Evan Salmond
Name Birth Date: July 9, 1981
Year Started Driving: 2008
Hometown: Hudson Bay, SK
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 7

World Professional Standings

2019 - 13th
2018 - 4th
2017 - 11th
2016 - 19th   
2015 - 5th
2014 - 14th
2013 - 25th
2012 - 3rd
2011 - 31st
2010 - 29th
2008 - WCA MEMBER – Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2012: Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, Herman Flad Memorial Award (Most Improved Driver), WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "D.J" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2015: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COMET" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2017: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "ZIP" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2018: Grande Prairie Stompede, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COWBOY" - Champion Right Wheeler

Personal Information
One of chuckwagon racing’s leading drivers, Evan started the 2018 season with a bang by sweeping the Grande Priaire Stompede Championship by winning both the championship final heat and the Ralph Vigen Memorial Award for having the best aggregate time. 2018 also saw Evan post 23 top ten runs, including 1 first place run and 13 runs that also cracked the top five. He placed in the top ten overall at 6 shows and qualified for the semi-finals at both the Ponoka Stampede and Calgary Stampede. For the fourth time in his career Evan had a horse named to the WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence Among Evan’s career highlights are a victory at the 2012 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and receiving the Herman Flad Memorial Award for the WPCA's Most Improved Driver in 2012 as well. Evan started his career in 2008 on the Western Chuckwagon Association (WCA) circuit where he won the WCA’s Rycroft show in 2009, was runner-up for the WCA championship, and was named the WCA’s Most Improved Driver. Prior to driving big chuckwagons, Evan started racing pony chariots when he was 14 and pony chuckwagons at 16. Evan is a 2nd generation driver whose uncle is former driver Ray Salmond and cousin is former driver Rod Salmond. In the off season, Evan is a harness maker and works in the forestry industry. He enjoys hockey and ski-dooing in the off season. Evan and his wife Adriane have two children – Rose and Cash – and make their home in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.