Series given lift with NSW champ effort
NEW South Wales bullrider Denny Farley has broken Stuart Frame's winning run in the Extreme Superbull Series.
Farley topped the points in the fifth, and final round, at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel on Saturday night in front of a bumper crowd of about 2500 spectators.
The highlight of Farley's two successful rides was his second round 88-point score on Fatal Attraction, from the Ross Beak stock.
It was Farley's first win in this series on his first year on the tour.
Bullriding runs in the Farley family, hailing from Kempsey, with Farley's father a former top bullrider and his brother Jarrod currently ranked 13th in the world standings.
Pushing their Australian team selection claims were Rockhampton's Kevin Connolly and Gracemere's Ben Seeds placing second and third respectively.
Tour organisers will finalise the Australian 13-man team on Wednesday.
The Australian team, which will include former Central Queensland rider Greg Potter who is sitting third in the world rankings, will compete against a US team at the Troy Dunn International at the Townsville Entertainment Centre from August 12-14.
However, all eyes were on the Great Western arena on Saturday night where Dysart's Lee Hanrahan made the best start winning round one with an 87point ride on Cowboy Outcast, from the Shane Iker stock.
Connolly scored 86 on Peaches and Cream, from Troy Dunn, and Farley was third with 83 points on Red Thing, from Trevor Dunn's stock.
In round two Farley topped the points to not only win the round but secure the overall title on the night.
Dysart's Henry O'Dell placed second in round two after scoring 86 points on the Ross Beak bull, Berko.