While Grant Profit went home the champion of the 2010 Richard Cosgrave Memorial Badlands Dinosaur Derby, there was a familiar name on the podium.
Chad Cosgrave, whose father is the namesake of the Drumheller event, was one of the champion outriders of the Drumheller show. Chad has been riding since 2003 and in 2008 won the World Outriding Championship. He rode, along side of Chanse Vigen on the top team.
“It’s always best to win at home,” said Cosgrave after the event. “It’s great especially at an event named after my dad, these are the shows you want to win, it’s unbelievable.”
His mother Tara Cosgrave and grandmother Bernice Cosgrave were on hand to share the honour.
The Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. Outfit, with Profit at the reins performed unbelievably as well. Profit pulled ahead in the aggregate after day two, and then set a track record on day three with a blistering 1:06.21, for the championship.
“Both outfits were working well,” said Profit of his choice of teams for the event. “The one and two barrel outfit worked really good…they are the outfit I ran in Bonnyville a couple weeks ago. We would have beat the record there, but took a penalty and didn’t, so we brought them back this weekend.”
Profit was followed closely in the aggregate by Mark Sutherland in second, and Obrey Motowylo in third. Colt Cosgrave and Rae Croteau Jr. placed four th and fifth respectively.
This was Profit’s second win of the season and credits his team made up of his wife Shelly and daughters Calie and Charleigh.
“Anyone that says men work harder than women, I beg to differ, we go down the road as a family, the three girls and my self, I am so proud of them,” said Profit.
This was his second trip to the podium this season after winning the Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede. He had praise for the Drumheller event.
“Drumheller has always been good to us, I am so proud,” said Profit. “Richard Cosgrave was a good friend of ours and it’s an honour to win this show.”
The 2010 Dino Derby wrapped up Sunday evening. This event was originally to be run in June, but was rained out. This time the weather cooperated and WPCA officials were impressed with condition of the track and facilities.