Great weather and a fast track led to some exciting heats in the WPCA chuckwagon races Friday night at the Calgary Stampede.

High River's Jason Glass just missed out on the top day money and the number one position by just half a second.

Chad Fike took top honours in heat #9 coming off the third barrel with a time of 1:11.08.

Other local favourites, Dayton Sutherland from DeWinton is sitting in 18th with Blackie's Jordie Fike sliding into 21st.

Once again, this year the WPCA is running with three wagons per heat over 9 heats for a total of 27 wagons.

Here are the standings:

Day One:

1 - Chad Fike - Summit Fleet - 1:11.08

2 - Jason Glass - Birchcliff Energy Ltd. - 1:11.58

3 - Rae Croteau Jr. - Element Technical Services - 1:12.10

4 - Obrey Motowylo- Eagle Builders - 1:12.22

5 - Jamie Laboucane - Arnie Jackson Tribute - 1:12.61

6 - Troy Dorchester - ProVela - 1:12.67

7 - Chanse Vigen - KMA Construction & KMA Scaffolding Services - 1:12.80

8 - Todd Baptiste - S.O.R.E. Oilfield Services Inc. - 1:12.91

9 - Kurt Bensmiller - Grey Eagle Resort and Casino - 1:13.01

10 - Layne MacGillivray - Shady Creek Ranch - 1:13.15

11 - Cody Ridsdale - O'Chiese Business & Investment Centre - 1:13.61

12 - Danny Ringuette - Flight Insight - 1:13.83

13 - Darcy Flad - The Broda Group - 1:13.86

14 - Kris Molle - Graf Mechanical Ltd. - 1:14.01

15 - Kirk Sutherland - Pedal Pub - 1:14.64

16 - Ross Knight - The MobSquad - 1:14.74

17 - Evan Salmond - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. - 1:14.85

18 - Dayton Sutherland - Truman Homes - 1:15.04

19 - Chance Thomson - visitlethbridge.com - 1:15.12

20 - Chance Bensmiller - EllisDon - 1:15.43

21 - Jordie Fike - Steelhaus Technologies Inc. - 1:15.65

21 - Chance Flad - Encore Canada - 1:15.65

23 - Wade Salmond - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. - 1:16.25

24 - Doug Irvine - Xerox - 1:16.84

25 - Preston Faithful - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. - 1:17.91

26 - Mitch Sutherland - Subsurface Construction Corporation - 1:19.90

27 - Dallas Dyck - Meguinis Enterprises - 1:37.92

The top three in the aggregate after Saturday, July 13, 2024, qualify for the championship final heat. The winner of the championship final heat will be declared the 2024 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion.