The World Professional Chuckwagon Association will continue to race at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino after confirming a new agreement to declare a world champion for the sport.
The new pact will make 2023 the third year of WPCA racing at Century Downs. The original agreement began in 2019. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Century Downs was forced to cancel the scheduled races in 2020 and ‘21. The WPCA returned to Century Downs in 2022, with Calgary Stampede champion Kris Molle winning the show title and Layne MacGillivray capturing the world title.
“The WPCA is extremely pleased to return to Century Downs for another year with the world finals,” said Paul Ryneveld, former Century Downs GM turned WPCA GM. “We all believe that this event can grow further and be the pivotal stop on the circuit it is intended to be.
“By working with Century Downs under this partnership, the future is bright.”
The WPCA races at Century Downs will be the official world final event of the 2023 WPCA season. The feature race is the $75,000 championship final on Sunday.
One key focus for the event in 2023 is to make positive adjustments to the seating layout and improve guest experiences.
“We learned a lot from the past two championships we’ve hosted here at Century Downs, thanks in part to the valuable constructive feedback from fans and sponsors alike,” said Century Downs GM Jackie Morrison. “We have already started planning to ensure this year’s event provides an even better fan experience for everyone in attendance.”
The WPCA World Finals will be held Aug. 23-27.