Record crowd attends Demolition Derby Saturday

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
An enormous crowd flocked to Bill Hailey Arena Saturday for the annual Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Cassville Rotary Club. According to Rotary Club sources, the event saw a record-size crowd this year. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

An enormous crowd flocked to Bill Hailey Arena Saturday for the annual Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Cassville Rotary Club.

Bone stock cars were hauled out of the arena by tractors and forklifts Saturday during the Demolition Derby. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Competitors in the semi stock division of the Demolition Derby lined up for the start of the event Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
From left, Rusty Newman, of Cassville, Chris Stidam, of Washburn, and David Ortiz, of Purdy, fight out for the top three spots in the semi stock competition at the Demolition Derby Saturday. Newman took first, with Stidam in second and Ortiz in third. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Chris Stidam, of Washburn, hypes up the crowd as he rounds the arena to take on Rusty Newman for first place in the semi stock division. While Stidam put on the best show, Newman wound up taking first in the division. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
A heavy hit from Rusty Newman, of Cassville, led to a cloud of smoke erupting from the vehicle of Chris Stidam, of Washburn. Stidamís vehicle made it a little farther before Newman laid multiple final blows to take first place in the semi stock division. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Jesse Beck, of Wheaton, takes a passenger side hit from Chris Stidam, of Washburn, during the semi stock competition at the Demolition Derby. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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