He is the first 4th generation driver to accomplish this!
Outrider Chad Cosgrave was also part of Jason’s winning team last night.
Jason also won the aggregate title, which means he was the recipient of the Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award. This also came with a brand new truck!!!
We are so proud of Jason and Chad! Stunts Canada congratulates you both on this historic win!!!!
Please see an excerpt from the Calgary Herald article about the win below:
His great grandfather Tom Lauder celebrated the first of three wins in 1924. Grandad Ron Glass marked the first of three in 1941 and dad Tom Glass started a four-victory run in 1983.
And an emotional Jason Glass finally got his first GMC Rangeland Derby championship Sunday night.
But the 42-year-old resident of the High River area had to hold his breath before he could celebrate being the first fourth generation driver to claim chuckwagon racing’s richest and most prestigious show.
The four-time World Pro champion swung out of the infield so hard his wagon kicked up the chalk dust and gave Jerry Bremner’s wagon a little kiss but it was nothing that deserved a penalty in his seventh trip to the $150,000 showdown.
Last year Glass wasn’t as lucky when he crossed the finish line first but was tagged with an interference penalty leaving the infield when he bore down on No. 1 barrel sitter Doug Irvine.
All that is a distant memory now.
“I knew I had four beautiful horses in front of me,” Glass told a standing-room-only crowd. “I was really focused on my right hand leader because I had to drive him around the top barrel and the others did their job.
“Coming around that second turn they just explode and they did again tonight. I had to sit a little bit on them going down the backstretch to give my outriding horses a chance to catch up and all of a sudden Kirk Sutherland started coming up real quick.
“But those horses weren’t going to lose this race.”
Glass won his third aggregate title on Friday night and laid down the fastest times on five nights, including Sunday.
It was his track record run of 1:09.89 in a Saturday semifinal, however, that gave him first pick of the barrels and he was never going anywhere but to the No. 1 even though that hook would be making its fourth straight trip to the 4.5-furlong oval.