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TALLADEGA, Ala., (April 28, 2008) – The ninth stop of the 2008 season at the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From engine troubles to a late race, multi-car accident, a fair share of big-name drivers had several TUMSâ moments. Each weekend PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from the weekend’s racing activities.

This week’s Top 10 TUMS honors go to:

10. TUMS’ driver Dario Franchitti is sidelined after breaking his ankle in the Nationwide race; David Stremme stepped in and did a masterful job in the No. 40 Tums QuikPak Dodge.

9. Reed Sorenson, looking to follow-up on his Daytona success, falls short as the Polaroid/Target Dodge experiences engine problems and is out of action after just five laps.

8. Matt Kenseth stages an early exit when his right front tire lets go, forcing the car into the Talladega Superspeedway wall. Kenseth drops four spots and now resides in a very un-Kenseth like 19th position in the championship standings.

7. Joe Gibbs Racing could use a TUMS QuikPak after Tony Stewart spends the whole weekend dropping hints that he wants out of his contract and may be starting his own team.

6. Ken Schrader shocks everyone by qualifying 3rd on Friday but reality sets in and he finishes 42nd with engine problems.

5. Paul Menard runs in the top 5 with the end in sight but gets spun after making contact with Juan Pablo Montoya. Menard recovers and finishes 14th.

4. Race fans that didn’t get to see the race finish under the green should get a TUMS QuikPak. The race was shaping up to be a classic.

3. Jr. Nation is still on hold as he gets collected in a wreck not of his own making; To his credit he stages a great comeback to claim 10th.

2. Elliott Sadler runs near the front for the entire race but the last lap crashes ruin his day as he finishes 29th, he deserved better.

1. Tony Stewart had a rough day. Stewart gets into the wall after cutting down a tire. The No. 20 crew gets the car back up to speed before being caught up in the big wreck. Tony falls two spots in the standing and he’s now ninth and still winless on the season.

Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 27, 2008 ) – The Cooper Tires Invitational had two bull riders leaving the Windy City as co-champions at the 18th stop of the elite Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler (BFTS). Fans crowded into the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. where they were treated to the world’s top 45 bull riders all competing for top points in the BFTS and its ultimate crown—the PBR World Championship title and million dollar bonus.

Three-time world champion Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) was joined in the winner’s circle by Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo) as the both covered two of three bulls and were ultimately named co-champions of The Cooper Tires Invitational. Moraes left the Allstate Arena with $23,740.50 while Hall took a check of $22,272.50, both scoring 177.5 points on three head.

Moraes started his weekend with a fifth place finish by scoring 86.75 points on Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC’s Mastermind. He was bucked off in round two, but came back to win Built Ford Tough Championship Round by riding Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s prize bull, Say I Won’t Gunner, with the highest marked ride of the event with a 90.75 point score. “This win means a lot to me especially it being my last year on tour. This bull [Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Say I Won’t Gunner] was showy, gets lots of air, and went into my hand. I was pretty happy I got him in the short round,” Moraes said.

Hall bucked off his first round bull, Korkow Rodeo’s Swamp Donkey, but placed fourth in the second round by riding Cold Play, owned by Jeff Robinson/Bar-X, for 87.75 points. He covered Silverado Rodeo Company’s Crossroads in the Built Ford Tough Championship round for 89.75 points and a second place finish in the round. “I didn’t think I’d win by only covering two bulls, but I’m glad it worked out that way,” Hall stated. “It’s great to share the win because in the end, the money spends the same.”

Third place at The Cooper Tires Invitational went to current no. 1 ranked bull rider Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) who covered two bulls and finished the weekend with 175.75 points. Marchi bucked off his first round bull, Three Hills Rodeo’s Migraine, but placed second in round two after riding the bull, Yellow Snow, owned by Robinson/Shrader/Anchor Bull Co. for 88.25 points. He covered his short-go bull, Silverado Rodeo Company’s Malibu, for an 87.5 point ride and a third place finish.

