OGDEN — A trio of first division teams remained undefeated after two rounds of action at the 2012 World Cutter and Chariot Racing Championships Sunday afternoon at the Weber County Fairgrounds race track.
Utah state champion Ekstrom and Gift won its race in 22.36 seconds, the fastest time of the day on a crisp, cool afternoon of action. KBG won its second race in 22.56, while Parkinson and Johnson, the Idaho state, champion, ran in 22.57.
The three will square off next Friday, when the third round of world competition resumes. The winner earns a day off Saturday and will run in next Sunday’s champ-ionship dash for the title.
2012 World Cutter and chariot Racing Championships
Sunday’s first-round results
at Weber County Fairgrounds
Sixth division, Race No. 1—Eisele and Ron (IN), 23.64, over Double B Racing (CV), 24.26; Race No. 2—Johnson Family (CV), 24.05, over Paul Greany No. 2 (NA), 23.69; Race No. 3—Double N Ranch (WS), 23.54, over Jackie and Jake (CV), 24.15, and Nervous Wreck Ranch (SC), 25.41; Race No. 4—Gibbs Racing (SK), 23.78, over Anderson and Leavitt (BR), 24.68; Race No. 5—2 Strong Quarter Horses (GS), 23.29, over Dunford, Hansen and Hartman (WS), 23.64; Race No. 6—Seely, Saler and Kendall (NE), 23.54, over Hillstead Ranch (AA), 23.72.
Fifth division, Race No. 7—Strong Family (GS), 23.67, over T.T.&J. (UV), 23.71; Race No. 8—7-D Ranch (CV), 23.83, over Fox’s (TV), 24.26; Race No. 9—Butler Family (SC), 23.48, over Call Me Anything (IN), 24.03; Race No. 10—JDU Racing (BR), 23.53, over Giles Family (WS), 23.62; Race No. 11—Stokes Racing (GS), 23.28, over Jenson, Ropelato and Wright (SK), no time; Race No. 12—Virginian (AA), 23.28, over Wild Child (NA), 23.57.
Fourth division, Race No. 13—Cassidy and Ron (WS), 23.03, over Bair Quarter Horses (23.46, over Mike and Peggy (WW), 24.26; Race No. 14—Critchlow Quarter Horses (TV), 23.35, over H&H (CV), 23.42; Race No. 15—Luthi/Hale Family (AA), 22.95, over Frank, Vicky, Robin and Sandy (SC), 23.98; Race No. 16—Tyler Gibbs Racing (SK), 22.67, over Gary Mathisen (IN), 23.28; Race No. 17—Seely and Kendall (NE), 22.92, over Demler Quarter Horses (GS), 23.33; Race No. 18—Dave, Cutter and Gary (NA), 23.01, over O-K Boys (BR), 23.09.
Third division, Race No. 19—Gines Family (UV), 23.10, over BSW Racing (GS), 23.24; Race No. 20—Doug Kellery Family (CV), 24.24, over Sierra Racing No. 2 (NE), 25.15; Race No. 21—Rob and Johnny (BH), 23.36, over Bailey’s Boys (WW), 23.66; Race No. 22—Wayment and Pope (SC), 22.67, over Rowdy Friends Racing No. 1 (TV), 22.68, and JRW Racing (SK), 22.72; Race No. 23—Sommers and Hansen (WS), 23.24, over M&M (BR), 23.62.
Second division, Race No. 24—Boyd and Joyce (SC), 23.25, over Timm and Hanni (UV), 23.62; Race No. 25—Hoopes and Smith (CV), 22.98, over RAW and Cajun Racing (BH), 23.04; Race No. 26—Paul Greeny No. 2 (NA), 23.48, over Pines Bar (WW), 23.56; Race No. 27—Shaffer Family (BR), 23.02, over Nobody’s Racing (TV), 23.13; Race No. 28—Vane Racing (SK), 22.69, over Weldon, Flanary and Friends (GS), 22.83; Race No. 29—Dewy and Dana (WS), 22.69, over Sierra Racing No. 1 (NE), 22.98.
First division, Race No. 30—Padgett Racing (WS), 22.73, over Quick N Hot (WW), 22.98, and Star A (Allen and Pat) (AA), 23.62; Race No. 31—Frank Sweeting (TV), 23.12, over D.D.G&R. and Happy Trails (UV), 23.46; Race No. 32—KMA Racing (BH), 22.95, over Deuces Wild (IN), 23.31; Race No. 33—Parkinson and Johnson (NA), 22.57, over Jess and Grant (BR), 22.63; Race No. 34—KBG Racing (NE), 22.56, over Wayne and Corrie (CV), 22.91; Race No. 35—Ekstrom and Gift (GS), 22.36, over Wasatch Pallet No. 1 (SK), 22.44.
Associations, AA—All American (Star Valley, Wyo.); BR—Bear River Valley (Tremonton); BH—Beehive State (Farmington); CV—Cache Valley (Preston, Idaho); GS—Golden Spike (Brigham City); IN—Interstate (Mountain View, Wyo.); NA—National (Rigby, Idaho); SC—Silver Creek (Richfield, Idaho); SK—Skyline (Smithfield); TV—Tooele Valley (Tooele); UV—Utah Valley (South Jordan); WS—Wasatch Slopes (Ogden); NE—Nebo (Payson); WW—Western Wyoming (Rock Springs, Wyo.).