The Northeast Montana Fair 2014 Demolition Derby was a success put on by Milk River Motorsports on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Total prize money to the winners was $6,513.
Eight contestants were in the lineup: John Pankratz from Opheim, Brad Olsen from Glasgow, Tanner Solberg from Richland, Chris Moore from Glasgow, Garrett Powell from Chinook, Tim Potter Jr. from Glasgow, Kyle “Pinto” Bilger from Glasgow, and Willy Lauckner from Nashua.
In the first heat Willy Laukner took the top spot. The second heat Brad Olsen came out on top. The consolation winners were Chris Moore and Kyle Bilger. The Mad Dog award was given to Garrett Powell, which also put him in final heat.
The final results were Brad Olsen in first, Garett Powell in second, Kyle Bilger in third, Willy Lauckner in fourth and Chris Moore in fifth. Other awards given were the Best Paint Job, chosen by the audience, to John Pankratz, and the Hard Luck trophy, which was awarded to Tim Potter, Jr.
The winnings come from added money from the fair commission, 50 percent of entry fees, wrist band money collected for pitman from the previous derby, and 5 percent of Calcutta. This event couldn't have been a success without the many volunteers who helped.