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Rae Croteau Jr.

Year started driving
1999
Hometown
Rapid View, Saskatchewan
Birthday
February 10, 1982
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
21
Wins
3

Get to Know More About the Driver

After returning to full-time competition in 2022, Rae Croteau Jr. has been nothing short of spectacular. In 2023 he won the Battle of the North in Dawson Creek, B.C., and qualified for three championship final heats at the Grande Prairie Stompede, Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and the Battle of North. Rae closed out the Calgary Stampede’s 100th Anniversary of Chuckwagon Racing by winning the day money on the final night and placed 5th overall in his first Rangeland Derby since 2016.

Over his career, Rae has won eleven major show championships on the WPCA Pro Tour, was the 2015 GMC Sierra Cup Series Champion, had five horses named to the WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence, one horse named to the Calgary Stampede’s Equine Award Of Excellence, and won the WPCA Showmanship Award in 2002. In three years with the CPCA, he won the CPCA’s Meadow Lake Stampede in 2001, the CPCA’s High Point Rookie Outrider in 1996, the CPCA’s High Point Rookie Driver in 1999, and the CPCA’s Most Improved Driver in 2000.

Rae made his lone trip to the COWBOYS Rangeland Derby’s championship final in 2014, becoming only the second time that three generations of the same family have qualified for the COWBOYS Rangeland Derby’s championship final joining his father Bert Croteau and grandfather Ray Croteau who each qualified for the Calgary final in 2004 and 1987 respectively.

Rae is a third generation chuckwagon driver and is a cousin to fellow driver Chanse Vigen. Rae has four children – daughters Cora Lynn, Ava Mae, and Hadley and son Kix. He and his wife Ashley make their home in Rapid View, Saskatchewan.

World Professional Standings

2023
10th
2022
5th
2021
Did Not Compete
2020
No Race Season
2019
Did Not Compete
2018
Did Not Compete
2017
Did Not Compete
2016
26th
2015
12th
2014
5th
2013
16th
2012
22nd
2011
24th
2010
18th
2009
22nd
2008
9th
2007
13th
2006
9th
2005
4th
2004
14th
2003
10th
2002
18th
2001
CPCA Member
2000
CPCA Member
1999
CPCA Member - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

2002
Klondike Chuckwagon Derby, WPCA Showmanship Award
2003
Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede
2004
Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship
2005
Badlands Dinosaur Derby, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "ABBY" - Champion Outriding Horse
2006
Badlands Dinosaur Derby, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "ABBY" - Champion Outriding Horse
2007
Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "AMERSHAM" - Champion Outriding Horse
2010
Grande Prairie Stompede
2014
Calgary Stampede Equine Award Of Excellence - "TOM" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "CHIP" - Champion Left Wheeler
2015
GMC Sierra Cup Series
2022
Battle of the Foothills, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "RIVER" - Champion Outriding Horse
2023
Battle of the North

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