PHOTOS: Night 1 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship

Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

The 2021 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds are on now. Night 1 was Thursday, Sept. 2, and the action continues until Sunday, Sept. 5.

The first evening featured a free community supper sponsored by the Town of Ponoka and Ponoka County for Sept. 2 ticket holders, wild pony races, the Ranch Relay Race and All Pro Canadian Chuckwagons and World Professional Chuckwagons (WPC).

In the WPC, Vern Nolin posted the fast time of the night with 1:16.52, ahead of former Ponoka Stampede champion Kirk Sutherland by just 15 one-hundredths of a second.

The other top five wagons on the day were Evan Salmond, third; Chanse Vigen, fourth; and Obrey Motowylo, World Points leader.

The tradeshow located at the Tommy Dorchester Paddock is open daily. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The World Champion Chuckwagon Driver will be declared on Sunday evening.

For more results, visit www.halfmileofhell.com.

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