Gary Gorst Wins The Strathmore Stampede For The Second Consecutive Year

2017 Strathmore Stampede Champions
TCB Trailer Services Outfit

(L-R): Outrider Dustin Gorst, Driver Gary Gorst, Outrider Casey Knight
Photo By Billy Melville

It was an outstanding weekend as the Strathmore Stampede wrapped up on a hot and sunny Monday afternoon on a good dry racetrack. Capacity crowds and great chuckwagon racing was the order for the entire event, and for the second consecutive year it was Gary Gorst, driving the TCB Trailer Services outfit, and along with outriders Casey Knight and Dustin Gorst who captured the 2017 Strathmore Stampede Championship.

Gorst won his second career Strathmore Stampede Championship after posting the best 4-day aggregate time of 4:59.78. That put him 1.78 seconds better than two-time Strathmore Stampede Champion Jason Glass. Last week’s Bonnyville champion John Walters placed third, Obrey Motowylo was fourth and Gorst rounded out the top five overall.

On the night, from barrel number 4 in the eighth heat, Obrey Motowylo drove his H & E Oilfield Services Outfit to top money after posting a 1:14.34 and won the day money by just 3 one-hundreds of a second over Cody Ridsdale. Strathmore Stampede Champion Gary Gorst was third, with Vern Nolin and Kurt Bensmiller making out the top five fastest wagons on the night.

The WPCA Pro Tour will now have a quick turn around and be racing at the Battle of the North in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Racing starts on Wednesday August 9, 2017 and runs through to Sunday, August 13, 2017. Catch all the action on WPCA Pro Tour LIVE at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, and 7:30pm Mountain time on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta.

Billy Melville