A smashing time

Published 8:35 pm Monday, August 5, 2019

The 6 Best Days of Summer conclude with a demo derby

The annual demolition derby capped off the Freeborn County Fair Sunday afternoon with an action-packed and hard-hitting two hours of carnage.

Put on by the Masters of Disaster, the demolition derby featured four different classes, including trucks, rookie class, mini and compact classes.

Drivers in each class were awarded with prize money and a trophy, depending on their finish. Fan participation was also encouraged, as the crowd was called upon to cheer for who they thought was the hardest hitter after each class finished.

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Standings for each class were as follows:



1. Tony Carlson*

2. Tyler Carlson

3. Andrew Eischens

4. Bill Winfield


Rookie Class (14-18 years old)

1. Tanner Hornberger

2. Kenna Gaines

3. Brady Nielsen*

4. Jackson Ellingson

5. Dylan Kohler


Mini Class

1. Jake Baas

2. Lucas Winfield

3. Josh Gulbrandson

4. Jim O’Byrne

5. Matt Baas*


Compact Class

1. Corey Peterson*

2. Scott Peterson

3. Justin Cole

4. Cody Darcy

5. Tyler Beckius

* denotes the winner of hardest hitter as voted on by fans.


About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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