Drivers

Mark Sutherland
Name
 

Birth Date: February 24, 1971
Year Started Outriding: 1987
Year Started Driving: 1993
Hometown: Okotoks, AB
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 9
WINS: 1

World Professional Standings

2018 - 16th
2017 -14th
2016 - 7th
2015 - 14th   
2014 - 15th
2013 - 15th
2012 - 12th
2011 - 7th
2010 - 17th
2009 - 8th
2008 - 10th
2007 - 12th
2006 - 13th
2005 - 14th
2004 - 20th   
2003 - 21st
2002 - 11th
2001 - 13th
2000 - 23rd
1999 - 19th
1998 - 23rd
1997 - 23rd
1996 - 22nd
1995 - 10th
1994 - 18th
1993 - 26th - Rookie Season

 

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1996: Orville Strandquist Award (Calgary Stampede Top Rookie Driver)
  • 2006: Mullen Group Safe Drive Award (Calgary Stampede Least Penalized Driver)
  • 2009: Calgary Stampede Safe Drive Award (Least Penalized Driver), WPCA Clean Drive Award
  • 2010: WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship
  • 2011:WPCA Chuckwagon Person of the Year, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "TEX" - Champion Left Wheeler)
  • 2015: Ashley Richards Memorial Chuckwagon Races
  • 2016: Guy Weadick Days


Personal Information
A veteran driver who just celebrated his 25th anniversary as a chuckwagon driver, Mark is the son of chuckwagon legend Kelly Sutherland. 2017 saw Mark post 18 top ten runs including 2 first place runs and 5 runs that also cracked the top five. Top ten overall aggregate finishes at the Grande Prairie Stompede and Guy Weadick Days were his best of the year. Mark is a former champion of the WPCA Pro Tour Championship in Strathmore in 2010, Guy Weadick Days in High River in 2016, and the Ashley Richards Memorial Chuckwagon Races in Saskatoon in 2015. He was honored with the WPCA's Chuckwagon Person of the Year in 2011, won the Calgary Stampede's Orville Strandquist Award for Top Rookie Driver in 1996, is a two–time winner of the Calgary Stampede's Safe Drive Award for Least Penalized Driver, on the WPCA Clean Drive Award in 2009, and had a horse named to the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence in 2011. Mark has qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s “Semi-Final Saturday” three times and the Calgary Stampede’s championship final once in 2009. Known as the “High Tech Redneck,” for his use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology as a tool for chuckwagon training, Mark also hosts his own annual charity poker tournament. Mark and his wife Dina, have two children - Kiera and outrider Dayton, - and one grandchild, and make their home near Dewinton, Alberta.

 

Sutherland Racing Website: http://www.sutherlandracing.ca/
Sutherland Charity Poker Tournament: http://www.sutherlandcharitypoker.com/

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