Rounding out the top four was Australian Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) who went into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in first place after covering his first round bull, 5G Farms Bucking Bulls’ Hat Rack, and his second round bull, Diamond K Bucking Bulls’ Joker’s Wild. Clark ended up bucking off of Rafter 7R Bucking Bulls’ Gnash during the Championship Round.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 45 bull riders in the world to Des Moines, Ia., on May 2-3 for the Des Moines Classic. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening. Be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

INJURY REPORT:

Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) suffered a fractured cheekbone and a fractured eye socket. He is getting x-rays and could possibly undergo surgery in the future.

Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, SP, Brazil) bruised his right thigh during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. He is questionable for Des Moines.

J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) suffered a bruise on his right lower leg which could be a possible fibula fracture. He is getting x-rays this week.

Brian Canter (Randleman, NC) suffered a concussion when he was bucked off his second round bull. He is probable for Des Moines.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:
As the winner of round three at the NILE Invitational, Bryan Richardson (Dallas, TX) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of The Cooper Tires Invitational in Rosemont. By covering the bull, The Godfather, owned by Chad Berger/Low/Rosen, Richardson earned a score of 83.75 points and took home the $5,000 bonus.

The Cooper Tires Invitational round one winner, Brian Canter (Randleman, NC) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the second round of competition in Billings. Canter did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, Man Law, and consequently, Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls was awarded the $5,000 bonus. As the winner of round two, Mike White (De Kalb, TX) will be eligible for the bonus next weekend in Des Moines, Ia.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately did not win The Cooper Tires Invitational event title. As the $5,000 bonus was not claimed, it will increase to $10,000 at the Des Moines Classic in Des Moines, Ia. on May 2-3. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford Super Duty Challenge:
As The Cooper Tires Invitational event winners, Adriano Mores (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) and Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo.) have qualified for a chance to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2008 Built Ford Tough Series event winners, for $50,000 toward the purchase of a 2009 Ford Super Duty Truck. The Ford Super Duty Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win the Ford Super Duty Challenge.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:
Robinson/Tedesco/Larry the Cable Guy’s championship bull Chicken on a Chain earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 45.50 points in Rosemont. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Ride:
Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) recorded the highest marked ride of the event when he scored 90.75 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s bull, Say I Won’t Gunner during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of The Cooper Tires Invitational. Consequently, he earned a $1,000 bonus.

The rider who achieves the highest score at each BFTS regular season event, excluding the PBR World Finals receives a bonus of $1,000 for the accomplishment. The PBR athlete who achieves the highest marked qualifying ride during the entire 2008 BFTS regular season, excluding the PBR World Finals event will receive $25,000, while second and third place finishers will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The bull rider who achieves the highest marked ride through the course of the entire 2008 PBR BFTS World Finals will earn an additional $10,000.

THE COOPER TIRES INVITATIONAL RESULTS:
ROUND ONE:
1) Brian Canter (Randleman, NC) 88.5 points on Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC’s Vampire, $2,730; 2) Jared Farley (Kempsey, AUS) 88 points on Gene Owens Bucking Bulls’ Smokin Aces, $1,950; 3) Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) 87.75 points on Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC’s Train Wreck, $1,170; 4) Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) 87.25 points on 5G Farms Bucking Bulls’ Hat Rack, $780.

ROUND TWO: 1) Mike White (De Kalb, TX) 88.75 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Migraine, $2,730; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 88.25 points on Robinson/Shrader/Anchor Bull Co.’s Yellow Snow, $1,950; 3) Shane Proctor (Grand Coulee, Wash.) 88 points on Robinson/Larry the Cable Guy’s Gappy Joe, $1,170; 4) Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo.) 87.75 points on Jeff Robinson/Bar X’s Cold Play, $780.

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) 90.75 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Say I Won’t Gunner, $2,730; 2) Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo.) 89.75 points on Silverado Rodeo Company’s Crossroads, $1,950; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 87.5 points on Silverado Rodeo Company’s Malibu, $1,170; 4) Reese Cates (Carthage, TX) 86.75 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Team Equine’s Evil Forces.

