Under General Manager Austin Dillon to Attend Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
PBR (Professional Bull Riders) announced today that the Carolina Chaos will represent Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the PBR Team Series, an elite new league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing in races beginning in June 2022.
North Carolina’s first bullying team will call Wake Forest’s Lawrence Joel Veterane Memorial Coliseum home, and joins the Demon Deacons men’s and women’s basketball teams in the multi-purpose arena with 14,600 capacity in Winston-Salem.
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– CarolinaChaos (@CarolinaChaos_) 12 January 2022
The team will go through Richard Childdress Racing with 2018 Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon serves as General Manager. Dillon, who won the iconic no. 3 Chevrolet management, begins its ninth year of competition in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. A former champion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2013) and NASCAR Truck Series (2011), Dillon is a 19-time winner in NASCAR’s top-three tour series.
“I have always had an interest in the business side of sports, so I am delighted to have a chance to be the general manager of a PBR team with my grandfather,” said Dillon. “I grew up watching bull riders with my grandfather, so it’s special to be able to share this interest with him in our home state of North Carolina.”
The PBR Team Series’ first regular season of 10 events will culminate in a team playoff game at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6, 2022. The league will begin with eight founding teams, each scheduled to host a to offer respective city. annual bullfighting event and Western lifestyle festival, builds excitement and root interests in the sport.
The PBR Team Series event for the Carolina Chaos at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in North Carolina will be announced at a later date. Fans can connect with the Carolina Chaos on social media at @CarolinaChaos_ on Facebook, @CarolinaChaos_ on Instagram, and @CarolinaChaos_ on TikTok.
The complete PBR team series league list is:
• Ariat Texas Rattlers, based in Fort Worth, Tex., Owned by the Fisher family
- • Arizona Ridge Riders, based in Glendale, Arizona, owned by Teton Ridge
- • Austin Gamblers, based in Austin, Tex., Owned by Egon Durban
- Carolina Chaos, based in Winston-Salem, NC, owned by the league and managed by Richard Childress Racing
- • Kansas City Outlaws, based in Kansas City, Mo., owned by Pulley Outlaws LLC
- • Missouri Thunder, based in Ridgedale, Mo., owned by Johnny Morris
- • Nashville Stampede, based in Nashville, Tenn., Owned by Morris Communications Company
- • Oklahoma Freedom, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owned by the league and operated by Prodigal
There will also be two “neutral terrain” league-produced regular season events and this season’s playoffs and championships. All PBR Team Series events will be broadcast on either the CBS Television Network, streamed live on Paramount +, CBS Sports Network or Pluto TV.
The league will present a PBR team series rider draft on May 23 before the start of the 2022 season, among PBR rider members who declared for the draft during a league admission period. To determine the athlete’s team selection order, a draft lottery will be held among teams ahead of the PBR Unleash The Beast event at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, January 7th.
The PBR team series complements the successful PBR Unleash The Beast premiere tour, which held its first championship in 1994 and will be held from January – May 2022, with its World Cup final held from May 13-22, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. word.
The PBR has a rich history in the state of North Carolina. In addition to making more than 30 stops in the Tar Heel state with the elite Unleash The Beast, several of the world’s best bull riders come from North Carolina, including two-time PBR World Champion JB Mauney, 2021 PBR Newcomer of the Year Eli Vastbinder, and PBR Ring of Honor inaugurated Jerome Davis, who runs Davis Rodeo Ranch in Archdale, who hosts events and raises PBR goat bulls with his wife Tiffany.
The PBR debuted in Winston-Salem in 2008 and visited the city annually through 2010 with Prime Minister Unleash The Beast. The organization held a subsequent elite touring event in the Twin City in 2013.
In 2009, North Carolinian Mauney won the event, with a perfect 3-for-3, including driving Deja Blue Emu for 91 points to secure the victory.
“Over the past 29 years, PBR has grown into a mainstream sport carried by CBS and Pluto TV, packing marquee tent arenas across the country,” said Sean Gleason, CEO and commissioner of PBR. “The incredible range of passionate, highly successful team owners confirms the new PBR Team Series League – a transformative addition to the sport that will help take PBR to new levels.”
The PBR team series builds on the existing structure of professional bulry with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be structured in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matches against another opponent every day. Each match will include five riders per team against another team. Full team rosters will consist of seven riders on the core list and up to three training group members. The team with the highest total score of qualified rides among its riders will be named the winner of each match. The event winner will be the team with the most match wins over an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie to determine the final event’s points standings.
Team-formatted bulry events have grown in popularity since the debut of the PBR Global Cup in 2017, which hit nation against nation in the name of national pride. The successful event format continued in June and July 2021 with the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, hosted by US Border Patrol. In addition, PBR staged several Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause team charity events.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s leading bulry organization. More than 500 bull riders annually compete in more than 200 events across the television-broadcast PBR Unleash The Beast Tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.
In June 2022, PBR will launch PBR Team Series – eight teams of the world’s best bull riders competing for a new championship. The organization’s digital assets include PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a world leader in sports, fashion, events and media.