Bens­miller takes WPCA Medicine Hat

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - OPINION - Con­trib­uted

The third stop on the WPCA Pro Tour is in the books as the fi­nals of the Medicine Hat Ex­hi­bi­tion & Stam­pede wrapped up on Sun­day af­ter­noon on a fan­tas­tic race­track and a classic cham­pi­onship fi­nal heat that fea­tured Kurt Bens­miller, Vern Nolin and John Wal­ters. When the dust fi­nally set­tled, it was Kurt Bens­miller, driv­ing the Ver­sa­tile En­ergy Ser­vices Ltd. out­fit, and along with out­rid­ers Rory Ger­vais and Cole Somerville who cap­tured the 2019 Medicine Hat Ex­hi­bi­tion & Stam­pede Cham­pi­onship.

From bar­rel po­si­tion num­ber one in a penalty free cham­pi­onship fi­nal heat num­ber 12, Bens­miller posted a fast run of 1:02.30 and beat out Vern Nolin who se­lected bar­rel num­ber three, by a large mar­gin of 1.22 sec­onds, with John Wal­ters plac­ing third from bar­rel num­ber two. It’s the first time Kurt Bens­miller has won the Medicine Hat Ex­hi­bi­tion & Stam­pede cham­pi­onship.

On the night, Kurt Bens­miller’s cham­pi­onship run of 1:02.30 was good for top money for the day by 32 one-hun­dreds of a sec­ond over Obrey Mo­towylo, with Chance Flad, Ja­son Glass and Luke Tournier mak­ing out the top five fastest wag­ons on the af­ter­noon.

The WPCA Pro Tour pre­sented now moves onto Guy Wead­ick Days start­ing on Thurs­day June 20 and run­ning and run­ning through to Sun­day, June 23, 2019. Catch all the ac­tion on WPCA Pro Tour LIVE start­ing Thurs­day night, June 20, 2019 at 9 p.m. East­ern, 8 p.m. Cen­tral, and 7 p.m. Moun­tain time on Ru­ral Ra­dio on Sir­iusXM Chan­nel 147 Satel­lite Ra­dio, Coun­try 99 in Bon­nyville, and Real Coun­try 910am.

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