Although 2019 saw Amber take home the CPCA Rookie Driver of the Year award, she is far from a rookie. Amber had a stellar first year on the circuit having 3 top 15 runs and 17 top 20 runs along with finishing in the top 20 at 5 of the 9 CPCA shows. Amber’s dad ran pony chuckwagons for 50 consecutive years, her mom drove pony as well as thoroughbred chariots and her grandfather Fred Fitch drove thoroughbred chariots, so it only seemed natural when Amber started driving ponies herself. Amber’s favourite part of Chuckwagon racing is the horses and being able to do and share something she loves with family and the friends that are met along the way who turn into family. 2019 was an exciting year for Amber and the CPCA as we all saw the CPCA’s first female driver hit the track and we are sure 2020 will be even more exciting as Amber climbs her way up the standings.
Hometown: Glaslyn, SK
Favourite Meal: BBQ Steak, Fresh garden Potatoes BBQd, Baby Carrots and Garden salad
Favourite Vacation Spot: Southern US, whether it be Texas or Arizona.
How did you get into Chuckwagon Racing: My Dad Gerald L’Heureux drove pony chuckwagons for 50 consecutive years,my Mom Maxine Hougham (Fitch) drove pony and thoroughbred chariots and my grandfather Fred Fitch drove thoroughbred Chariots.
Most Memorable Chuckwagon Racing Moment: Thus far getting to race against my Dad in North Battleford in 2012, even though he beat me at the wire by a neck we ran side by side the whole race and it’s a race I will never forget.