Demolition Derby crashes into town

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  • Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Mad Dog Derrick Fedechko with the hit of the night, almost rolling two trucks at the Smash and Bash demolition derby on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk full tracks Wade Brown.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk bearing down on Wade Brown from across the arena.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk had the crowd cheering with his hard hit after a gaining momentum the entire length of the arena.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Local driver,s Brandon Regehr and Roy Ritz, prove why the event is called Smash and Bash.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Addy Mae throws t-shirts to the excited fans during the demolition derby.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Cody Walker, from British Columbia, catches air with his front end during a hard hit.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN The winning car, driven by Ryan Schneider.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Last year’s Smash and Bash winner, Kyle Weibe, hitting Wade Brown.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN For the brave spectators that stood at the railing, they got the occasional shower of dirt.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Competions for the spectators, with cash prizes, kept the audience laughing, like this Grandpa Dance Off.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Casey Cavender’s car belching flames.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Andy Falck and Casey Cavender playing rough.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Competion for couples that left some dizzy and one in the dirt, after having to spin around ten times with their eyes closed, before running.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN The crowded compact car heat ended with two cars fighting it out, both driven by women. Madison Tarr took second place and Taylor Taylor came in first place.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Chris Hoover and Brandon Regehr.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Andy Falck in the number 8 car and Garrid Larsen in the 105 car, giving the audience something to cheer about.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Ryan Shneider, the overall winner, tearing up the arena and the cars in it.

  • Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Mad Dog Derrick Fedechko with the hit of the night, almost rolling two trucks at the Smash and Bash demolition derby on Saturday, Sept. 7.

  • 1

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk full tracks Wade Brown.

  • 2

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk bearing down on Wade Brown from across the arena.

  • 3

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Justin Kirk had the crowd cheering with his hard hit after a gaining momentum the entire length of the arena.

  • 4

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Local driver,s Brandon Regehr and Roy Ritz, prove why the event is called Smash and Bash.

  • 5

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Addy Mae throws t-shirts to the excited fans during the demolition derby.

  • 6

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Cody Walker, from British Columbia, catches air with his front end during a hard hit.

  • 7

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN The winning car, driven by Ryan Schneider.

  • 8

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Last year’s Smash and Bash winner, Kyle Weibe, hitting Wade Brown.

  • 9

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN For the brave spectators that stood at the railing, they got the occasional shower of dirt.

  • 10

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Competions for the spectators, with cash prizes, kept the audience laughing, like this Grandpa Dance Off.

  • 11

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Casey Cavender’s car belching flames.

  • 12

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Andy Falck and Casey Cavender playing rough.

  • 13

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Competion for couples that left some dizzy and one in the dirt, after having to spin around ten times with their eyes closed, before running.

  • 14

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN The crowded compact car heat ended with two cars fighting it out, both driven by women. Madison Tarr took second place and Taylor Taylor came in first place.

  • 15

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Chris Hoover and Brandon Regehr.

  • 16

    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Andy Falck in the number 8 car and Garrid Larsen in the 105 car, giving the audience something to cheer about.

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    Photo by MANDI BATEMAN Ryan Shneider, the overall winner, tearing up the arena and the cars in it.

BONNERS FERRY — The Smash and Bash Demolition Derby, put on by Glass House Productions, LLC., came roaring back into town on Saturday, Sept. 7, packing the Boundary County Fairground grandstands once again, and thrilling the audience with the crashing of metal and clods of dirt flying through the air.

Between heats, the crowd was entertained as members of the audience were asked to come down to the arena and compete for cash prizes, such as the Grandpa Dance Off, won by Jeff Avery.

But the main event was the cars and the drivers, who did not disappoint this year. For the first time in years, a car was hit so hard that it ended up outside of the log perimeter, eliciting a collecting shout from the crowd.

At the end of the night, Ryan Schneider from Garwood, Idaho, took first place, followed by Justin Kirk in second, and Travis Jaeger in third place.

“It was awesome,” said Tia Avery. “It was a lot of fun.

“Best derby ever,” said her husband, Jeff Avery. “They did a really good job putting this one together. The side shows were really awesome — getting everybody engaged.”

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