The White County Fair came to a close on Saturday evening with the biggest night of the week. A packed grandstand enjoyed large participation in the Open Demolition Derby. Five classes brought competitors from far and wide.
Carmi was represented well, as they were in Wednesdays smaller derby, in the Limited Chain and Weld division. Utilizing a team strategy, Jeremy and Rick Belford worked together to take home 1st and 2nd prizes, outlasting Matt Burnett of Crossville. Bryan Sullivan of Carmi was awarded Mad Dog honors. Fourteen cars took part.
The Lawn Mower class was a favorite of the crowd and Wabash County individuals took top prizes there. Hunter Ingram of Mt. Carmel was the winner. Amanda Newlin of Allendale took second and Jacob “Jake” Linson of Mt. Carmel finished 3rd of 9.
The Mini’s Division was won by Dillon Wilkinson of Mt. Carmel. Calvin Lenard of McLeansboro finished runner up and Quentin Musgraves of Fairfield finished in third place. The winner, Dillon Wilkinson also had the distinction of being the most aggressive driver and took the Mad Dog prize.
Zach Boyd, all the way from Sainte Marie, made his trip worth it taking home the tallest trophy in the Outlaw Weld class. McLeansboro’s Hunter Braden took second while 3rd place and the Mad Dog award for the division was won by Aaron Reeder of Creal Springs.
The Stock class rounded out the night and it was a good won with Glen Madden of Albion survived everyone else to take the top prize. Carmi’s Steve Smith held on for second and Richard Cooper of Bone Gap took 3rd place. Smith also won Mad Dog recognition.