Vieira Victorious in Fresno

Fabiano Vieira went 3-for-3, including 88.25 points on Breakdown in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to win the Fresno Invitational on Sunday in Fresno, California.

Vieira earned 515 world standings points for the win, based on a strong weekend in California. He tied with rookie Bonner Bolton for first place in the championship round to win 80 event points on Sunday. That followed his 35 points earned in Round 1 on Saturday. He also earned 400 world standings points for winning the event aggregate.

The win moved Vieira into No. 7 in the world standings following action in Fresno.

Vieira bested fellow Brazilian rider Valdiron de Oliviera, who finished third in the championship round with an 87-point ride on King Buck. That ride earned Oliveira 50 event points, and when added to his 240 points in the aggregate, gave him 290 event points toward the world standings and moved him to No. 6 overall in the world standings.

The riders had a strong event overall in Fresno, with six qualified rides in the championship round and 17 in Round 2.

In Round 2, Eduardo Aparecido claimed 100 world standings points after covering KISS Animalize for 87.5 points.

Bolton earned 60 world standings points with an 87-point ride on Imagine That that left him alone in second place, followed by a three-way tie for third place between Brady Sims, Aaron Roy and Matt Triplett, who all earned 86.25-point rides. Sims rode Super Cool Cat, Roy covered Past Time and Triplett, the No. 1 rider in the world, covered Springsteen.

For their efforts, the trio earned 40 points each toward the world standings.

The Built Ford Tough Series moves back to the Midwest next week with the First Premier Bank Premier Bankcard Invitational in Sioux City, South Dakota.

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