8/22/2011 PAYSON – Hal Earnhardt and Victor Aros won the Pro Rodeo Team Roping competition, taking home prize money as well as pair of commemorative spurs at the Payson Rodeo this weekend. The Payson Rodeo, held this year at the Payson Multi Event Center is the world’s oldest continuous rodeo and has been celebrating the tradition of Pro Rodeo for the past 127 years.
Hal, the team’s header, was a competitive team roper earlier in his career, and recently re-entered the sport after a long hiatus. At 55 years old, Hal Earnhardt, is one of the oldest competitors on the Pro Rodeo circuit. The Earnhardt/Aros win this past weekend qualifies the team to participate in the Turquoise Circuit Finals to be held in Las Cruces, NM in October.
Hal Earnhardt is a well-known Arizona mega auto dealer and thoroughbred horse breeder. His company, Earnhardt Auto Centers, is the oldest family-owned and operated automobile businesses in the Southwest; celebrating 60 years in business this year.