Vern Nolin

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Vern Nolin
Year Started Driving
Dewberry, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
March 1, 1973

World Professional Standings

  • 2018 - 2nd
  • 2017 - 16th
  • 2016 - 6th
  • 2015 - CPCA Member
  • 2014 - CPCA Member
  • 2013 - CPCA Member
  • 2012 - CPCA Member
  • 2011 - CPCA Member
  • 2010 - CPCA Member
  • 2009 - CPCA Member
  • 2008 - CPCA Member
  • 2007 - CPCA Member
  • 2006 - CPCA Member
  • 2005 - CPCA Member
  • 2004 - CPCA Member
  • 2003 - CPCA Member
  • 2002 - CPCA Member
  • 2001 - CPCA Member
  • 2000 - CPCA Member- Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2009: CPCA Champion Driver
  • 2012: CPCA Champion Driver; CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2013: CPCA Champion Driver
  • 2014: CPCA Champion Driver
  • 2016: Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "POWER" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2017: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "HAWK" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2018: Ponoka Stampede, WPCA Clean Drive Award, Herman Flad Memorial Award (WPCA Most Improved Driver)

Personal Information

One of the toughest competitors in professional chuckwagon racing today, Vern had an outstanding 2018 season when he swept one of chuckwagon racing’s most prestigious events at the Ponoka Stampede by winning both the “Tommy Dorchester $50,000.00 Championship Final Heat, and driving off in a new GMC Truck for having the best aggregate time. By season’s end, Vern also added the WPCA Clean Drive Award and the Herman Flad Memorial Award, symbolic of the WPCA’s Most Improved Driver as well. He posted 25 top ten runs including 3 first place runs and 11 runs that also cracked the top five en route to a runner-up finish for the World Chuckwagon Championship. He had top ten overall finishes at 6 shows, qualified for 2 championship final heats at the Ponoka Stampede and the Battle of the North, and qualified for “Semi-Final Saturday” at the Calgary Stampede where he missed the championship final by a mere 1 one-hundredth of a second. Vern has had two horses named to the Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence, has twice qualified for the Calgary Stampede’s championship final heat and five times he qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s “Semi-Final Saturday.” Prior to joining the WPCA in 2016, Vern had an affluent career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit, where he was a four-time CPCA Champion Driver, was the CPCA's High Point Driver in 2012, won 11 CPCA show championships, and was the CPCA’s Most Improved Driver in 2004. Vern qualified for the championship dash for the CPCA Championship four consecutive years, and eight times in eleven years. Vern works as a carpenter in the off season and enjoys sleigh rides, fishing, hunting, driving his Percheron Team, and going to the rink with the kids. Vern and Lisa Bensmiller have seven children - Brett, Brendan, Cruise, Paynton, August, Sienna and Madelyn - and make their home in Dewberry, Alberta.

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