Ponoka Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction Results


The final chuckwagon canvas auction for 2012 took place for one of chuckwagon racing’s premier events – the Ponoka Stampede – on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Stagecoach Saloon on the Ponoka Stampede grounds in Ponoka, Alberta. Prime advertising space on the wagons of the best 36 chuckwagon drivers in the world today on chuckwagon racing predominant racing circuit sold for a whopping $497,500.00 – the second highest total in Ponoka Stampede history.


The 36 drivers that will compete at the 2012 Ponoka Stampede got an overall raise of $85,000.00 over the 2011 total of $412,500.00. For the third consecutive year the Ponoka Stampede sale was the highest of all of the shows that will comprise the 2012 WPCA GMC Pro Tour.


Defending and eight-time Ponoka Stampede Champion Kelly Sutherland was the high bid at $30,000.00, up $6,000.00 over 2011’s top bid of $24,000.00. The average bid was $13,819.44 up $2,361.11 from $11,458.33 in 2011, with the median bid at $14,000.00 being up $5,000.00 from $9,000.00 in 2011.


The first stop on the WPCA GMC Pro Tour will go in Grande Prairie, Alberta from May 23 – 27, 2012 with the running of the Grande Prairie Stompede.


Billy Melville


2012 Ponoka Stampede Canvas Auction Results



Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Kelly Sutherland Tervita $30,000.00
Jerry Bremner MPI Oilfield Inc. $28,000.00
Obrey Motowylo H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. $24,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller ECO Fuel Saver $23,000.00
Jason Glass World Financial Group $20,000.00
Chad Harden Image Distributors $18,000.00
Codey McCurrach Enerplus Corporation $18,000.00
Grant Profit Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. $18,000.00
Hugh Sinclair Friends of Sinclair Racing $18,000.00
Rick Fraser Hellfire Suppression Services $18,000.00
Troy Dorchester Lafarge Canada Ltd. $18,000.00
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. $17,000.00
Cody Ridsdale Mustang Controls $16,000.00
Layne MacGillivray ATB Financial $16,000.00
Rae Croteau Jr. TOMCO Group of Companies $16,000.00
Evan Salmond Phoenix Oilfield Rentals Ltd. $15,000.00
Kirk Sutherland EMCO Corporation $15,000.00
Barry Hodgson Roadtrek $14,000.00
Troy Flad Ironwood Building Systems $14,000.00
Mark Sutherland Friends of Sutherland Racing $13,000.00
Tim Haroldson T & M Racing $13,000.00
Colt Cosgrave High River Autoplex & Rv $11,000.00
Darcy Flad Summer Send Off Musical Festival $10,000.00
Luke Tournier Crystal Kids $10,000.00
Chanse Vigen Cinch Oilfield Hauling Ltd. $9,000.00
Cliff Cunningham Regulators Oilfield $9,000.00
Mitch Sutherland Red Deer Motors $9,000.00
Jordie Fike Eagle Builders LP $8,000.00
Reg Johnstone Calnash Trucking $7,000.00
John Walters Double W Ranch $6,500.00
Logan Gorst Cinch Jeans & Shirts $6,500.00
Mike Vigen White Owl Whisky By Highwood Distillers $6,500.00
Gary Gorst Old West Jama Corporation $6,000.00
Jason Johnstone VJV Livestock Auction $6,000.00
Dave Galloway CSI Canada Safety $5,500.00
Roger Moore Ron May Consulting $5,500.00
  Total Amount Bid $497,500.00
  Average Bid $13,819.44
  Median Bid $14,000.00
  High Bid $30,000.00
  Low Bid $5,500.00


Source: WPCA