New XFactor Barrel Race Features Big Names and Big Money

Some of the biggest names in professional rodeo — Hailey Kinsel, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Jimmie Smith, Stevi Hillman, among them — showed up in Decatur, Texas on Monday to compete at the inaugural XFactor Barrel Barrel Racing Invitational, which paid out $50,000.

There was a qualifier Monday morning, followed by the match race on Monday night, at which Rookie of the Year Paige Jones turned in a time of 15.931 on her horse High Cotton Lane to become the first XFactor Barrel Racing Champion.