This year marks the first in a long time that GMC is back in full sponsorship mode for the World Professional Chuckwagon Association. GMC has long been the headline sponsor of the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby and this year they have made a deal to headline the entire tour. The WPCA is a traveling road show that covers Alberta from north to south. They put on an exciting, fast, mudslinging show every night which makes GMC the perfect sponsor for the show. GMC trucks are known for their work-man-status trucks and many of the drivers are already utilizing our trucks to move their set-up’s from town to town. This year the drivers will compete for six GMC trucks all told on the tour.
Davis GMC is proud to be affiliated with this first-class association and have thrown their support behind the most personable driver on the tour, Tim Haroldson. You have to check out this awesome video our new videographer Kyle Velcoff shot of Tim’s first heat on June 7. We are so excited and so proud of this: Half Mile of Hell Chuckwagon Races in Medicine Hat
Tim qualified for his first winner–take–all final at a major chuckwagon event in 2011 at the Capital Ex Chuckwagon Derby in Edmonton and finished a career best 15th in the World Standings. He posted 18 top ten runs including two first place runs – one at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and Capital Ex Chuckwagon Derby in Edmonton – and 1 other run that cracked the top five. His wife Melissa was honored with the Ty Tournier Memorial Award in 2011 as well. Tim is a two–time champion of the Colonial Days Fair in Lloydminster, and won additional show championships during his time on the CPCA circuit at the Wainwright Stampede in 2003 and 2007 and the CPCA Lloydminster Finals in 2005. Tim started his career with the CPCA and was the recipient of CPCA Award for Excellence in Corporate Involvement in 2000 and has won many CPCA show awards for Best Dressed Chuckwagon. He was scheduled to compete at the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby for the first time in 2004, until a pre–show injury prevented him from driving that year. Tim’s outfit also captured the CPCA’s Meadow Lake Stampede in 2007, but a pre show injury prevented him from driving and his outfit was handled by replacement driver Roger Moore. Tim and his wife Melissa make their home in Melfort, Saskatchewan.
All in all GMC is proud to be back and we look forward to a great weekend of racing. Get out their and show your support!! It’s a great time!