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Grande Prairie Sale Tops $370,000!

Rae Croteau Jr. - Sale Topper At The 2022 Grande Prairie Stompede
Photo By Bryan Hebson

After a successful canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby on Tuesday night, the professional chuckwagon drivers tried their luck in Grande Prairie, Alberta for the Grande Prairie Stompede which will run May 25-29, 2022

Once again prime advertising space on the chuckwagons of 38 of the best chuckwagon drivers in the world today from the World Professional Chuckwagon Association, was put up for auction Thursday, bringing in a total $371,050.00. Seventeen drivers eclipsed the $10,000.00 mark for the show that will kick off the 2022 race season.

2010 Grande Prairie Stompede Champion Rae Croteau Jr. has come out of retirement and was the sale topper with the high bid of $26,000.00 from Kaidak Energy Services. The low bid for the sale was $5,000.00 for five different drivers, while the average bid came in at $9,764.47 for the five day show in May.

The final chuckwagon canvas sale for the year will be for Ponoka Stampede on May 6, 2022.

Billy Melville

Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Rae Croteau Jr. Kaidak Energy Services $26,000.00
Derek Aebly Skip The Ditches $18,000.00
Kurt Bensmiller Half A Dime $17,000.00
Obrey Motowylo Dynamic Energy Group Inc. $16,000.00
Dean Dreger Northern Mat & Bridge $15,000.00
Wade Salmond Pidherney's $14,000.00
Cruise Bensmiller Farm Boys Oilfield Services Inc. $14,000.00
Todd McCracken Maximum Tank Truck Services  Ltd. $11,750.00
Vern Nolin McCaw's Drilling & Blasting Ltd. $11,000.00
Mitch Sutherland Rentco Equipment Ltd. $10,750.00
Layne MacGillivray Cascade Energy Corp. $10,500.00
Chanse Vigen Sundown Oilfield Services Ltd. $10,500.00
Tuff Dreger BDP Traffic Management $10,500.00
Evan Magee  Krycket Consulting $10,500.00
Kris Molle Jim Hansen's Gateway Ford Lincoln Sales $10,000.00
Jason Glass GR Ranch $10,000.00
Troy Dorchester Zedcor Energy Services Corp. $10,000.00
Mark Sutherland F-10 Group Of Companies $9,750.00
Codey McCurrach Friends of McCurrach Racing $9,500.00
Kirk Sutherland Jim Hansen's Gateway Ford Lincoln Sales $9,500.00
Dayton Sutherland Nordic Energy $9,250.00
Evan Salmond City of Grande Prairie $8,900.00
Cody Ridsdale Envolve Energy Services Corp. $8,400.00
Jordie Fike H & M Meats $8,000.00
Chance Bensmiller Pinnacle Picker Services Ltd. $7,750.00
Dustin Gorst Grande Prairie Airport $6,750.00
Chad Fike CIMS Corp $6,500.00
Chance Flad Control Tech $6,500.00
Troy Flad Red Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd. $6,500.00
Josh Hyrnyk Stryker Energy Services Incorporated $6,500.00
Roger Moore Triplex Oilfield Services Ltd. $5,750.00
Doug Irvine  Swab Pro (2018) Ltd. $5,500.00
Layne Flad Keddie's Tack and Western Wear $5,500.00
Darcy Flad Lakeside Oilfield Services $5,000.00
Chad Harden Jeff & Julie DeSutter $5,000.00
Kelly Morin Jeff & Julie DeSutter $5,000.00
Roy Romanow Friends of GP Chuckwagon Racing $5,000.00
Chance Thomson Friends of GP Chuckwagon Racing $5,000.00
  Total Amount Bid $371,050.00
  Average Bid $9,764.47
  Median Bid $9,625.00
  High Bid $26,000.00
  Low Bid $5,000.00

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