Past Competitors

Barry Hodgson


Barry Hodgson

Birth Date: March 9, 1961
Year Started Driving: 1999
Hometown: Wetaskiwin, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 7


World Professional Standings

2015 - 32nd
2014 - 32nd
2013 - 32nd
2012 - 18th
2011 - 28th
2010 - 25th
2009 - 18th
2008 - 21st
2007 - 24th
2006 - 28th
2005 - 32nd
2004 - 29th2003 - 33rd
2002 - 29th/30th
2001 - 29th
2000 - 25th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories 

  • 2002: Colonial Days Fair Aggregate Winner
  • 2008: Colonial Days Fair
  • 2012: Colonial Days Fair, WPCA Clean Drive Award                

Personal Information
After 15 seasons on the WPCA Pro Tour, Barry has decided to try his luck on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit for 2016. He was the demonstration driver at the the 2015 Calgary Stampede, and top five runs at Guy Weadick Days and the Bonnvyville chuckwagon Championship, and a top ten run at the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races were his best of the season. Barry is a two-time champion of the Colonial Days Fair in Lloydminster, was the 2002 Colonial Days Fair aggregate winner, and won the WPCA Clean Drive Award in 2012 for taking just a single penalty second all season long. He participated in the “Mini-Chuckwagon” races during the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Calgary in 2011, won the DC Energy Services Clean Drive Award at the 2007 Badlands Dinosaur Derby in Drumheller and the DC Energy Services Clean Drive Award at the 2006 Ponoka Stampede. Barry had his career best Calgary Stampede in 2013, placing 11th overall in the aggregate standings, and re-qualified for the 2014 GMC Rangeland Derby as a result of his impressive performance. A sixth place run at the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races, and a pair of 8th place runs at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and the Battle of the North were Barry's best of 2014. Prior to driving chuckwagons, Barry spent twenty-two years as a thoroughbred trainer at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona, winning over 400 races and over 1.5 million in purses. Barry is the nephew of former World and 3-time Calgary Stampede champion Dave Lewis, and cousin to fellow competitor Rick Fraser. Barry lists hockey, horse racing and ski-dooing amongst his interests. Barry has 2 children - Justin and Cody, and makes his home in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.