Bremner breaks loose for win

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:24 AM ET

Jerry Bremner didn't need another silver medal.

He was after the gold last night.

The veteran chuckwagon driver had qualified for the Grande Prairie Stompede final eight times but had just one championship, back in 1994, to show for it.

He made his ninth trip to the dash for cash a memorable one.

Bremner skinned the No. 4 Barrel, grabbed the rail and took home his second Stompede title in 1:16.48.

"This one's been tough to capture sometimes," Bremner said. "But we got it done this year."

Bremner, driving for TrailBlazer RV Centre, said he felt confident even though he drew the outside barrel.

"These horses have shown unbelievable run," Bremner said. "I knew if I could get two-wide or even three-wide, I'd have a chance."

Kirk Sutherland (Pipestone Carriers; 1:18.35), Kelly Sutherland (The Hear Now Inc.; 1:18.80) and Troy Dorchester (Dorchester Ranch; 1:19.94) rounded out the field in the final.

Luke Tournier (Borek Construction) had the fastest time of the night, crossing the line in 1:16.28 in Heat 7.

The three-time world champion used the same hook that carried him to back-to-back day-money runs on Nights 1 and 2.

"They had a couple of nights off so they were fresh and felt real strong the entire way.

"It's a great start but there are a lot of variables that go into a successful season. You need to stay injury free, penalty free and you need Lady Luck on your side."

He didn't need her last night.


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