From Aug. 4 – 7, 2011 chuckwagon drivers gathered in
Bonnyville, Alberta to put their driving to the test at the Bonnyville
Chuckwagon Championship. One of these drivers was the World Financial Group-sponsored Buddy
Bensmiller, and WFG Sports has an update on the exciting event and the results
Day one had Buddy driving against the chuckwagons of Hugh
Sinclair, Barry Hodgson and Mitch Sutherland in Heat 3. Buddy crossed the
finish line behind Hugh for a second place finish with a time of 1:17.32,
earning him a total of 21 points. At the end of the day, Buddy would be in 16th
place out of the 36 driver spots.
On the second day of racing at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon
Championship, Buddy once again raced the WFG-tarped
chuckwagon in the third heat against his rivals of Sinclair, Hodgson and
Sutherland. Although Buddy once again came in second, a penalty against Mitch
Sutherland for Wagon Interference cost him 2 penalty points, putting Buddy’s
time of 1:17.72 on top and earning him 17 points.
Due to heavy rains in the Bonnyville area, the last two days
of the championship were, unfortunately for race fans, cancelled. This
cancellation meant that the winner of the Bonnyville event, based on the
aggregate score of the two days of racing, was Grant Profit. Buddy ended in 16th
place overall for the championship and is 27th in the 2011 World
Next up is the Battle of the North at Dawson Creek, British
Columbia. Stay tuned to WFG Sports for the latest on the chuckwagon racing
events and the WFG-sponsored driver, Buddy Bensmiller.