What’s old is new again, as the 2015 World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dash for Cash winner re-claimed his title Sunday night at Evergreen Park.
Obrey Motowylo is taking home $50,000 and a brand new GMC pick-up truck after winning this year’s Stompede crown. Motowylo also won the aggregate title.
The Bluffton, Alberta native didn’t hold back, saying he had one particular person in mind the entire race.
“Dad, I won that for you,” he said. “My dad’s not feeling really well. He’s in hospital in Westlock, and I know he’s going to recover and be back cheering me on as soon as he can. And I won it for him.”
“I got to take the horses to a track up by home there, and try-out some combinations that I thought were working pretty decent. The horses felt really strong for the amount of days I had in them… If you would have asked me before the show if I was going to win it, I would’ve said not a chance. I’m just really proud of my horses, and my outriders, and my whole barn crew and my wife.”
Gary Gorst had the quickest time of the night on the WPCA circuit at 1:17.99, taking home the day money.
Meanwhile, Eric Rever of Manning took home the Western Chuckwagon Association title at this year’s Stompede. His prize is $15,000.
When asked what was going through his head down the stretch of the race, this is what Rever had to say.
“I just kept looking back at the other guys. I knew I had a one second penalty to out-run, so I just kept going and the horses pulled through.”
Rever also claimed the fastest time of the night at 1:18.84, just better than Doug Green. On top of that, Rever won the John Nielsen Memorial Friday night. Wembley’s Derek Aebly is the 2017 aggregate winner.
Kevin Desjarlais won the All-Pro Dash for Cash and took home $1,500.
In total, $125,000 was dished out Sunday night at the Stompede chucks.
Local legend Kelly Sutherland also made his final hometown appearance and received an enormous standing ovation from the packed house at Gordon Badger Stadium.