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1/2) Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) 177.50 points, $23,740.50; 1/2) Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo.) 177.50 points, $22,272.50; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 175.75 points, $11,912.50; 4) Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) 172.75 points, $6,180; 5) Reese Cates (Carthage, TX) 172.25 points, $4,422.50.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 8090 points, $164,492; 2) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 5713.5 points, $109,854; 3) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 5388.25 points, $75,549; 4) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) 4992.5 points, $101,931; 5) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, NM) 4859.25 points, $115,846; 6) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, NM) 4672 points, $226,817; 7) Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) 4442.5 points, $68,456; 8 ) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 4254.75 points, $46,539; 9) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 4237 points, $175,291; 10) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4144.5 points, $86,283.

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Philip Dutton and Connaught aka Simon posing in the arena after their win!

Lexington, KY (April 27, 2008) – Sports Image Times is proud to congratulate Phillip Dutton on winning the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, held April 24-27 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Riding Connaught, this was Dutton’s first win after a record five second place finishes at the show.

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Philip Dutton and Connaught jumping the Flower Basket during Cross-Country Event where they scored a 41.3 which placed them in second place

When asked about his win, Dutton had this to say about Connaught aka “Simon really shone all weekend at Rolex.  From the dressage day through the cross country and finally the show jumping, he really couldn’t have gone much better.  I know everyone thinks their own horse is unique, however, for me, Simon has been a real inspiration about work ethic and perserverence.  Over the years that I have been lucky enough to ride Simon, he has had plenty of adveristy, from injuries to jumping problems.  Because of his big jump, the cross county has not been easy for him.  However, he never gave up and always tried.  I couldn’t be more pleased that his name will always be up their having won a major event.”

Dutton manages and trains out of True Prospect Farm, in West Grove, Pennsylvania. There he also spends a great deal of time coaching other riders, including many adult amateurs and a number of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) short listed riders. He resides in Avondale, Pennsylvania with his wife Evie, 13-year-old daughter Lee Lee, and six-year-old, twin daughters, Mary and Olivia.


PUEBLO, Colo. (April 20, 2008 ) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires bucked into Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Mont. for the thirteenth consecutive year on April 18-20, 2008. The 17th stop on the elite Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler (BFTS) treated fans to thrilling rides and wrecks by the world’s top 45 bull riders and the best bulls in the industry.

In the end, 2004 PBR Rookie of the Year Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) emerged victorious after choosing Priest Creek Ranch’s prize bull, Soulja Boy, in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. Brown was awarded 89.25 points which was good enough for fifth place in the round and ultimately, first place at the event with 354 points on four head and a check for $37,969.

On his way to the PBR NILE Invitational winner’s circle, Brown, 29, placed in all four go rounds including splitting first place in round one after riding Jesse Hill Bucking Bulls’ Tuscarora for 89.5 points. He followed that up with an 87.25 point ride in round two on Hofer & Dennis Bucking Bulls’ Tighty Whitey who he picked in Saturday morning’s draft. He then placed fourth in the third round on Ty Rinaldo TZ Bucking Bulls’ Flashover with an 88 point ride. Brown went into the final round with 264.75 points and the lead which ensured him first pick in the Championship Round draft.

When asked about his pick, an excited Brown said, “I’ve never been on him [Soulja Boy], but had seen him in Anaheim when Brendon Clark won the round and he was really good to the right. Then Pistol Robinson had him in the short go and he went to the left. In the end though, he was a pretty fun bull and made me work for the win.”

This weekend’s win in Billings is the first for Brown since September 2004 when he had back to back wins in Laughlin, Nev. and Reno, Nev. It also marks the first time he has competed at the NILE Invitational in Billings since the accident that took him out of the MetraPark Arena on a stretcher and forced him into temporary retirement. “I’ve never held anything against this arena. My past injuries definitely made riding at this weekend’s event a great story and I’m glad I could ride well and pull through for everyone following it,” Brown stated.

