Chanse Vigen grabbed the aggregate lead on Saturday.
It took until Thursday night for him to be unseated at the GMC Rangeland Derby.
Doing the Day 7 honours was hot-handed Kurt Bensmiller, who won the two World Professional Chuckwagon Association events leading up to the Calgary Stampede. He leads the WPCA tour in in points.
And now Bensmiller (7:22.70) owns a two-second bulge here.
Chasing the Dewberry, Alta., driver are Vigen (7:24.74), Logan Gorst (7:24.82), Obrey Motowylo (7:24.93), Troy Dorchester (7:25.70).
Kelly (The King) Sutherland – itching to get into the championship heat in his 45th and final Stampede – is ninth overall.
Best lap of the night went to Vern Nolin, for the second straight day. He posted a clocking of 1:11.20
Rounding up Thursday’s next fastest drivers – Roger Moore (1:11.37), Mike Vigen (1:11.58), Dallas Dyck (1:11.94), Rick Fraser (1:12.43).
Racing continues Friday at 7:45 p.m.
Semifinals are set for Saturday, while the Dash for Cash goes Sunday.