colt CosgraveFriends of CC$3,250.00
Chad FikeBig Hill Services$3,000.00
Troy FladIronwood Building Corp.$3,000.00
Blaid FladCompass Access Solutions Ltd.$3,000.00
Cody RidsdaleHalf Fast Consulting$2,750.00
Ross KnightHenry’s Western Wear$2,750.00
Gary GorstRMCA$2,500.00
Vern NolinNolin Racing$2,500.00
Roger MooreRusway Construction Ltd.$2,500.00
Mike VigenRMCA$2,500.00
Jordie FikeFriends of Jordie Fike$2,500.00
Darcy FladXY Bar Ranches$2,500.00
Curtis MorinRMCA$2,500.00
Jim KnightKrabben Farms$2,500.00
Dayton SutherlandRMCA$2,500.00
Evan SalmondSalmond Racing$2,000.00
Layne Bremner
Total Amount Bid$124,550.00
Average Bid$3,459.72
Median Bid$3,500.00
High Bid$7,000.00
Low Bid$2,000.00
2016 Total$140,750.00
Difference Over 2016-$16,200.00