Last night we wrapped up the 2019 PBR Velocity tour Finals and move into a transition day where the arena here at the South Point will be transformed into the ABBI Finals venue.
The 2019 PBR World Finals field has been finalised with Brady Fielder and Cliff Richardson securing a spot for the big dance at T-Mobile Arena which starts on Wednesday. Congratulations to Brady and Cliff and I can’t wait to see them ride under the bright lights later this week.
Once again, you can check out The PBR Rundown for all the Australian timings.
2019 PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour Finals – Round 2 Review
Lane Mellers put up 84.5 points aboard Slumlord (Nothin’ But Try Ranch / ‘Diggers Bucking Bulls) to finish the event splitting 17th place.
Lawson Nobbs went within a whisker of recording a qualified ride, but the clock was stopped at 7.3 seconds with Blackout (Halpain/Long) claiming the victory and marked 42-points.
You can check out both rides on the Ride the Rage Instagram page.
Jose Vitor Leme swept the Velocity Tour Finals, taking home the event buckle and the 2019 Champions buckle. No. 2 ranked Jess Lockwood is going to have his work cut out bridging the gap to Leme at the PBR World Finals with the margin out to 749 points.
The ABBI Classic Wildcard and Derby competitions also wrapped up.
Earning Classic Competition spots at T-Mobile on Wednesday and Saturday are Silver Back (Mason / Smith Bucking Bulls), Do Wa Diddy (Andrews Rodeo Co), Piston Hurricane (Symons Bucking Bulls), Floyds 622 (Frontier Rodeo) and Rockey (Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch / K-C).
Midnight Rock (Cord & Sara McCoy), the bull that Lawson Nobbs faced in Round 1, held on to his lead after Day 1 in the Derby with an 89-point performance.
Coming Up Today
As I mentioned in the introduction, today is a rest day with ABBI Meetings scheduled in the afternoon and that will be followed by the always exciting ABBI and UBHA Stock Contractors Cocktail Party.