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Kirk Sutherland

 

Name Birth Date: September 9, 1956
Year Started Driving: 1976
Hometown: Grande Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 21
WINS: 5

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World Professional Standings
 

2014 - World Champion
2013 - 2nd
2012 - 2nd
2011 - 5th
2010 - 9th
2009 - 5th
2008 - 22nd
2007 - 9th
2006 - 15th
2005 - 11th
2004 - 23rd
2003 - CPCA Member
2002 - Did Not Compete
2001 - Did Not Compete
2000 - Did Not Compete
1999 - Did Not Compete
1998 - Did Not Compete
1997 - Did Not Compete
1996 - Did Not Compete
1995 - 20th
1994 - 15th
1993 - 13th
1992 - 9th
1991 - 15th
1990 - 11th
1989 - 6th
1988 - 5th
1987 - 12th
1986 - 3rd
1985 - 7th
1984 - 3rd
1983 - 9th
1982 - 7th
1981 - 11th
1980 - 18th
1979 - 8th
1978 - 12th
1977 - 15th
1976 - 20th
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Major Awards And Victories

  • 1976: Battle Of The North
  • 1981: North American Chuckwagon Championship
  • 1984: WPCA Most Improved Chuckwagon Outfit
  • 1985: Handhills Stampede
  • 1992: Kamloops Rangeland Derby
  • 2006: Edmonton's Chuckwagon Derby, Battle Of The North
  • 2012: Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Battle of the North, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SKIPPY" - Champion Right Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COUGAR" - Champion Left Leader)
  • 2013: Calgary Stampede Safety Award (Least Penalized Driver), Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COLONEL" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2014: WORLD CHAMPION CHUCKWAGON DRIVER, Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races, Battle of the North, Battle of the Rockies, GMC Sierra Cup Series, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COLONEL" - Champion Left Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CHIEF" - Champion Right Leader

Personal Information

2014 was a memorable year for Kirk as he won his first career World Chuckwagon Championship. After back to back 2nd place finishes in 2012 and 2013, Kirk was not to be denied in 2014. He won 3 show championships at the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races, Battle of the North, Battle of the Rockies and qualified for championship final heats at the Medicine Hat Stampede, Battle of the North and Battle of the Rockies. He posted 31 top ten runs including 11 day money runs and 9 runs that cracked the top five. He had top ten overall aggregate finishes in the top 8 of the 9 stops on the WPCA Pro Tour, had a horse named to the Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence, another horese named to the WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence, and won the GMC Sierra Cup series as well. Kirk is the track record hlder at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and the Battle of the North as well. In 2012 Kirk had an incredible streak of what is believed to be a record eight consecutive day monies by the same four horses, and two of those horses were recognized with Equine Outfit of Excellence awards - one at the Calgary Stampede and one on the WPCA Pro Tour. Kirk has qualified for the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby’s winner–take–all final four times, was the WPCA Most Improved Outfit award winner in 1984, and along with his brother Kelly are the only brother combination to qualify for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s winner–take–all final in the same year - a feat that has happened three times. Kirk and his wife Kathy have four children - fellow chuckwagon driver Mitch, Traci, Misty, and Ashley – and make their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

 

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