Chance Bensmiller (front) turning the corner to the final stretch. Kurt and Cruise Bensmiller follow. Photos Elaina John The Dewberry Chuckwagons returned on August 15 and 16. The Chucks are usually in June, but were postponed this year. Due to COVID-19, the sportsgrounds provided hand sanitizers and posted signs to encourage social distancing. The turnout was much bigger than expected, and with 200 people in the grandstands, many latecomers were asked to stay in their vehicl
After ten straight days of chuckwagon racing, Kurt Bensmiller earned his fourth Calgary Stampede Championship on July 15.
With great racing throughout the week, Kurt had won the Aggregate two days prior. Also on July 13, Kurt and Versatile Energy worked together to raise over $20,000 for the Humboldt Broncos. One night of the tarp sponsorship was sold to Thru Tubing Solutions raising the bulk, with additional funds raised by selling jerseys.
Kurt fondly remembers his days
Marie Conboy Reporter Kurt Bensmiller defended his GMC Rangeland Derby championship title, taking the two in row and claiming the $100,000 cheque at the Calgary stampede on July 12. The limelight belonged to the 32 year old from Dewberry on the final night of the Calgary Stampede, he had the speed and beat Sutherland in his Air Canada and Tervita outfit by more than a wagon length across the finish line. “It feels really good,” said the young Bensmiller last week after he ret