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Kirk Sutherland

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Year Started Driving
1976
Hometown
Grande Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
28
WINS
7
Birthday
September 9, 1956
  • 2019 – 5th
  • 2018 - 3rd
  • 2017 - 13th
  • 2016 - 20th
  • 2015 - 2nd
  • 2014 - World Champion
  • 2013 - 2nd
  • 2012 - 2nd
  • 2011 - 5th
  • 2010 - 9th
  • 2009 - 5th
  • 2008 - 22nd
  • 2007 - 9th
  • 2006 - 15th
  • 2005 - 11th
  • 2004 - 23rd
  • 2003 - CPCA Member
  • 2002 - Did Not Compete
  • 2001 - Did Not Compete
  • 2000 - Did Not Compete
  • 1999 - Did Not Compete
  • 1998 - Did Not Compete
  • 1997 - Did Not Compete
  • 1996 - Did Not Compete
  • 1995 - 20th
  • 1994 - 15th
  • 1993 - 13th
  • 1992 - 9th
  • 1991 - 15th
  • 1990 - 11th
  • 1989 - 6th
  • 1988 - 5th
  • 1987 - 12th
  • 1986 - 3rd
  • 1985 - 7th
  • 1984 - 3rd
  • 1983 - 9th
  • 1982 - 7th
  • 1981 - 11th
  • 1980 - 18th
  • 1979 - 8th
  • 1978 - 12th
  • 1977 - 15th
  • 1976 - 20th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1976: Battle Of The North
  • 1981: North American Chuckwagon Championship
  • 1984: WPCA Most Improved Chuckwagon Outfit
  • 1985: Handhills Stampede
  • 1992: Kamloops Rangeland Derby
  • 2005: Colonial Days Fair Aggregate Winner
  • 2006: Edmonton's Chuckwagon Derby, Battle Of The North
  • 2012: Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Battle of the North, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SKIPPY" - Champion Right Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COUGAR" - Champion Left Leader)
  • 2013: Calgary Stampede Safety Award (Least Penalized Driver), Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship,WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COLONEL" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2014: WORLD CHAMPION CHUCKWAGON DRIVER, Ashley Richards Memorial in Saskatoon, Battle of the North, Battle of the Rockies, GMC Sierra Cup Series, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "COLONEL" - Champion Left Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CHIEF" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2015: Ponoka Stampede,WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CHIEF" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2016: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver, Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award (Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion), Calgary Stampede Safety Award

Personal Information

A driver who has won many of chuckwagon racing’s most prestigious trophies such as the World Championship, Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby, Calgary Stampede Aggregate title, the Ponoka Stampede and Edmonton's Chuckwagon Derby among many others. Over the 2019 season, Kirk posted 24 top ten runs including 12 runs that cracked the top five. He had top ten overall aggregate finishes at 6 shows, and qualified for the championship final heat at the Ponoka Stampede for the sixth time in his career, and made the playoff round at the Century Downs World Finals where he missed the championship final on a three-way tie breaker. Kirk has had 6 horses named to either the WPCA or Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence, and is the track record holder at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship. In 2012 Kirk had an incredible streak of what is believed to be a record eight consecutive day monies by the same four horses. Kirk has qualified for the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby’s championship final heat five times, twice won the Calgary Stampede’s Safe Drive Award for Least Penalized Driver, and was the WPCA Most Improved Outfit award winner in 1984. Along with his brother Kelly is the only brother combination to qualify for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s winner–take–all final in the same year - a feat that has happened three times. Kirk and his wife Kathy have four children - fellow chuckwagon driver Mitch, Traci, Misty, and Ashley – and make their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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