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Layne MacGillivray Captures The 2022 Battle Of The North For First Win On The Season

2022 Battle Of the North Champions
Aurora Farms Outfit
(L-R):
Mark Heselwood of Brown's Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. Presenting, Walter Fritsche of Aurora Farms, Driver Layne MacGillivray, Dylan Fritsche of Aurora Farms, Loreena MacGillivray, Outriders Trey MacGillivray and Brendan Nolin,  Aaron Powell of Brown's Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. Presenting
Photo By Billy Melville

The 2022 edition of the Battle of the North Championship at the 100th Anniversary of the Dawson Creek Exhibition in Dawson Creek, British Columbia is in the books, and Layne MacGillivray, driving the Aurora Farms outfit, and along with outriders Trey MacGillivray and Brendan Nolin, captured the championship. It’s the first win on the season for MacGillivray who leads the overall World Standings.

In a penalty free championship final heat, MacGillivray won the championship with a run of 1:14.80 from barrel position number 1. Chanse Vigen, who was driving for injured driver Cody Ridsdale all week long, placed second from barrel number 4, just 18 one-hundredths of a second behind the champion Layne MacGillivray. Kurt Bensmiller grabbed third from barrel position number 2, while defending champion Obrey Motowylo placed fourth from barrel position number 3. The championship final heat produced 3 of the top five day times as well.

As far as the day results go, Layne MacGillivray’s championship run was also the fast time on the night. Cody Ridsdale’s outfit, driven by Chanse Vigen placed second, Rae Croteau Jr. placed third, with Kris Molle and Kurt Bensmiller filling out the five best times on the night.

Earlier in the night, Cody Ridsdale received the use of a 2022 GMC Pickup Truck for 1 year as his wagon, driven by Chanse Vigen, was the Battle of the North Aggregate Winner, while Vigen was also presented with the Kenn Borek Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Driver award.

The 2022 WPCA Pro Tour will move to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta for the running of the Battle of the Rockies starting on Thursday, August 18, 2022 and running through to Sunday, August 21, 2022. It’s the last chance for the drivers to try and make the top twelve for a chance to qualify for the Century Downs and Casino Winner’s Zone Playoff Round. Live radio coverage of the Battle of the Rockies from Rocky Mountain House can be heard Thursday through Saturday on Real Country 910.

Billy Melville

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