Date for 2010 Derby has been set for August 7th
Minnesota team wins 2009 Mobridge Demolition Derby
By Jay Davis, Mobridge Tribune
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:21 PM CDT
Four drivers from Minnesota outlasted 11 other teams to win the Mobridge Demolition Derby at the rodeo grounds on Saturday.
“It was awesome again this year,” said Kurt Neumiller of the Mobridge Rodeo Association.
The winning Rage Racing Team of Lance Prichard, Bob Meier, Brian Cyr and Jedre Cyr collected $4,000 for their hard work. After they advanced by defeating Team Young Guns from Mobridge in the first round, the Rage Racing outlasted a field of seven teams and 27 cars to emerge as this year’s champions. Jedre Cyr added to his day by winning the Mad Dog award for hard-hitting and aggressive driving.
Second place and $2,000 went to Butt-O-Ween, Inc. and drivers Jess Swanson, Kurt Himanga, Kirby Smith and Jeremy Timm. Swanson won the Hardest Hit Award.
Team Dakota Indestructible, which featured Mobridge-grown Aaron Roesler came back through the consolation bracket to take third place and pick up $1,000. Randy Rasmussen, Brett String and Mike Werlinger teamed with Roesler.
Hanging on for fourth place and $500 was the Birkeland Enterprises team of Cody Birkeland, Brady Birkeland, Ryan Stambach and Mike Mahavlick.
A total of 12 teams and 48 cars competed in the main event. Also winning heats and making the championship were: Team Blue with Joe Lehman, Bill Lehman, Casey Lehman and Mike Duenwald; Theory of a Ring Shot with Pat Feiock, Matt Feiock, Tim Sjomeling and Derrick Orth; and Big Daddy Wrecking Crew, Inc., with Jeff Christman, Travis Vetch, Matt Keller and Jace Lipp.
Local driver Tyler Carlson won the Hard Luck Award.
The derby also featured Herbie Car and Pickup Truck heats. Jake Feist won the Herbie Car event and picked up $300. Richard Feist was second and Jason Gustafson third.
Tom Hanley nabbed $300 for winning the Pick-Up Truck heat with Derrick Orth taking second and Aaron Fischer third.
The grandstands at the rodeo grounds were chock-full of derby fans as the attendance for this year’s event reached nearly 1,400.