The Monroe County Fair Auto Demolition Derby did not disappoint the thousands of spectators who gathered at the fairgrounds in Waterloo on Friday night, offering plenty of car-crushing action.
The derby opened with Pat Seymour of Waterloo placing first in the nine-car bonestock trophy heat, outlasting Mike Seymour of Waterloo and the team of Davey Lutman of Ellis Grove with Dennis Dougherty. Pat Seymour also won the Mad Dog trophy.
Next was a nine-car bonestock second heat, with checks awarded to first place winner Levi Trentman of Freeburg, second place finisher Brad Yearian of Fults and third place winner Glenn Lutman of Ellis Grove.
In the compact trophy heat, Tyler Ervin of Columbia placed first, followed by TJ Ervin of Columbia and Nick Austin of Cape Girardeau. TJ Ervin won the Mad Dog trophy.
In the compact second heat, checks went to Jeremy Robert of Modoc for first, Jarrett Huebner for second and Jeremy Mickles for third.
In an 11-car semi-stock class that featured several past derby winners, Tony Ahrens of Waterloo took the top trophy ahead of Alex Voelker of Waterloo and Jason Goeddel of Waterloo, who won the Mad Dog trophy.
In the heavy-hitting modified class, Tom Larimore of Marissa placed first and took the Mad Dog trophy, with Scotty Blavesciunas of Belleville and Brady Robert of Waterloo placing second and third, respectively.
For a collection of photos from the derby, click here.