The CPTC Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the addition of a new name on the oldest ice oval racing trophy in the world: That of JORDAN WAHL, the 18-year-old Greenbush, MN native who became the 51st Canadian Champion in the Pro Champ 440 class on his 2013 Polaris, earning over $3800 for his efforts. This brings to 11 the number of times the Wahl name has appeared on our trophy, having been won by Dave Wahl three times and by Terry Wahl a whopping seven times. Congratulations, Jordan, on being the newest member of the Wahl racing dynasty to grace our trophy!
Coming in a close 2nd, which made for some extremely exciting racing, was two-time Canadian Champ Nick Van Strydonk out of Tomahawk, WI on this 2013 Polaris. Nick took home more than $2500 in prize money over the two-day event.
Third place in the Pro Champ 440 class went to PJ Wanderscheid of Sauk Center, MN. on his 2013 Arctic Cat, also a two-time Canadian Champ, who walked away with $1700 for finishing in the top three.
Russell Liba of Warburg, AB took home $1400 for his 1st place finish in the Jerry Bunke Memorial Cup. Another big winner was Brian Healey out of Winnipeg, MB, taking home almost $1200 for his Saturday and Sunday 1st place finishes in the Pro Formula 500 class, as well as a 2nd place finish in the Sportsman 600 class.
As always, CPTC paid out 100% of the driver registration fees to the winners in each class, and along with added-in money to the purse, paid out a grand total of $21,560. For a full list of winners in each class, please click on “View Event Results” in the left-hand column.
CPTC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the racers who came out from near and far to put on such an exciting show once again for all the race fans, from the Kitty Kat and 120 class, Vintage and Relic racers, Formula 500 and Women’s class, right up to the Pro Champ 440 drivers. As well, thank you to all those who make the trek to Beausejour each year to join in the “Show and Shine,” a parade of sleds from yesteryear, which is enjoyed tremendously by all who attend. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who so tirelessly give of themselves, year after year, to help put on the Greatest Show on Snow. CPTC would also like to give special recognition to all of our sponsors and advertisers, especially the Town of Beausejour, without whose support our race would not be as successful. And of course last, but certainly no least, we would like to extend a very special “THANK YOU” to all the race fans for their loyal support of our races!
Please mark down the following dates for our upcoming race season:
SEASON OPENER: DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2013
THE 52ND ANNUAL CPTC CHAMPIONSHIPS: MARCH 1 & 2, 2014
SEE YOU AT THE RACES!
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