Runner up at the NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires was Colorado bull rider Josh Koschel (Loveland, Colo.) who rode four bulls over the weekend and finished with 350.75 points. Koschel went into the final round in third place and chose to ride Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s bull Say I Won’t Gunner. He finished second in the short go with 91.25 points, behind the stunning ride by Helton Barbosa (Douradina, PR, Brazil) on the bull, Spit Fire, owned by C&G Rodeo Livestock, LLC, whom he tamed for an event high-marked score of 91.5 points and a third place overall finish.

One ride of note came during the Championship Round when 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) took on Diamond G Rodeos, Inc.’s bull, White Magic, who had claimed eighteen previous victims. Lee covered him for 88.75 points thus ending White Magic’s impressive buck-off streak.

The PBR Team Challenge was once again a thrilling race in Billings. Twenty-two teams have been formed, each providing $50,000 for the opportunity to win their share of the $1.1 million total competition purse through the 2008 season. The teams known as Red Horns and The Vikings tied for the win with 220 points and they each took home $15,000 in prize money.

For more information and the official rules on the PBR’s new Bull Team Challenge, please visit http://www.pbrnow.com/competition/BullTeams.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 45 bull riders in the world to Rosemont, Ill., on April 26-27 for The Cooper Tires Invitational. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evenings. Be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

INJURY REPORT:

No injuries to report.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

As the Omaha Classic round two winner, Bryan Richardson (Dallas, TX) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the first round of competition in Billings. Richardson covered his round one draw, Diamond G Rodeos, Inc.’s Smokey, therefore earning the $5,000 bonus.

Although Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) and Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AU) split the first round win, Clark earned the higher back judge score and was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the second round of competition in Billings. Clark did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, Bad Medicine, and consequently, Berger Bucking Bulls was awarded the $5,000 bonus.

Georgia bull rider Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) was awarded the highest score in round two and as a result, he was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the third round of competition in Billings. Willingham rode his third round bull, Beutler & Son Rodeo, Inc.’s Deputy Sheriff, and took the $5,000 bonus. As the winner of the third round of the NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, Bryan Richardson (Dallas, TX) will be eligible for the bonus next weekend in Rosemont, Ill.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:

Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately won the NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires event title. Not only did Brown claim the win, he also collected the $5,000 Ford Truck Moment of Truth bonus. The bonus will be $5,000 at The Cooper Tires Invitational in Rosemont, Ill. on April 26-27. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford Super Duty Challenge:

As the NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires event winner, Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) has qualified for a chance to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2008 Built Ford Tough Series event winners, for $50,000 toward the purchase of a 2009 Ford Super Duty Truck. The Ford Super Duty Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win the Ford Super Duty Challenge.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:

Beutler & Son Rodeo Company’s prize bull Voodoo Child earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 47.25 points in Billings. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Ride:

Helton Barbosa (Douradina, PR, Brazil) recorded the highest marked ride of the event when he spurred C&G Livestock, LLC’s Spit Fire for 91.5 points during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires. Consequently, he earned a $1,000 bonus.

The rider who achieves the highest score at each BFTS regular season event, excluding the PBR World Finals receives a bonus of $1,000 for the accomplishment. The PBR athlete who achieves the highest marked qualifying ride during the entire 2008 BFTS regular season, excluding the PBR World Finals event will receive $25,000, while second and third place finishers will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The bull rider who achieves the highest marked ride through the course of the entire 2008 PBR BFTS World Finals will earn an additional $10,000.

THE PBR NILE INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES RESULTS:

ROUND ONE: 1/2) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) 89.5 points on Jesse Hill Bucking Bulls’ Tuscarora, $6,000; 1/2) Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AU) 89.5 points on Ty Rinaldo TZ Bucking Bulls’ Flashover, $6,000; 3) Aaron Roy (Asquith, SK) 88.75 points on Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Big Iron, $3,000; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aperecida de Golania, GO) 88.25 points on Eno/Kubinchak Bucking Bulls’ Una Bomber, $2,000; 5/6) Reese Cates (Carthage, TX) 88 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Rockin’ Robin, $1,000; 5/6) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, TX) 88 points on Berger Bucking Bulls’ Bumblebee, $1,000.

