Once again the Wienerschnitzel Wiener National Tryouts hit Lubbock this past snowy Saturday, and excitement abounded...and barked!

The turnout was great and the races were fast and furious. Except for one of the eight qualifying heats. The racing dachshunds reminded me of watching four-year old kids play soccer: 'Oooh look, a dandelion!'

The winners of the qualifying races went on to the finals Saturday during halftime of the Red Raider Basketball game in which the winner received $500 cash. The winner again this year was Gunny and his owner Jim.

The duo went all the way to the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals in San Diego last year.

Check out the video for lots of wiener dogs, their proud owners and a seven foot tall walking chili dog. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.