The 2016 Finals were another record year. We had 134 Finalists competing for over $122,000 in cash and prizes awarded over the weekend. All finalists left with at least $600 in awards again in 2016. Once again, we allowed the finalists to choose from several of the higher valued items to ensure they received what each valued most. See below for many of the items awarded. Special thanks to Danny Fitch for cooking an amazing gumbo for us on Saturday evening. Appreciation to all members that brought potato salad or dessert. The 2016 ABRA Sportsmanship Award was given to Shelly Posobiec. Scarlett Darden, Rhonda Johnson and Pam Denais donated the auction items bringing in the highest bid. They will receive either a free or discounted membership in 2017. Fastest barrel time for the weekend was a 15.442 run by Trudy Bulliard on Cals Frosty Socks. Mylee Buford ran the fastest pole time with a 21.390 on Go Fors Foxy Outlaw. We hope to see everyone again in 2017. ABRA is only as good as it's members, so get involved to make it better than ever!
Below are examples of awards presented at the 2016 finals.
See the Finalist Summary to see how many shows you have participated in, total amount of sponsorships and raffle tickets submitted, if you have donated a Bayou Classic and Finals item and number of show raffle donations we have for you to qualify for the raffle extra mile award. Please let us know if you see any errors.