ROUND TWO: 1) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 89.5 points on Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Blizzard, $2,730; 2/3) Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.) 89 points on Chad Berger/Low/Rosen’s Palace Station Deuces Wild, $1,560; 2/3) Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, SP, Brazil) 89 points on Berger Bucking Bulls’ Big Coyote, $1,560; 4) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) 88.75 points on Chad Berger/Denny Hawks’ Bond, James Bond; 5) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aperecida de Golania, GO) 88.5 points on Berger Bucking Bulls’ Little Coyote.

ROUND THREE: 1) Bryan Richardson (Dallas, TX) 90.5 points on John & Lacey Berger/Clay Struve’s Frank the Tank, $2,730; 2) Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) 88.5 points on Hofer & Dennis Bucking Bulls’ Tighty Whitey, $1,950; 3) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Id.) 88.25 points on Corey & Horst Rodeo Co. Inc’s Okie Dokie, $1,170; 4) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) 88 points on Ty Rinaldo TZ Bucking Bulls’ Flashover; 5/6) Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, SP, Brazil) 87.25 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Rockin’ Robin; 5/6) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 87.25 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo Company’s Deputy Sheriff.

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Helton Barbosa (Douradina, PR, Brazil) 91.5 points on C&G Rodeo Livestock, LLC’s Spit Fire, $2,730; 2) Josh Koschel (Loveland, Colo.) 91.25 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Say I Won’t Gunner, $1,950; 3) Reese Cates (Carthage, TX) 90.75 points on Page & Teague Bucking Bulls’ Holy Moly, $1,170; 4) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, TX) 89.75 points on Corey & Horst Rodeo Co. Inc’s Far North; 5) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) 89.25 points on Priest Creek Ranch’s Soulja Boy.

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, TX) 354 points, $37,969; 2) Josh Koschel (Loveland, Colo.) 350.75 points, $15,649; 3) Helton Barbosa (Douradina, PR, Brazil) 339.5 points, $12,295; 4) Reese Cates (Carthage, TX) 265.25 points, $7,635; 5) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, TX) 264.5 points, $6,195.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 7504.25 points, $152,580; 2) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 5713.5 points, $109,854; 3) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 5025.25 points, $72,476; 4) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, NM) 4859.25 points, $115,846; 5) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) 4845 points, $100,463; 6) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, NM) 4535.5 points, $225,505; 7) Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) 4442.5 points, $68,456; 8 ) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 4237 points, $175,291; 9) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 4159.25 points, $46,539; 10) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4014 points, $85,010.

PHOENIX, (April 14, 2008) – The eighth stop of the 2008 season at Phoenix International Raceway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents. From engine troubles to late race fuel strategy, a fair share of big-name drivers proved to have several TUMSâ moments. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor, Doug Rice, picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from last weekend’s racing activities.

This week’s Top 10 TUMS honors go to:

10. FOX and NASCAR postpone the start of the race for 15 minutes waiting for the Red Sox – Yankees baseball game to end, only to have fans miss both the final out of the game and the first lap of the race. That’s like two errors on one play.

9. J.J. Yeley gets caught in a five car crash and finishes 39th. He drops out of the top 35 and now has to suffer the stomach churning agony of having to qualify on speed, or go home early.

8. It is the second week in a row the No. 45 failed to qualify, this time with Kyle Petty at the wheel. The trouble continues for Petty Enterprises.

7. An early pit road penalty for Carl Edwards forces him to race uphill for most of the race, likely killing any chance for Edwards’ fourth win of the year.

6. After winning the pole, Ryan Newman triggers a five car crash and exits the event early with a 43rd place finish.

5. Elliott Sadler’s Dodge Charger starts on the outside of the front row and has a strong run going when the motor gives out on lap 161 and he winds up in the wall.

