Lightning strikes

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:37 AM ET

Lightning Luke made it a clean sweep.

On Saturday, he won a new GMC truck along with the Richard Cosgrave Award as the top aggregate driver.

Last night, he took the big cheque as well.

Tournier drew the No. 1 barrel prior to the beginning of the races and, the way he's been turning the entire week, the rest was almost academic.

"Well, that's what you hope for," said Tournier, whose time of 1:15.37 was also the quickest of the night.

"I knew we'd be OK if they worked like they did (Saturday) night. But you still have to go out and do it."

That wasn't much of a concern.

The 44-year-old has established himself as the No. 1 driver at the Rangeland Derby over the past few years.

He also cleaned house in 2005, winning both the aggregate and the dash.

Although, it was worth $50,000 then.

He said this championship felt just as good.

"It's just as good. I didn't think it would be but after not winning (in 2006), you want to be back where you were."

Reg Johnstone (Cargill) was second at 1:16.46. Norm Cuthbertson (Rod Streeper Trucking Ltd.) crossed the line in 1:17.86 while Rick Fraser (Sunset Ridge of Cochrane) ended up at 1:21.80 after a five-second penalty.

The wagons bumped together coming out of the infield and Tournier said he was hoping he wouldn't be tagged with a penalty. "I was holding my breath," he said. "Off the No. 1, it's a little hard to stay in the lane, especially when darkness is setting in."

Tournier had Eddie Melville, Dave Biever, Chad Fike and Logan Gorst outriding.

The crew went penalty free through the entire show.

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$100,000 DASH FOR CASH

INCLUDING PENALTIES

Driver Last night

1. Luke Tournier 1:15.37

2. Reg Johnstone 1:16.46

3. Norm Cuthbertson 1:17.86

4. Rick Fraser 1:21.80 (5)


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