Drivers

Mark Sutherland
Name
 

Birth Date: February 24, 1971
Year Started Outriding: 1987
Year Started Driving: 1993
Hometown: Okotoks, AB
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 8
WINS: 1

World Professional Standings

2016 - 7th
2015 - 14th   
2014 - 15th
2013 - 15th
2012 - 12th
2011 - 7th
2010 - 17th
2009 - 8th
2008 - 10th
2007 - 12th
2006 - 13th
2005 - 14th
2004 - 20th   
2003 - 21st
2002 - 11th
2001 - 13th
2000 - 23rd
1999 - 19th
1998 - 23rd
1997 - 23rd
1996 - 22nd
1995 - 10th
1994 - 18th
1993 - 26th - Rookie Season

 

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1996: Orville Strandquist Award (Calgary Stampede Top Rookie Driver)
  • 2006: Mullen Group Safe Drive Award (Calgary Stampede Least Penalized Driver)
  • 2009: Calgary Stampede Safe Drive Award (Least Penalized Driver), WPCA Clean Drive Award
  • 2010: WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship
  • 2011:WPCA Chuckwagon Person of the Year, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "TEX" - Champion Left Wheeler)
  • 2015: Ashley Richards Memorial Chuckwagon Races
  • 2016: Guy Weadick Days


Personal Information
The son of chuckwagon legend Kelly Sutherland, 2016 was arguably the best of Mark's chuckwagon career. He won Guy Weadick Days in High River and tied a career best placing 7th in the World Standings. Mark posted 22 top ten runs including 8 runs that cracked the top five. He backed up the win in High River with an appearance in the semi-final round at the Ponoka Stampede, and top ten overall aggregate finishes at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and Strathmore Stampede were his best of the year. Mark won the 2010 WPCA Pro Tour Championship in Strathmore, the 2015 Ashley Richards Memoral in Saskatoon, and was the WPCA's Chuckwagon Person of the Year in 2011. Mark won the Calgary Stampede's Orville Strandquist Award for Top Rookie Driver in 1996, is a two–time winner of the Calgary Stampede's Safe Drive Award for Least Penalized Driver, and won the WPCA Clean Drive Award in 2009. He qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s championship final in 2009, and had a horse named to the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence in 2011. Known as the “High Tech Redneck,” for his use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology as a tool for chuckwagon training, Mark also hosts his own annual charity poker tournament. Mark and his wife Dina, have two children - Kiera and outrider Dayton, - and one grandchild, and make their home near Dewinton, Alberta.

 

Sutherland Racing Website: http://www.sutherlandracing.ca/
Sutherland Charity Poker Tournament: http://www.sutherlandcharitypoker.com/

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