4. The 2008 campaign continues to be a rough one for Matt Kenseth as he cuts a tire and suffers problems in route to a 38th place finish, falling to 15th in points.

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s losing streak is now at 70 races and counting. The No. 88 looked strong for most of the night but had to stop late for fuel and finished seventh, moving him up to third in points.

2. Mark Martin was in prime position to take the win but had to pit for fuel with just 10 laps remaining and had to settle for fifth.

1. Four time champion, Jeff Gordon still hasn’t found his magic this season. After finishing last in Texas, Gordon was never a real threat to win in Phoenix.

Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.

OMAHA, Neb. (April 13, 2008) – When the dust settled in Omaha’s Qwest Center it was Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) who conquered the previously unridden bull Hot Stuff of D&H Cattle Company’s to win stop No. 16 on the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler (BFTS). The Omaha Classic, held April 11-12, featured the top 45 bull riders in the world facing off against the baddest bucking bulls in the business for a shot at the prestigious title. Thanks to the electrifying match up against Hot Stuff in the Built Ford Tough Championship round, Canter, 20, cashed in to the tune of $35,771 and took the title by a decisive margin of 10.25 points over runner up Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.).

Weighing in at 5’3” and 120 pounds, Canter is slight in stature but no lightweight in the world of professional bull riding. He has been riding professionally for three years and in that time has made three trips to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. The Omaha Classic title was, however, just the second BFTS tour title of his career.

“The last time I won a Built Ford Tough Series event was in Billings, Mont. (NILE Invitational), the year before last,” Canter said. “I’m excited about this win and the bull I had in the short round of H.D. Page’s was great.”

When asked if his seemingly effortless, calm and cool riding style fit Hot Stuff’s pattern of bucking, Canter said, “Something about my riding style must have fit that bull because I’d never had him and didn’t know anything about him and it worked out great. I was 92.5 points on him.”

That outstanding 92.5 point final round effort moved Canter to fifth in the Cabela’s Hi Marked Ride standings and the Omaha Classic victory brings his career earnings to $599,589. Canter stated during his interview immediately following the win that he is healthy and optimistic about the 2008 season.

Finishing fourth in the preliminary go round, Canter staged a steady assault on the top stop in the Omaha Classic event standings by placing fifth in round two to advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship round in the lead with a total on two bulls of 175 cumulative points. His closest challenger was three time PBR world champion Adriano Moraes, who met with some bad luck and a no score in final round action. Moraes ultimately finished fourth overall by the time the curtain closed on the Omaha Classic. Austin Meier advanced to the championship round ranked third overall and rode his way to 86.75 points and second overall behind Canter when he topped Frontier and Teague Bucking Bulls’ notorious Big Bucks in the finals. Rounding out the top three in Omaha was Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.), whose 90.5 point final round effort against #10 Bucking Bulls’ Cat Man Do made him the only man besides Canter to cover three bulls during the course of three go rounds at the Omaha Classic.

Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, BZ) maintains a strangle hold on the top spot in the PBR World Standings by a margin of 1,702 points. Marchi boasts an 80.85 percent riding average, but finished out of the big money in Omaha after covering only his first go round draw. Second ranked Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) is in relentless pursuit of Marchi and finished sixth overall in Omaha to earn BFTS points that will be crucial to victory in the race for bull riding’s ultimate million dollar year-end laurel.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 45 to Billings, Mont., April 18-20 for the NILE Invitational. The Omaha Classic airs on VERSUS at 12:30 a.m. ET Sunday, April 13 and Monday, April 14. be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information and complete broadcast times.

Injury Report:

Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) aggravated a previous injury to the ring finger on his riding hand. He is getting x-rays and is questionable for Billings.

Brendon Clark (Morpeth, New South Wales, AUS) did not ride on Saturday night due to a concussion from Friday’s night ride on Busta Move. He is probable for Billings.

Dickies DuraBullfighter Joe Baumgartner tore his MCL. He will be out for approximately four weeks.

