Defending world and former Ponoka Stampede champion Jason Glass was the high bid at $24,000 (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) during Friday’s Ponoka Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction.
Prime advertising space on the wagons of the best 36 chuckwagon drivers in the world on racing’s predominant circuit sold for $427,500.
Although the sale was down slightly from the 2012 total of $497,500, for the fourth consecutive year the Ponoka Stampede sale was the highest of all of the shows that will comprise the 2013 WPCA Pro Tour. The average bid was $11,875, with the median bid at an even $10,000.
Coming in with $20,000 bids were wagons driven by Codey McCurrach (ATB Financial), Obrey Motowylo (H&E Oilfields Services Ltd.), Kirk Sutherland (EMCO Corporation) and Troy Dorchester (Lafarge Canada Ltd.).