First-year driver takes CPCA title in Lloydminster

The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association wrapped up its 2018 season this past weekend in Lloydminster at the Denham Ram Tough CPCA Finals.

At stake was the final dash for cash to determine the winner for the season. In that final chuckwagon race of the season Sunday, it was Dale Mitsuing of Loon Lake winning for Val’s Drilling with a time of 1:16.65.

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Kris Molle was second for PWM Steel at 1:16.81, third was Cando’s Todd Baptiste for SORE Oilfield at 1:17.69, and St. Walburg’s Jamie Laboucane drew up the rear for Davco Welding at 1:17.81.

Mitsuing becomes the first rookie driver in the history of the CPCA to win the dash for cash in the finals. The team’s winning outriders were Darren Mitsuing and Tyson Whitehead.

The event at the Lloyd Ex grounds wraps up a season that started in North Battleford in early June. Saskatchewan stops included Onion Lake, Little Pine, Poundmaker and Turtleford.  

Results from all the races throughout the season determined who would be the final four on championship Sunday. 

Overall driver standings for the year had seen Molle top the field with 1,103 points, followed by Laboucane at 1,091.5, Baptiste at 1,060 and Mitsuing at 1,055.5. Those four made it into the final dash for cash race Sunday.

The outriders standings saw Logan Pethick finish first for the season with 8,815.5 points, followed by Tyler McKenzie at 8,204.5 and Tyson Whitehead at 7,287.

While Mitsuing won the biggest prize at stake in Lloydminster, it was Dallas Dyck of Precision Contracting who took the aggregate championship of the event. Racing for Precision Contracting, Dyck’s wagon posted a four-day time of 5:15.40.



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