Day 2 – 2011 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship – Bonnyville, AB


August 5, 2011 –  
It was a beautiful 20°C and partly cloudy skies in Bonnyville for night 2 of the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship. The races were fantastic once again in front of a capacity crowd, and Mike Vigen emerged as the top wagon on the night after a track record run.

Coming off barrel number 4 in heat number 4, Vigen, driving the Hamel’s meat Market outfit posted a record time of 1:15.21 and placed first overall for the day by 32 one-hundreds of a second over Grant Profit who placed second on the night. Kelly Sutherland, Luke Tournier and Mark Sutherland rounded out the top five on the night. Vigen’s 1:15.21 beat Rick Fraser’s track record run on opening night by 90 one-hundreds of a second.

After two runs, Grant Profit, driving the Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. outfit, sits first overall with a 2-day combined time of 2:32.65. He sits 16 one-hundreds of a second ahead of Luke Tournier, followed by Kelly Sutherland, Mike Vigen and Jason Glass. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Sunday’s run will be declared the champion of the 2011 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship.

Day 3 of the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship from Bonnyville can be heard live on Saturday, August 6 starting at 7:00pm on Classic Country AM1060 out of Calgary, 890AM CJDC out of Dawson Creek and 99.7 FM The Wolf out of Bonnyville.

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Day 2 Results
Rank Driver Sponsor Total Time
1 Mike Vigen * Hamel’s Meat Market 1:15.21
2 Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. 1:15.53
3 Kelly Sutherland Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. 1:15.81
4 Luke Tournier Site Energy Services Ltd. 1:16.42
5 Mark Sutherland Apex Distribution 1:16.77
6 John Walters TICA Enterprises Ltd. 1:16.81
7 Colt Cosgrave Myshak Crane & Rigging 1:16.86
8 Codey McCurrach CE Franklin Ltd. 1:16.87
9/10 Reg Johnstone Kal Tire 1:16.99
9/10 Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. 1:16.99