There was a lot of nervous anticipation leading up to the 2019 Calgary Stampede auction yesterday with the uncertain economic times however any concerns soon dissipated as the auction got underway. After the first 13 drivers had been sold off it was clear that sponsors had come prepared to buy with the bids going as high as $120,000 but not dipping below $80,000. By the end the sale all uncertainty was gone as the sale total reached $3,285,000, an increase of $47,000 from 2018. The average bid last night was $91,250 which was also up a bit from 2018.

The CPCA’s next auction will be on April 2nd at the Lloydminster Exhibition.

Driver Sponsor Amount Bid
Troy Dorchester Graham Group Ltd.  $150,000
Kurt Bensmiller Versatile Energy Services $120,000
Jason Glass Friends of Jason Glass $120,000
Mark Sutherland Friends of Sutherland Racing $105,000
Gary Gorst Painted Pony Energy Ltd. $105,000
Evan Salmond Excel Projects $105,000
Codey McCurrach iON United $105,000
Vern Nolin Dentons Canada LLP $100,000
B.J. Carey The Cartel/The Balance Foundation $100,000
Logan Gorst Century Downs Racetrack & Casino $100,000
Ray Mitsuing Border Tribal Council/MLTC/Larry Iron $100,000
Luke Tournier The Mob Squad $100,000
Obrey Motowylo League Projects $100,000
Chanse Vigen The Mavericks Chuckwagon Team $100,000
Doug Irvine B & R Eckel’s Transport Ltd. $100,000
Kirk Sutherland Ghostpine Environmental Services Ltd. $95,000
Darcy Flad PBR Bullriding $90,000
Jordie Fike The Brakemen Foundation $90,000
Layne MacGillivray Spray Lakes Sawmills $90,000
Dustin Gorst BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger $90,000
Chance Bensmiller Western Refrigeration & Beverage Equipment $90,000
Barry Hodgson West Industrial Ltd. $87,500
Jamie Laboucane Friends of the Mavericks $85,000
Chad Harden MNP/Kubota/Spartan Controls $85,000
Mitch Sutherland Eagle Builders $82,500
Ross Knight The Cowboy’s Casino Posse $82,500
Kris Molle Big Hearted Mavericks $80,000
Chad Fike La Maison Simons $80,000
Roger Moore PCL & Partners $80,000
Cody Ridsdale The Can Wagon $75,000
John Walters Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick $70,000
Todd Baptiste Manteo Group $70,000
Dallas Dyck United Rentals $70,000
Kris Flanagan The Legends $67,500
Curtis Morin PBR Bullriding $65,000
Danny Ringuette National Motor Coach/Friends of the Brakemen $52,500


 Total Amount Bid $3,285,000
Average Bid $91,250
High Bid $150,000
Low Bid $52,500
2018 Total $3,238,000
Difference Over 2018 $47,000