Trevor Brazile has been in this position before. In fact, nobody’s won more CINCH Timed Event Championship titles than the Texan, and he proved why Friday afternoon during the first round of this year’s “Ironman of ProRodeo.”
Brazile completed five runs in 56.3 seconds to win the opening round. In a format change, the Lazy E is paying $6,000 in each of the five rounds, so Brazile pocketed $3,000 for first place. Clay Smith, the 2014 reserve champion and a two-time NFR qualifier, was second in 61.2, worth $2,000. Shay Carroll, a newcomer to the Timed Event, is third with 63.7 seconds.
There are four rounds left to go, so the race continues to crown the champion in the 33rd edition of the Timed Event, the most unique event in rodeo.
First round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 56.3 seconds, $3,000; 2. Clay Smith, 61.2, $2,000; 3. Shay Carroll, 63.7, $1,000.