Jerry and Brenda Chilton, joined by their grandson, barrel racer Ty Marks, began producing barrel races in 2002. They feel that they are different than many other organizations because of their low entry fees, good ground and exceptional payouts. Paying on the three runs and Average, Fortune 5 offers four chances for a paycheck.
Although you don’t have to be a member to run at F5 events, the $25 per year membership fee brings additional perks. Anytime F5 has a draw, all member names are in the pot. For instance, during the F5 Finale in Tunica, Miss., in November 2011, there will be members only cash draws in the Ds, along with several thousand dollars worth of other prizes. Click here for pdf of membership form.
To add to the “family fun” atmosphere, during the evenings after the Saturday shows, F5 offers fun games for the whole family, such as the “Bounce the Ball Barrel Race”, the “Pop-Up Barrel Race”, and the “Limo Race.” It is important to the staff of F5 that their events offer something not only for the barrel racer, but for their friends and family who come to watch.
Come and join us at our next event!
– Jerry and Brenda Chilton, Ty Marks
2011 Fortune 5 Barrel Racing Schedule
Jan. 28-30 Southeast Livestock Pavillion, Ocala FL
June 24-26 Roane State College Expo Center, Harriman TN
Sept 16-18 Agricenter Showplace Arena, Memphis TN