Jared Farley (Kempsey, New South Wales, AUS) sprained his shoulder (free arm). He is getting x-rays and is questionable for Billings.

Jarrod Craig (Hillsboro, Texas) aggravated a sprained shoulder (free arm) from a previous injury. He is getting x-rays and is questionable for Billings.

BEHIND THE CHUTES: Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

As the Nampa Invitational round three winner, Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the first round of competition in Nampa. Snyder successfully earned the $5,000 bonus as well as the first go round win aboard Page and Teague Bucking Bulls’ Big Rig.

By virtue of his round one win, Snyder was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the second round of competition in Omaha. Snyder received a no score and consequently D&H Cattle Co. and Junk Cattle Co., owners of the bull Bonafide, earned the $5,000 bonus for their bull’s performance.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus: Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately won the Omaha Classic event title; therefore he claimed the $5,000 Ford Truck Moment of Truth bonus. The bonus will be $5,000 at the NILE Invitational on April 18-20. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford Super Duty Challenge: As the Omaha Classic event winner, Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) has qualified for a chance to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2008 Built Ford Tough Series event winners, for $50,000 toward the purchase of a 2009 Ford Super Duty Truck. The Ford Super Duty Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win the Ford Super Duty Challenge.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event: Frontier, Teague and Ron White’s bull Nervous Waters earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 46.25 points in Omaha. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull scores.

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Ride: Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) recorded the highest marked ride of the event when he topped D&H Cattle Company’s Hot Stuff for 92.5 points during the championship round of the Omaha Classic. Consequently, he earned a $1,000 bonus.

The rider who achieves the highest score at each BFTS regular season event, excluding the PBR World Finals receives a bonus of $1,000 for the accomplishment. The PBR athlete who achieves the highest marked qualifying ride during the entire 2008 BFTS regular season, excluding the PBR World Finals event will receive $25,000, while second and third place finishers will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The bull rider who achieves the highest marked ride through the course of the entire 2008 PBR BFTS World Finals will earn an additional $10,000.

Omaha Classic Results ROUND ONE: 1) Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) 89 points on Page & Teague Bucking Bulls’ Big Rig, $2,730; 2/3) Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) 88 points on Danny Lemmons’ Splat Kat, $1,560; 2/3) Ednei Caminhas (P.Alves, Sao Paulo, BZ) 88 points on Hebert Bucking Bulls’ Handsome Jack, $1,560; 4) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 87.75 points on Frontier Rodeo/Gaylon Childers’ Simon, $780;

ROUND TWO: 1/2) Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, BZ) 88 points on Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Fully Loaded, $2,340; 1/2) Bryan Richardson (Dallas, Texas) 88 points on Page & Teague Bucking Bulls’ Recoil, $2,340; 3) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco Acre, Brazil) 87.75 points on Hebert Bucking Bulls’ Shane, $1,170; 4) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 87.5 points on Danny Lemmons’ Splat Kat, $780;

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 92.5 points on D&H Cattle Company’s Hot Stuff, $2,730; 2) Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) 90.5 points on #10 Bucking Bulls’ Cat Man Do, $1,950; 3) Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.) 86.75 points on Frontier & Teague Bucking Bulls’ Big Bucks, $1,170; 4) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 85 points on Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Hot Stuff, $780;

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 267.5 points, $35,771; 2) Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.) 257.25 points, $14,736; 3) Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) 177.5 points, $11,055; 4) Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, BZ) 173 points, $7,740;

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season) 1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 7,333.25 points, $152,580; 2) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 5,631.25 points, $109,854; 3) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 4,774.25 points, $115,846; 4) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 4,601.5 points, $98,683; 5) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 4,535.5 points, $225,505; 6) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 4,516.25 points, $68,108; 7) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 4,237 points, $175,291; 8 ) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 4,052.5 points, $46,539; 9) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4,014 points, $85,010; 10) Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) 3,839.25 points, $63,329.

