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Kandiyohi County Fair demo derby: Braking Bad

Andy Sorenson of Brooten (06) and Bill Winfield (53) of LeRoy body slam mortally wounded No. 27, steered by Brandon Ritt of New London, near the end of the 11-entry Compact class. Winfield outlasted Sorenson for first. Ritt took home the third-place money. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

WILLMAR — Demolition derby fans eager for heavy-metal hits filled the long grandstand and the pit risers to conclude four evenings of motor madness at the Kandiyohi County Fair Saturday evening.

Helped by four days of perfect weather, upwards of 1,000 spectators took in the crashes courses in six car and truck disciplines.

Compacts had the largest draw with 11 cars, though one failed to start.

The KRA stock-car racing with a free grandstand on Wednesday drew a full house. Both the Power Pull Thursday and the Monster Trucks on Friday, a first at the fair, drew well over 600 paid each.


1. No. 53, Bill Winfield ($1,000)

2. No. 06, Andy Sorenson

3. No. 27R, Brandon Ritt

4. No. 16J, Jarryd Good

Compact Truck and Mini Van

1. No. 13, Becky Skai ($600)

2. No. 27, Cory Stuhr

3. No. 9X, Kelby Meiners

4. No. 142, Lance Christie

5. No. 02, Aaron Sondrol

Chain Stock (Beginners)

1. No. Y4, Jeff Adams ($300)

2. No. 115, Ben Vlaminck

3. No. 007, Josh Ruka

4. No. 744, Andrew Shimek

80’s & Newer (Weld)

1. No. 15, Blake Ludvigson ($1,000)

2. No. 719, Tony Johnston

3. No. 24, Kyle Lanners

4. No. 219, Rick Foss

Old Iron

1. No. 919, Scott Svingen ($1,200)

2. No. 15, Joe Moehlmann

3. No. 70, Jake Lanove

4. No. 32B, Bix Feiska

Mid Size

1. No. 4, Jamie Johnson ($600)

2. No. 9410, Kent Miller

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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