LUKE TOURNIER WINS FIRST CAREER BONNYVILLE CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIP

2015 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship Champions
George Normand Memorial Buckle Winners

SITE Energy Services Outfit
(L-R): B.J. Normand Presenting, Outrider Quaid Tournier,
Driver Luke Tournier, Outrider Chance Flad,
BPRCA President Mitch Michaud Presenting

Capacity crowds, perfect weather conditions and exciting chuckwagon racing were the recipe for the 2015 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship. The championship wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, and when times were tabulated, it was Luke Tournier who captured his first career Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship..

Despite a slow run on the final day, Tournier, driving the SITE Energy Services outfit, and along with outriders Chance Flad and Quaid Tournier, made hung on to win the  2015 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and the George Normand Memorial Buckle with a four day total time of 5:06.82. Second place went to reigning Colonial Days Fair Champion Darcy Flad, 17 one-hundredths of a second behind the champion Tournier, with Jordie Fike, Doug Irvine and Mitch Sutherland rounding out the top five overall.

On the day, Chad Fike, driving the JIMBOB Group of Companies outfit, posted the fast time of the afternoon with a run of 1:16.18 from  barrel 4 in the 3rd heat. Mike Vigen was second, Darcy Flad was third, followed by Barry Hodgson and Gary Gorst rounding out the top five on the afternoon.

The WPCA Pro Tour now moves to Strathmore for the Strathmore Stampede starting Friday, July 31, 2015. Live action can be heard starting on Friday at 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 80, and Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville.

Billy Melville