Athletes from across the country are in Texas this week to earn their chance to compete at RFD-TV's The American presented by Durango Boots.The Barrel Racing Slack was held this morning.  Jimmie Smith and equine partner Lena On The Rocks won the round with a time of 13.662.

The top 40 athletes will go on to compete at the Semifinals performances, held in Cowtown Coliseum. There will be 3 additional spots to fill in the Semi-Finals, which will be determined following the Buy Back Round tomorrow at 5:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM CT. 

Check out the full list of today's top 40 barrel racers below!