Days of Thunder
The CPCA Pro Tour made a stop nestled in the Blue Hills in Little Pine, SK. We were exposed to every type of weather from hot and +28 to a little rain and an amazing Thunder and Lightning Show to +15 with a cold wind. Thru it all we had 4 great days of racing. Our dedicated CPCA fans stuck it out until the very end. For the drivers that did not compete in Calgary Thursday at 6:30 couldn’t come fast enough but for the drivers that were in Calgary it was a fairly quick turn-around but any driver/outrider will tell you there is never a bad time to hit the track.
Day 1 saw Ray Mitsuing with his Sunridge RV/Greenlight Auto outfit take top time stopping the clock at 114.21. Jamie Laboucane and his Davco rig came in second with Brad McMann and Bioclean Disaster Services rounding out the top 3.
Day 2, Todd Baptiste and his S.O.R.E Oilfield outfit took top time going two wide with a blistering time of 113.10. Dallas Dyck and Classic Builders was second and BJ Carey with Ozone Oilfield Services took third place.
Day 3 went like this. Top time of the night and the fastest time of the show was done by Jamie Laboucane and Davco with a 112.79. Once again Dallas Dyck and Classic Builders was second with Todd Baptiste and S.O.R.E Oilfield settling for third.
Jamie Laboucane along with Outriders Tyler Mckenzie and Logan Pethick won the Aggregate after 3 days and the stage was set for the Dash for Cash to take place on Sunday. There were no points on the line but there was money up for the winner of each heat including the top money for the winner of Heat 10. BJ Carey came off of barrel 1, Ray Mitsuing off of 2 and Jamie Laboucane had to settle for barrel 3. BJ made a great turn off the one and held the rail the whole way but Ray Mitsuing went around two wide to take the win and Jamie had to settle for third. It was a great driven race by all three drivers.
We saw quite a shuffle in the Driver Standings after 4 days of racing. Kris Molle took the lead with Todd Baptiste sitting second, BJ Carey moved up to third and Jamie Laboucane rounds out the top four. The standings right down to 15th are some of the tightest we have saw in several years which is great for our association. It means that on any given night there are several guys capable of placing in the top 10 and as a competitor and spectator that is exactly what you want. For all the latest results and standings please go to www.cpcaracing.com
We would like to thank Carl Kennedy and all of the volunteers in Little Pine for your hard work and dedication to try and make each year a little bigger and better. Thank you to all the fans who came out.
Next stop is just down the road from Little Pine at Poundmaker Cree Nation. This is about the only time a person can say it takes longer to pack up then it does to drive to the next show because Little Pine and Poundmaker are about 10 min apart. This will mark our first year on the brand new track. As I drove by there this past weekend it looked like a great setting for Chuckwagon Races, so fans come on out and support this community.
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Until next time Fans,
By Wendy Phipps
“On the Road with Wendy”