It’s Motowylo by a nose in chucks Dash For Cash final

It was a spectacular chuckwagon race final and Obrey Motowylo, driving the H & E Oilfield Services outfit, along with outriders Kris Flanagan, Shawn Calf Robe, Ryan McAleney and Logan James won the Tommy Dorchester $50,000 Dash for Cash and his first Ponoka Stampede championshi

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped up July 1 and a new chuckwagon champion emerged by a wagon length.

It was a spectacular chuckwagon race and Obrey Motowylo, driving the H & E Oilfield Services outfit, along with outriders Kris Flanagan, Shawn Calf Robe, Ryan McAleney and Logan James won the Tommy Dorchester $50,000 Dash for Cash and his first Ponoka Stampede championship.

It was also the first career show championship win for Bluffton’s Motowylo, 37.

“The horses ran awesome,” the new champion said. “I wanted to have a clean race. I didn’t want any penalties. I thought that’s what it would take to be Léo (Tournier).”

He was oh so right.

All four drivers in the sudden death final ran penalty free. Motowylo also posted the fastest six-day aggregate time of 7:26.55.

Coming off barrel number 1 Motowylo won by 15 one-hundreds of a second over Tournier who placed second from barrel number 2, followed by Rae Croteau Jr. who placed third from barrel number 4 and Mark Sutherland who was fourth from barrel position number 3.

Cliff Cunningham, driving the Basnett Truck Service outfit, won his first career day money with a rapid run of 1:13.02. Cunningham won top money by 20 one-hundreds of a second over eventual Ponoka Stampede champion Obrey Motowylo and two-time Ponoka Stampede champ Jerry Bremner who split second and third on the night. Léo Tournier and Reg Johnstone rounded out the top 5 for the night

Outrider Jason Lemieux received the inaugural Dallas Dorchester Memorial Outrider Ambassador Award. The award was presented to the outrider who represents the qualities that Dallas Dorchester portrayed such as integrity on and off the racetrack, good public relations, accessibility and respectability for the betterment of the sport, dress, appearance and horsemanship.

Veteran chuckwagon driver Kelly Sutherland received the Bill Kehler Memorial Award given to the rodeo or chuckwagon competitor who is an ambassador for the sport, portrays sportsmanship, dedication to the media, showmanship and performance in the arena.

With files from the CPRA

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