Kris Molle - Number 1 On Night 2 At Century Downs Racetrack And Casino
Photo By Shellie Scott
Night two of the Century Downs World Chuckwagon Finals was run under a few clouds, very good racetrack conditions. Some outstanding races were once again witnessed by a packed grandstand, and when the sun set on Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Kris Molle set the pace for the evening
Day 1 winner Chad Fike still sits atop of the Century Downs "Winners' Zone" Championship Playoff round with 19 playoff points, with day 2 winner Kris Molle hot on his trail in second place with 18 playoff points after two runs. Kirk Sutherland alone in third place with 16 points, while Layne MacGillivray and Ross Knight split fourth and fifth place with 14 points each, Defending Century Downs "Winners' Zone" Champion Kurt Bensmiller is alone in sixth place with 13 playoff points, Obrey Motowylo is in seventh with 12 points, before a three-way tie for eighth featuring Jason Glass, Chanse Vigen and Doug Irvine all with 11 points. Rae Croteau Jr. with 8 points and Vern Nolin with 5 points complete the playoff pool after 2 nights of racing. The 4 drivers in the playoff points standings after Saturday night will compete in the Century Downs "Winners' Zone" Championship Dash where they will be racing for $75,000.00 cash, and the prestige of being recognized as the Century Downs "Winners' Zone" Champion.
As mentioned previously, Kris Molle piloted his Chariot Express rig. to the top time after posting a 1:23.15 from barrel 1 in heat number 8. That was just 4 one-hundredths of a second faster than Kirk Sutherland who also competed in heat number 8, followed closely by Chanse Vigen in third, Mitch Sutherland in fourth, and Wade Salmond, who despite a 2 second outrider penalty, still grabbed fifth place on the night.
For the 36 drivers who are racing for the Aggregate Championship at the Century Downs World Chuckwagon Finals, again it’s Kris Molle who leads the overall aggregate standing with a two-run total of 2:49.44. He sits 11 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Kirk Sutherland, with Evan Salmond, Chad Fike and Layne MacGillivray filling out the top five. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Saturday’s run will be the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Aggregate Winner
In the race for the World Chuckwagon Championship, Layne MacGillivray, in search of his first career World Chuckwagon Championship, has a 100 point lead over 4 time World Champion Kurt Bensmiller, and 101 points over reigning World Champion Obrey Motowylo.
Gates open at 5:00pm local time. Night 3 of the Century Downs Word Finals can be heard live on Friday night, August 26, 2022 Real Country 910, or seen on the Cowboy Channel + Streaming App, starting at 8:30pm Eastern, 7:30pm Central and 6:30pm Mountain Time.
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