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Salmond leads after night one at WPCA chuckwagon tour in Medicine Hat

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Barry Hodgson races to the finish line in the fourth heat of the first night of the half-mile of hell in Medicine Hat Thursday. Barry Hodgson races to the finish line in the fourth heat of the first night of the half-mile of hell in Medicine Hat Thursday. Photo by Rose Sanchez

After one weekend off, the WPCA GMC Pro Tour resumed on Thursday night with the running of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Track conditions were perfect and the races were run under sunny skies and a very warm 24°C. Grant Profit came into this year's event as the defending Medicine Hat champion, but it was Evan Salmond who opened up the show with the top time of 1:00.48.

Coming off barrel number 3 in heat number 9, Salmond, driving the Phoenix Oilfield Rentals Ltd. outfit placed first overall for the day by 49 one-hundreds of a second over former Ponoka Stampede champion Doug Irvine who placed 2nd overall for the night also from the barrel number 3 position. Obrey Motowylo, Colt Cosgrave and Kirk Sutherland rounded out the top 5 for the night.

The top 3 drivers in the aggregate after Saturday night will go into Sunday's winner-take-all championship final heat. Winner of Sunday's final wins the 2012 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Championship.

      Day 1 Results 
      Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
      1 Evan Salmond Phoenix Oilfield Rentals Ltd. 1:00.49
      2 Doug Irvine B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. 1:00.98
      3 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:01.15
      4 Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & RV 1:01.65
      5 Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation 1:01.73
      6 Rick Fraser Hellfire Suppression Services 1:01.77
      7 Jason Glass World Financial Group 1:01.82
      8 Kurt Bensmiller Eco Fuel Saver 1:01.92
      9 Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies  1:01.98
      10 Luke Tournier Porter & MacLean Livestock Management 1:02.03
      11 Mark Sutherland FOCUS Surveyors 1:02.05
      12 Dave Galloway CSI Canada Safety 1:02.07
      13 Mitch Sutherland Pajak Engineering  Ltd. 1:02.23
      14 Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems 1:02.36
      15 Troy Dorchester LaFarge Canada Ltd. 1:02.37
      16 Cody Ridsdale Essential Coil & Stimulation Services 1:02.40
      17 Chanse Vigen Dynamic Industrial Solutions 1:02.43
      18 Jerry Bremner WAV Inspection Ltd. 1:02.46
      19 Barry Hodgson Roadtrek 1:02.47
      20 Codey McCurrach Enerplus 1:02.48
      21 Chad Harden Baker Hughes 1:02.72
      22 Hugh Sinclair Baron Oilfield Supply 1:02.82
      23 John Walters Sienna Concracting 1:02.84
      24 Cliff Cunningham Regulator's Oil Field Hauling Ltd. 1:03.06
      25 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. 1:03.13
      26 Reg Johnstone Weir Construction 1:03.36
      27 Darcy Flad Medicine Hat New Holland 1:03.71
      28 Kelly Sutherland Tervita 1:04.19
      29 Logan Gorst Logan's Heroes 1:04.21
      30 Mike Vigen Zedcor 1:04.85
      31 Jason Johnstone Alberta 1 Call 1:05.34
      32 Tim Haroldson Davis GMC Buick 1:06.68
      33 Jordie Fike Penn West Exploration 1:07.31
      34 Gary Gorst HJR Asphalt Partnership 1:07.35
      35 Layne MacGilIivray Jacar Energy Services 1:07.75
      36 Roger Moore Rusway Construction Ltd. 1:08.58

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