FORT WORTH, Texas, (April 9, 2008) – The seventh stop of the 2008 season at Texas Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents. From drivers on the edge of the top 35 in owner points to a spectacular wreck in qualifying, a fair share of big-name drivers proved to have several TUMSâ moments. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor, Doug Rice, picks the Top-10 TUMS Moments from last weekend’s racing activities.

This week’s Top-10 TUMS honors go to:

10. Petty Enterprises announced that was going to evaluate the performance of the No. 45 Dodge by allowing Chad McCumbee the opportunity to qualify at Texas. Kyle Petty steps aside, but a misunderstanding in regard to the decision makers behind the move lead to a media frenzy. To make matters worse, the No. 45 does not qualify on time and falls further outside the top 35.

9. Jeremy Mayfield finishes 38th at Texas and then finds out the next day that he has been replaced by Johnny Sauter at Haas CNC Racing for the upcoming Phoenix race.

8. Martin Truex Jr.’s Chevrolet explodes just four laps from the end and costs him a guaranteed top 10 finish.

7. J.J. Yeley is one of the few cars to crash at Texas as he finishes 42nd. Yeley has fallen out of the all important top 35 in car owner’s points.

6. After total domination last year; Hendrick Motorsports is now 0 for 2008. You can bet none of the other teams have any sympathy pains.

5. Greg Biffle rolls into Texas riding third in points but leaves the Lone Star State in ninth; it was a rough day for the Biff.

4. Robby Gordon spends most of the day getting to know the walls at Texas but some how manages to bring his scarred up Dodge home in 30th.

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the pole but loses the handle on his Chevy and finishes out of the top ten for the just the second time this season.

2. Jeff Gordon battles an ill handling car and finally hits the wall. The team spent a great deal of the race in a glorified test session. This was only the second time in his long and established career that Jeff Gordon finished 43rd.

1. Michael McDowell becomes a household name for all the wrong reasons as he survives a wild crash in qualifying. McDowell may become the new poster child for “The Agony of Defeat” on The Wild World of Sports.

Stay tuned each week for the Top-10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va., (April 2, 2008) – The sixth stop of the 2008 season at Martinsville Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents.  From drivers on the edge of the top-35 in owner points to the beating and banging that is commonplace at Martinsville, a fair share of big-name drivers proved to have several TUMSâ moments.  Each weekend, PRN lead anchor, Doug Rice, picks the Top-10 TUMS Moments from last weekend’s racing activities.

 

This week’s Top-10 TUMS honors go to:

 

10. Sprint Cup Series fans just can’t seem to escape the cold as winter-like conditions had everyone seeking warmth at Martinsville. There was no warmth to be found.

 

9.   Fan favorite Kyle Petty fails to qualify for the Goody’s Cool Orange 500.

 

8.   Elliott Sadler hurts his lower back while working out earlier in the week and has to race in pain all day while managing a 15th place finish.

 

7.   Kyle Busch enters Martinsville the point’s leader but suffers transmission problems and finishes 38th to drop him from the points lead.

 

6.   While battling for third Jimmie Johnson spins out and has to restart all the way back in 24th position, costing him a chance to win his fourth-consecutive race at Martinsville. 

 

5.   Matt Kenseth earned his TUMS. He was involved in no less than three cautions. He would struggle to a 30th place finish.

 

4.   Kurt Busch tangles with little brother Kyle early on and suffers nothing but problems the remainder of the race. He finishes in the 30th position.

 

3.   Michael Waltrip spends most of the week talking about a misplaced sway bar and then to make matters worse he finishes a forgettable 35th.

 

2.   Jr. Nation is still waiting for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win in the No. 88. They’ll have to be satisfied that he sits fourth in points.  

 

1.   Jeff Burton is held up over the closing laps by rookie Michael McDowell and it robs Burton of any chance at victory. McDowell will need that favor returned one day.

 

TUMS announced on Friday that its using its newest product, the TUMS QuikPak instant dissolve powder, to bring its fastest relief ever to Martinsville Speedway as the entitlement sponsor or the October 19, 2008 Sprint Cup series race – The TUMS QuikPak 500.

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