OGDEN -- The 2012 Cutter and Chariot Racing World Championships are down to the nitty gritty.
After last weekend's first two rounds of racing at the Weber County Fairgrounds track, a trio of teams are unbeaten in their quest for the world championship trophy.
The Golden Spike Association's Ekstrom and Gift, Nebo Association's KBG Racing and Parkinson and Johnson out of the National Association (Idaho) each won races last Saturday and Sunday under cool conditions.
The weather has heated up this week, and so should the racing.
Action begins at noon today, Saturday and Sunday in six divisions of action. The finals will be Sunday afternoon.
Parkinson and Johnson is the Idaho state champion, while Ekstrom and Gift won the Utah state championship in February.
A couple of other teams have a chance but they'll have to work a little hard to get the job done.
Wasatch Pallet No. 1, a former world championship team out of the Skyline Association, had the second-best time of the day last Sunday, but lost to Ekstrom and Gift. Wasatch Pallet will have to win three straight races to come out on top. Padgett Racing (Wasatch Slopes) and Jess and Grant (Bear River) also have just one loss.
The unbeaten teams after today's action earn a rest day through to Sunday's dash for the title.