After several inches of mud was pushed out of the arena, 59 drivers–including three first timers–competed in the Montgomery County Fair demolition derby Saturday night, June 22, at the fairgrounds in Butler.
A power wheels derby for kids and a lawn tractor derby preceded the main events.
In the 17-car full-size bone stock class, Brian Ray of Jerseyville won first place, Kyle Yeske of Irving was second, Mark Becker of Highland was third, Kirby Manual of Pana was fourth, and Justin Reynolds of Hillsboro came in fifth. Other drivers in the class came from Morrisonville, Butler, Taylor Springs, Greenville, Delavan, Nashville and Vandalia.
In the 13-car compact bone stock event, Travis Hemken of Taylorville finished first, Todd Kuhl of Butler second, Tanner Mullen of Hillsboro third, Ryan Robinson of Coffeen fourth, and Collins Wasson of Donnellson fifth. Drivers also came from Morrisonville, Delavan, Staunton, Taylorville, Palmer, Carlinville and Shipman.
In the 15-car full size semi stock event, Don Santel of New Memphis finished first, Scott Doll of Pocahontas was second, Aaron Jackson of Coffeen third, Troy Ennen of Greenville fourth, and Josh Bingham of Greenville fifth. Drivers also competing in the class were from Alhambra, Keyesport, Carlyle, O'Fallon, Pana and Trenton.
There were no placing results in the modified compact and super modified compact classes.