In total, 39 competitors and over 50 volunteers withstood the rainy conditions to ensure that the day went off without a hitch.
And in the end, Ed Eagle of Canada Safeway was named the Grand Champion. He also won the Tandem-Tandem category.
Other category winners were: Garth Deschamps, Step Van; Gene Wertepny, Straight Truck; Brian Hrabchuk, Single-Single; Frank Klassen, Single-Tandem; and Ken Wiebe, Super-B.
The First-Time Entrant award winner was Matthias Maassen of Penner International and the top team honors went to TST Overland Express (Howard Thomson, Gene Wertepny, Ron Poirier and Denis Roberts). The winner of this year’s Bjornson Memorial was Brian Hrabarchuk of Con-way Freight.
Also presented was the 2009 Manitoba Volvo Driver of the Year Award, to Dennis Barkman of Penner International. He has more than 27 years of driving experience, a clear driving record, and millions of accident-free kilometers.