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Peterson, Traynor get through wet Derby as winners

The cars of Marcus Peterson (13) and C.J. Fick (124) tangled fender during Saturday's Ellsworth Funster Demoltion Derby. Both placed in the top three.1 / 4
The car of Joey Schroder (T) tries to get around the rear of Brady Kinneman's (Z) vehicle.2 / 4
John Hines Jr.'s (V) car is read to hit the side of the Mike Gutting's car.3 / 4
The near capacity crowd at the Pierce County Fairgrounds gasps as the (M) car of Mike Hiniker slams into car (X) of Dewy Hawthorne4 / 4

The compact car division may dominate in this day and age of the Ellsworth Funster Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby.

There were nearly 30 compacts competing in the 42nd annual event compared to only nine stock cars. One one feature was held for the stocks compared to three for the compacts.

But the stock cars can still put on a show and did so to a standing ovation by the large crowd that filled the new grandstand at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth.

The Petersons, Marcus and Nic, battled each other, as the final two stock cars, like heavyweight boxers in the title match, Nic's No. 7 car and Marcus' No. 13 vehicle.

Nic was able to take first place after he was able to knock Marcus' car on the concrete restraining wall and put it out of action.

Taking third in the feature was C.J. Fick's No. 123 car.

Winning the compact division was Pat Traynor's "L" car. In second was Sam Deiss' "S" car and in third was Derrick Molberg's "L" vehicle.

Winning the consolation feature was Andrew Murphy's "A" car.

Attendance was down a little due to the inclement weather and due to a competiting demolition derby being held the same night at the Goodhue, Minn. County Fair in Zumbrota.

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