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Ross Knight Makes The 2018 Battle Of The North His First WPCA Show WIn


2018 Battle Of the North Champions
The Kidz Wagon Outfit

(L-R): Outrider Casey Knight, Driver Ross Knight, Outrider Chance Flad
Photo By Fred Vidiuk

The 2018 edition of the Battle of the North Championship in Dawson Creek, British Columbia is in the books, and Ross Knight, driving the The Kidz Wagon outfit, and along with outriders Chance Flad and Casey Knight, captured the championship and a $10,000.00 bonus cheque. It’s the fist title of Ross Knight’s career since joining the WPCA back in 2013.

Ross Knight won the championship with penalty free run of 1:17.63 from barrel position number 4. Codey McCurrach, who crossed the finish line first, was assessed a 1 second penalty for his wagon being ahead of the barrel placed second from barrel number 1, 35 one-hundredths of a second behind the champion Ross Knight. Vern Nolin grabbed third from barrel position number 2, while aggregate winner Kurt Bensmiller placed fourth from barrel position number 1.

As far as the day results go, Kirk Sutherland was the fast time of the night and the race meet with a run of 1:15.19. Chad Fike placed second, 66 one-hundredths of a second behind Kirk Sutherland. Chanse Vigen placed third, Doug Irvine in fourth and 2017 Battle of the North Champion John Walters filled out the five best times on the night. Jordie Fike was presented with the Kenn Borek Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver award.

The 2018 WPCA Pro Tour will conclude next week in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta with the final stop of the season with the Battle of the Rockies starting on Thursday, August 16, 2018 and running through to Sunday, August 19, 2018. Live radio coverage of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House can be heard Thursday through Saturday on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM, Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, and 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta, starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central and 7:00pm Mountain Time, with Sundays final starting at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central and 2:00pm Mountain Time.

Billy Melville


GMC 2017