PBR Finals Week continues today with the conclusion of the PBR Velocity Tour Finals here at the South Point. All riders will compete in Round 2 with the Top-15 in the aggregate progressing onto the Championship Round.
Riders will face the remainder of the bulls involved in the ABBI Classic Wildcard and Derby competitions.
Check out The PBR Rundown for all the Australian timings.
2019 PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour Finals – Round 1 Review
Both Lane Mellers and Lawson Nobbs were down early in Round 1 courtesy of some smart Cord McCoy branded three-year-olds.
Mellers bucked off Perfecto in 1.98 seconds with the bull marked 85.20 points to sit midfield in the Derby Competition.
Nobbs went up against a smart one in Midnight Rock, who leads the Derby Competition, marked 89-points during the 3.04-second trip.
I have posted both of the Aussie replays on my Instagram Page plus some live vision in my Story.
Utah’s Kache Moosman took the round win after riding Reckless Tested (BMC Bucking Bulls / Jenkins Cattle) for 89-points.
Jess Lockwood and Jose Vitor Leme continue to trade blows with both of the top-ranked riders in the world recording qualified rides.
Lockwood sits third in the aggregate after putting up 88-points on Hammered Down (Davis Rodeo Ranch / D&H Cattle) with Leme splitting fourth place on 87.5 for his ride on Little Joe (JD Nix Rodeo Co.).
In the Classic Wildcard, Rockey (Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch / K-C) holds the lead at the midpoint of the competition, marked 88 points in his 2.78 second battle with Brady Sims. Big Shot (Stoltzfus / Robison / Carson) sits close behind in second on 87.8 points for his 3.22 dispatch of Shay Marks.
Sitting in second place in the Derby behind Midnight Rock is Little Joe (Lonnie & Amy Austin) who scored 87.6 points when he bucked off Cody Nance in 2.72 seconds.
2019 PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour Finals – Round 2 Preview
The Aussies can still make it back into the Championship Round if they can post solid numbers tonight. There were 19 qualified rides in Round 1, so we can expect a lot of guys to go 2-for-2, but anything over 87-points should put them in contention to make it back on one.
This afternoon, Lane Mellers will be out late in Section 1 against Slumlord (Nothin’ But Try Ranch / ‘Diggers Bucking Bulls). This bull finished in the Top-10 in the Derby Points Standings this year. Slumlord turned back to the right in his PBR debut last month and looks to buck at a nice tempo.
Lawson Nobbs is scheduled to ride towards the end of Section 2 aboard Blackout (Halpain/Long). This bull produces a pretty consistent trip and is ranked just outside the Top-50 in the Classic Points Standings. He leaves the chute looking left but will turn back to the right with good rhythm.