PBR WOWS HUGE CROWD

2500 FLOCK TO HER­VEY BAY’S SEAFRONT OVAL FOR PBR AUSTRALIA EVENT

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LAST WEEK­END’S pre­dicted wild weather was a glad no-show for the 2500 peo­ple who flocked to Her­vey Bay’s Seafront Oval for the PBR Australia event.

It was a de­ci­sion they didn’t re­gret, as they were treated to some of the best bull­rid­ers in the coun­try.

Bru­tal bull Sui­ci­dal went into the event hav­ing thrown more than 300 rid­ers off be­fore the eight-sec­ond buzzer, and added one more to keep his un­blem­ished record in­tact.

Kyo­gle’s Jack­son Fel­ton was the poor soul in this in­stance, and was thrown mo­ments af­ter they ex­ited the gate.

How some of the rid­ers es­caped is a near-mir­a­cle, as thou­sands of tonnes of beast thrashed, crashed and kicked about.

In the end it was Justin Paton who stood tall, rid­ing two bulls to fin­ish with an event-win­ning score of 165.

He was the only rider to con­quer two bulls, as at least six oth­ers set­tled for only one.

Beau Wil­lis fin­ished sec­ond on 86, with Ja­son Mara on 85.

Paton, who was one of sev­eral rid­ers to take sep­a­rate en­tries due to his top-10 rank, fin­ished fourth on his B en­tries.

Ryan Story and Bry­den Atkins tied for 5th on 83, with Cody Hef­fer­nan (82.5), pic­tured above com­ing off Rockstar, and Dave Kennedy (81) round­ing out the top eight.

The huge re­sponse means PBR Australia could re­turn to the Fraser Coast next year.

The PBR’s next stop is at Rock­hamp­ton on Fri­day for the Beef Australia PBR Bull Ride.

PHO­TOS: ALIS­TAIR BRIGHTMAN

HANG TIME: Matthew Young holds on to Cheap Trick dur­ing his run on Satur­day night.

YIKES: Cody Hef­fer­nan is thrown by Rockstar in the fi­nals of the Ru­ral Weekly Live PBR Se­ries event at Her­vey Bay.

PACKED: More than 2500 went through Seafront Oval’s gates for the event.

Ja­son Mara on Black Bar­ney.

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