Changes made for WPCA races in Medicine Hat

By Charles Lefebvre
June 14, 2019 - 4:05pm Updated: June 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The World Professional Chuckwagon Association has made changes to how the event in Medicine Hat will run this weekend.

The opening night of the races had to be stopped due to inclement weather in Medicine Hat Thursday night. According to a release from the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and the WPCA, the event will move forward, with a few alterations.

“Normally in these situations the races would be held over for a Monday finish, but this option was not available this year for various reasons,” a statement from the WPCA reads. “In the best interests of the fans, volunteers, staff and competitors, both organizations agreed that the show will conclude on Sunday as scheduled.”

The chuckwagon drivers will keep their barrel positions from Thursday for Friday, and are treating Friday as if it were the first night of racing. The aggregate will be shortened to two days, with the top three wagons qualifying for Sunday’s Championship Final Heat.

Drivers will receive day points only, and no aggregate points will be awarded.

The drivers who participated in Thursday’s races would still be compensated based on their standings at the time the event was cancelled.

Races resume Friday evening at 7 p.m., Saturday night at 7 p.m., and wrap up Sunday at 2 p.m.

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