Final Four Set For Championship Sunday At The Grande Prairie Stompede
Kurt Bensmiller -Day Money Run On Night 4 At The Grande Prairie Stompede
Photo By Fred Vidiuk
Night 4 of the Grande Prairie Stompede was the final night for the drivers to try and qualify for Sunday’s Championship Final Heat where the winner will receive a $25,000.00 winner’s cheque and the 2019 Grande Prairie Stompede Championship. When the aggregate times were calculated Luke Tournier, Kurt Bensmiller, Vern Nolin and Codey McCurrach will be the four drivers bidding for the championship.
Luke Tournier, driving the Barrack Energy Services outfit, qualified for Sunday’s final in first place overall with a four-day combined time of 5:04.91 and will receive the Ralph Vigen Memorial Award for having the best aggregate time, and a year’s use of a brand new GMC Truck compliments of Summit Fleet. Former Grande Prairie Stompede Champion Kurt Bensmiller qualified in second place overall, with Vern Nolin qualifying in third place overall, with Codey McCurrach jumping from 7th place overall into the fourth and final place in Sunday’s championship final. For the second consecutive year Cody Ridsdale missed out of the final four, finishing fifth overall and missing the championship final by just 22 one-hundredths of a second.
On the night, Kurt Bensmiller was the day money winner on a perfect night from barrel one in the ninth heat. Bensmiller’s Trans Peace Construction outfit placed first on the day by 12 one-hundredths of a second over Chanse Vigen, with Codey McCurrach, Logan Gorst and Luke Tournier filling out the top five on the night.
The finals of the Grande Prairie Stompede can be heard live Sunday night, June 2, 2019 on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147 Satellite Radio, Country 99 in Bonnyville, and Real Country 910 starting at 9:30pm Eastern, 8:30pm Central, 7:30pm Mountain Time. As well, fans can watch the races live on the FLO RODEO streaming platform.