The grandstands were packed once again for the annual Monroe County Fair auto demolition derby Friday night in Waterloo, with fans coming out to see car-crashing action in four categories.
This year’s event didn’t disappoint, offering plenty of big collisions.
Following a power wheels demo derby of youngsters bumping into each other in small motorized toy cars, the real derby began with the bone stock division. Brad Yearian of Fults outlasted the nine-car field to take the first place trophy.
Next was the semi-stock division, which featured multiple entries from family names synonymous with local demo derby success: Seymour and Allscheid. But it was Alex Voelker of Waterloo emerging from the 10-car field with the trophy and repeating as champion. Both Dylan and Vince Allscheid battled Voelker to the end, but Voelker’s car had just enough extra muscle to take the title.
In the 22-car compact class, Tony Brellinger of Hillsboro, Mo. took first place with his soon-to-be-wife Dana Schwering taking second.
The modified division closed out the night, with Tom Laramore of Marissa taking the top trophy. Brellinger served as Laramore’s passenger after having won the compact class.
For more on Friday’s demo derby, pick up the Aug. 3 issue of the Republic-Times newspaper.