11 drivers faced penalties on night one of the Ponoka Stampede, the fourth WPCA event of the season.

The weather could've been a bit of a factor with cool temperatures and light rain.

Last year's reigning champ, Layne MacGillivray took the top spot on the night with a penalty-free time of 1:13.43 with Luke Tournier, Cody Ridsdale and Rae Croteau Jr. rounding out the top four on the night.

They do run four wagons per heat in Ponoka, instead of the three wagons at the Calgary Stampede.

High River's Jason Glass was in the final heat of the night, heat #9, when he was hit with 6 seconds in penalties for OI (INF) - outrider interference on the infield and for LO (late outrider). It leaves him in 31st position after day one. Without the penalties, Glass would've finished in first overall with a time of 1:13.09.

Jordie Fike from the Blackie area was in heat #1 and finished first in his heat ending up in 23rd with Dayton Sutherland finishing up in 27th.

All wagons get back on the track tonight as they head to the $75,000 Tommy Dorchester Championship Final heat on Sunday.

Here are the results from Day One:

1 - Layne MacGillivray - SECURE Energy - 1:13.43

2 - Luke Tournier - K & H Developments - 1:13.79

3 - Cody Ridsdale - Kortech Calcium Services - 1:13.84

4 - Rae Croteau Jr. - TeKh Group Inc. - 1:13.87

5 - Kurt Bensmiller - Versatile Energy Services Ltd. - 1:14.08

6 - Ross Knight - Metalex Metal Buildings Inc. - 1:14.26

7 - Chanse Vigen - Canadian Downhole Inc. - 1:14.29

8 - Josh Hrynyk - Quick Mats Ltd. - 1:14.37

9 - Kris Molle - Eagle Builders - 1:14.56

10 - Darcy Flad - Darcy Powlik Realty Inc. - 1:14.74

11 - Chance Bensmiller - Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre Donated by the McWilliam Family - 1:14.98

12 - Chance Flad - Calnash Trucking - 1:15.40

13 - Dustin Gorst - Century Downs Racetrack and Casino - 1:15.49

14 - Chad Fike - TOMCO Group of Companies - 1:15.65

15 - Mitch Sutherland - Morskate Manufacturing - 1:15.73

16 - Obrey Motowylo - The Co-operators - 1:15.79

17 - Cruise Bensmiller - Stormy River Ranch - 1:15.81

18 - Evan Salmond - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. - 1:15.83

19 - Troy Dorchester - PureChem Services - 1:15.84

20 - Preston Faithful - Midwest Propane - 1:15.94

21 - D.J. King - S.O.R.E. Oilfield Services Inc. - 1:16.20

22 - Evan Magee - Crush it - Hard Iced Tea - made with Provincial Vodka! - 1:16.52

23 - Jordie Fike - Earth Drilling Co. Ltd. - 1:16.58

24 - Chance Thomson - Prostrate Cancer Centre - 1:16.63

25 - Troy Flad - Central Alberta Tile One - 1:16.94

26 - Roger Moore - Red Deer Lock & Safe Ltd. - 1:17.24

27 - Dayton Sutherland - Manitoulin Transport - 1:17.26

28 - Tuff Dreger - Reinhart Oilfield Services Ltd. - 1:17.43

29 - Dean Dreger - Irvine's Tack and Western Wear - 1:17.73

30 - Doug Irvine - Silent Ice Sports & Entertainment - 1:18.29

31 - Jason Glass - Birchcliff Energy Ltd. - 1:19.09

32 - Todd Baptiste - Crystal Kids - 1:19.44

33 - Layne Flad - Quick Moves Concrete Pumping Ltd. - 1:20.45

34 - Wade Salmond - VJV Livestock Marketing Group - 1:21.07

35 - Kirk Sutherland - Benchmark Commodities Ltd. - 1:25.19

36 - Jamie Laboucane - Pidherney's - 1:32.87