Battle in Rocky

Second fastest was good enough for Rae Croteau Jr. at the Battle of the Rockies World Pro Chuckwagon Association races in Rocky Mountain House on Friday night.

Outriders veer to avoid the falling horses of Brian Mayan’s Friends of Brian Mayan rig during second night World Professional Chuckwagon Asociation racing in Rocky Mountain House Friday. The first annual Battle of the Rockies

Outriders veer to avoid the falling horses of Brian Mayan’s Friends of Brian Mayan rig during second night World Professional Chuckwagon Asociation racing in Rocky Mountain House Friday. The first annual Battle of the Rockies

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Second fastest was good enough for Rae Croteau Jr. at the Battle of the Rockies World Pro Chuckwagon Association races in Rocky Mountain House on Friday night.

His time of 1:18:72 in the fourth heat in the TOMCO rig jumped into the aggregate lead at 2:36.70 through two days of the four day event.

Chad Harden in the ConocoPhillips Supporting Farm Supply wagon was the only driver faster on Day 2 with a lap of 1:18.43, however, the time was only good enough to move him into fifth overall.

The Neway Oilfield Services Rig driven by Rick Fowler is second overall at 2:37.58 and Grant Profit driving the Ja-Co Welding &Consulting Ltd rig is third overall at 2:37.66.

The Battle of the Rockies runs through Sunday with the races starting at 7 p.m. today and then 2 p.m. Sunday.

l There was one incident on Friday night when a horse with the Brian Mayan outfit reportedly suffered a heart attack down the back stretch and died on site.

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