WPCA Pro Tour

WPCA Pro Tour

The WPCA Pro Tour is composed of 40 race days over 9 cities and towns throughout Western Canada. The chuckwagon race, affectionatley known as the Half Mile of Hell, is one of the most exciting forms of entertainment available to the public at large. Chuckwagon racing is a team event, led by a driver who commands a team of horses pulling the chuckwagon, and is supported by two outriders, each racing individual thoroughbred horses that follow the chuckwagon. Each race typically involves three or four teams, and begins with the outriders "breaking camp", by tossing a barrel representing a camp stove into the back of their wagon before mounting their horses and following the wagons as they complete a figure eight around two barrels before circling a race track. The first wagon to cross the finish line typically wins, although various time penalties are handed out for infractions such as a barrel being knocked over, a tent pole or stove not loaded, wagon interference or an outrider crossing the finish line too far behind his wagon driver.

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