Chad Harden Wins The Day Money On Night 3 Of The Grande Prairie Stompede
Chad Harden - Day Money Run On Night Three Of The Grande Prairie Stompede
Photo By Paul Easton
Night three of the Grande Prairie Stompede was another excellent night of chuckwagon races. Once again, racetrack conditions were excellent, and when the nightly times were calculated, it was Chad Harden who was the William Joseph Communications Fast Time of the Night winner with a penalty free run of 1:17.35.
Coming off barrel number 1 in heat number 7, Harden, driving the Grande Prairie Kubota outfit placed first overall for the day by a quarter of a second over Evan Salmond who placed 2nd overall for the night. Chanse Vigen placed third, with Kirk Sutherland and Vern Nolin rounding out the top five on beautiful Friday night.
After three runs, Evan Salmond continues to lead the overall aggregate standings at the Grande Prairie Stompede with a three day total of 3:53.09. That puts him just 1.13 seconds ahead of Kirk Sutherland who sits second, Kurt Bensmiller continues to hang on to third place overall, with Rick Fraser currently holding down fourth place overall. With one run to go to try to make the top four, Vern Nolin sits just outside in fifth place overall 28 one-hundredths of a second out of the fourth and final qualifying spot for Sunday’s Championship Final.
The top wagon in the aggregate after Saturday's run will receive the Ralph Vigen Memorial Award and the use of a new GMC Truck for one year. The top 4 drivers in the aggregate after Saturday night will go into the championship final heat on Sunday where the winner will receive a $25,000.00 winner’s cheque and the Grande Prairie Stompede Championship.
Day four of the Grande Prairie Stompede can be heard live Saturday night, June 2, 2018 on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta, or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, Alberta starting at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, 7:30pm Mountain Time.