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Luke Tournier Captures the 2017 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede


?2017 Medicine Hat Exhibition & STampede Champions
Perlich Brothers Auction Market Ltd.

(L-R): Outrider Quaid Tournier, Driver Luke Tournier, Outrider Chance Flad
?Photo BYyEd Wittchen

The third stop on the WPCA Pro Tour is in the books as the finals of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede wrapped up on Sunday afternoon on a fantastic racetrack and a classic championship final heat that featured Luke Tournier, Kurt Bensmiller and Doug Irvine. When the dust settled on what was an extremely exciting final, it was Luke Tournier, driving the Perlich Brothers Auction  outfit, and along with outriders Quaid Tournier and Chance Flad who captured the 2017 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Championship.

From barrel position number three in the championship final heat number 12, Tournier edged out the defending Medicine Hat Champion Doug Irvine who drew barrel number one, by just 12 one-hundredths of a second, while Kurt Bensmiller, who crossed the finish line in first place but incurred a one second late outrider penalty, placing third from barrel number two. It’s the first time Luke Tournier has won the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede championship.

On the night, from barrel number 3 in the fourth heat, Jordie Fike piloted his Weir Construction Outfit to top money for the day after posting a 1:01.21 and won the day money by 10 one-hundreds of a second over Colt Cosgrave, with Luke Tournier, Doug Irvine and Layne MacGillivray making out the top five fastest wagons on the night.

The WPCA Pro Tour presented now moves onto Guy Weadick Days starting on Thursday June 22, 2017 and running and running through to Sunday, June 25, 2017. Catch all the action on WPCA Pro Tour LIVE starting Thursday night, June 22, 2017 at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, and 7:00pm Mountain time on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147 or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville.

Billy Melville


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