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Ontario Truck Driving Championships announce winners

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. -- The 65th edition of the Ontario Truck Driving Championships were held at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville on July 9. The winners of the five classes will now go to Calgary in August to compete in the National Professional...


CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. — The 65th edition of the Ontario Truck Driving Championships were held at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville on July 9. The winners of the five classes will now go to Calgary in August to compete in the National Professional Truck Driving Championships.

The results of the competition are as follows:

Straight Truck:
1st – Stewart Jutzi – Erb Transport
2nd – Joe Kuntz – Home Hardware Stores
3rd – Mike Hamilton – City of Brampton

Single Single:
1st – Clary Ward – Con-way Freight
2nd – Rick Dobie – Con-way Freight
3rd – Patrick Clark – Con-way Freight

Single Tandem:
1st – Bryon Winfield – Home Hardware Stores
2nd – Richard Lacroix – SLH Transport
3rd – William Wolfe – Maple Leaf Foods

Tandem Tandem:
1st – Preetpal Nijjar – Canada Cartage System
2nd – Dan Congdon – Reimer Express Lines
3rd – Don Mason – Loblaw Company Ltd.

Trains:
1st – Bryan Heyworth – SLH Transport
2nd – Wayne Ballagh – Home Hardware Stores
3rd – Peter Mosher – Maple Leaf Foods

Grand Champion – Stewart Jutzi – Erb Transport
Rookie of the Year – Chris Tinkler – SLH Transport
Highest Points – Preetpal Nijjar – Canada Cartage Systems
Pre-Trip Award – Tom Griffiths, Maple Leaf Foods, and Ernest Streicher, Home Hardware (both with perfect pre-trip inspections)
MTO Safety Award – Ernest Streicher – Home Hardware (Highest combined score of the written test and pre-trip inspection – both perfect)

This year’s event featured two exhibition classes with four new obstacles. The A-Train and Tanker classes did a short course after the five other classes were completed. The obstacles included: the Roundabout, Funky Monkey, Right Front Steer Tire, and the ICC Bumper Stop.

The winners of the exhibition classes are as follows:

A-Train
1st – Jeff Maclean – Molson Coors
2nd – Patrick Clark – Con-way Freight
3rd – Jason Wingle – Con-way Freight

Tanker
1st – Marc Lefebvre – Canada Cartage Systems
2nd – Jeff Maclean – Molson Coors
3rd – Roger Mailloux – Con-way Freight


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