Final Four Set At 2018 Battle Of The North; Doug Irvine Takes Top Time On Night Four

Doug Irvine - Day Money Run On Night 4 In Dawson Creek
Photo By Paul Easton

The final 4 that will compete in Sunday’s sudden death championship final heat where the winner will take home the 2018 Battle of the North Championship has now been set. Kurt Bensmiller, Vern Nolin, Ross Knight and Codey McCurrach will battle it out for the 2018 championship of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Kurt Bensmiller drove the Trans Peace Construction outfit to a first place overall aggregate finish after posting the best 4-day aggregate time of 5:13.28. Vern Nolin qualified in 2nd place overall 4.73 seconds behind the leader Kurt Bensmiller, with Ross Knight qualifying in 3rd place overall, and Codey McCurrach holding onto 4th place overall to grab the final spot in Sunday’s final. Doug Irvine placed 5th overall and missed a spot in Sunday’s final by 20 one-hundreds of a second.

As far as the day results go, Doug Irvine, driving the B & R Eckel's Transport Ltd. Outfit, posted the top time of the night with a run of 1:1:16.86 from barrel number 1 in the 6th heat. Kurt Bensmiller had his fourth consecutive second place run and was 57 one-hundredths of a second behind the day winner Doug Irvine.  Codey McCurrach, Cody Ridsdale and Dustin Gorst rounded out the top five runs on the evening.

The finals of the Battle of the North Championship from Dawson Creek, British Columbia for the Battle of the North can be heard live on Sunday, August 12, 2018 on WPCA Pro Tour LIVE at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, and 7:30pm Mountain time on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM, Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta.

Billy Melville