Vern Nolin - First Place Everywhere On Night 2 In Medicine Hat
Photo By Shellie Scott
It was a fantastic night of racing on night 2 of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. It was a hot dry night with perfect racetrack conditions and some outstanding chuckwagon races were witnessed by a near capacity crowd. When the night wrapped up, it was Vern Nolin, who had the fast run of the race meet so far after posting a 1:02.57.
Coming off barrel number 2 in heat number 10, Nolin, driving the McCaw's Drilling & Blasting Ltd. outfit placed first overall for the day by 32 one-hundredths of a second over former Medicine Hat Champion Evan Salmond who placed 2nd on the night. Chance Flad, Kirk Sutherland and Obrey Motowylo rounded out the top 5 fastest times for the night.
The day money run puts Vern Nolin atop the overall aggregate standings with a two day total time of 2:07.82. That puts him just 16 one-hundredths of a second better than defending champion Kurt Bensmiller, with day one winner Rae Croteau Jr. holding onto third place overall. Chad Fike sits just 4 one-hundredths of a second out of that ever important third hole with Kirk Sutherland filling out the tp five overall after two runs.
The top 3 drivers in the aggregate standings after Saturday night will go into Sunday’s championship final heat. Winner of Sunday’s final will win the 2022 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Championship.
Day 3 of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede can be heard live on Saturday, June 18, 2022 starting at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, and 7:00pm Mountain time on Real Country 910am.
The World Professional Chuckwagon Association along with Six (6) show committees and their hired production...
The two bookends of the 2023 WPCA Pro Tour feature 2 of the highest profile...
Story & Photo by Ben Tompkins/northeastNOW staff For those entering the City of Melfort, no...