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Chucks hit the track for four days in Medicine Hat on Thursday

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on June 19, 2024.

NEWS FILE PHOTO The WPCA Chuckwagon Races roars into Medicine Hat at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede with the four-days of racing starting Thursday night.

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Chuckwagons are rolling into Medicine Hat and will put on a show on the Half Mile of Hell.

The World Professional Chuckwagon Association tour kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m., with the first of four races taking place at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds.

The WPCA tour is coming off the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship Races June 6-9, won by 61-year-old driver Luke Tournier. He had a championship heat run of 1 minute 18.07 seconds.

Jamie Laboucane of St. Walburg, Sask. was the four-day winner of the 2023 chuckwagon championship in Medicine Hat with a run of 1:01.52.

Each race features 36 drivers competing in 12 heats, including the dash for cash finale Sunday at 2 p.m.

Friday and Saturday’s races also get underway at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the four days of racing are still available at mhstampede.com/the-stampede/.

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