Demo derby caps off fair week

Published 5:51 pm Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Freeborn County Fair officially came to an end Sunday evening, but not before the annual demo derby took place in front of the Grandstand.

As usual, fair-goers packed the Grandstand as well as areas surrounding the barriers hoping to see some destruction.

This year the derby included many different classes of vehicles ready to wreak havoc upon one another. The classes included full-size, compact, truck, minivan and even a rookie division, designated for children ages 14-18.

Plenty of damage was done Sunday afternoon at the annual demo derby held on the last day of the Freeborn County Fair. Chris Clinger, left, won the trucks division, taking home a $1,000 cash prize. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Triune

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The yearly favorite event started off with the rookie class, where three drivers competed to earn the title of demo derby champion. Coming out on top of the division was No. 33x, Caden Cruise. For winning the division, Cruise not only won the trophy, but also a cool $500 prize. He also won the hardest hitter award that was given out based on how loud the crowd cheered for each driver.

The truck division was up next and included five drivers competing for the trophy, as well as a $1,000 prize. After a few trucks got stalled up on the outside barriers, No. 7x came out on top. The truck was driven by Chris Klinger. He was awarded the hardest hitter of the trucks division.

As of press time, those were the only two classes completed. Check back with the Tribune for more results as they become available.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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