7/11/2014 11:32:00 AM Huge crowd at fair demo derby
by Mike Dalton
A huge standing room-only crowd witnessed an exciting demolition derby Thursday night, the second grandstand event at the annual Cannon Valley Fair.
While final attendance numbers weren't yet available, organizers said the grandstand was full, and spectators were standing three-deep at some areas around the track.
Only four heats were held, since only two pickups registered; one of those failed inspection. That left Nick Carlson as the winner.
Norbie Ziegler won the mighty-mini event, with Tyler Sjoblom of Cannon Falls placing second.
In the mid-size FWD heat, Dylan Johnson of Cannon Falls placed first. Cory Johnson of New Richland, WI, was second, Sam Werner of Hastings third, and Zach Schlosser of Hastings fourth.
Rob Golden of Ramsey won the 80s and newer heat. Matt Hoffbeck of Prior Lake was second, Mike Hoffbeck of Prior Lake third, Brandon Johnson of Cannon Falls fourth, and Tom Stearn of Hastings fifth.
Veteran Jason Pagel of Red Wing took the old-iron heat. Matt Ertman of Blue Earth was second, Matt Peine of Cannon Falls third, Robbie Peine of Cannon Falls fourth, and Colton Neuhalfen of Blue Earth fifth.