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Derby winners are Oberg, Posey and Johnson

A hit in compact car division during the Ellsworth Funster Demolition Derby on Saturday.4 / 6
Marcus Peterson's No. 13 car get under the No. 17 car of Luke Johnson in the modified class.5 / 6
Nick Peterson's car smokes badly during in the Stock class.6 / 6

Nearly 3,100 spectators watched the 46th Annual Ellsworth Funsters Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby Saturday evening at the fair’s grandstand.  

This year our derby included more than 40 vehicles in three classes: Compact Car Class, Stock Class and a Modified Class.   Each Class shows a different style of ‘car to car’ crashing, folding, bending and driving by some very talented drivers.  

In the spring of this year Tim Myer was directed by his medical staff to give up driving in demolition derbies due to his health.  Tim has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis throughout his life.  Tim and his crew from the Get Bent Racing Team set out to raffle off a chance to drive the derby car he intended to run at our show.  Tim has been a big supporter and advocate of demolition derbies in Ellsworth and the surrounding area for years.  Tim’s Raffle was a success as it raised over $2,000 and the proceeds are being donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tracy Miller drove the raffled car (No. 12) in the compact car finals.

J.J Oberg was a new winner in the derby as he edged out multi-winner Victor Peterson to win the stock car class. Peterson won the title last year and it came down to his No. 24 car and Oberg’s No. 33 as the last two running before Oberg won it. Josh Owen (No. 11)  finished third, Jeff Duden (No. 1)  fourth and Tyler Matthews (No. 18) was fifth.

Josh Posey repeated as compact car winner. His No. 57 vehicle won over Greg Mayer’s No. 7 car with Miller third; Cory Hanson (”H”) fourth and Derek Posey (“P”) fifth.

The modified class was won by Luke Johnson’s No. 33 car with the No. 215 vehicle of Tyler Matthews second. Marcus Peterson (No. 13) finished third followed by Tyler Regnier (No. 4) fourth and Andy Korokowski (No. 210) fifth.

Hardest hit awards went to Korokowski, Duden and Miller.

This year’s purse for the derby was over $7,000. Congrats to all the winners and thank you to all those who participated. Once again, Jack Hines was on hand once again to announce the derby and this year Ellsworth Senior High School freshman Brooke Thoen sang the National Anthem. The Ellsworth Funsters thanks them both along with the drivers and pit crews and the fans for another good show.