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Riverton driver wins inaugural Harvest Festival Derby

 

September 19, 2019

Karla Pomeroy

Clint Getzfreid of Basin in the No. 21 car pushes J.R. Ramsey of Riverton around in the arena early in heat 2 action. Ramsey would go on to win the heat and advance to the finals.

WORLAND - Twenty cars nd battled in the first Worland Harvest Festival Demolition Derby with two Riverton drivers crashing their way to two of the three top spots.

According to organizer Joe Maul, Wyatt Ramsey, who had turned a car on its side in the first heat and another car on its side in the finals, took first place. Second place went to fellow Riverton driver JR Ramsey.

Third place went to Payton Gonzalez of Greybull.

The derby also had 10 trucks vie for cash prizes, with Alex Campbell, driving the winning truck for serviceman Brad Becerra who is currently deployed overseas. The truck also won people's choice as the best looking derby vehicle. Dominic Hartley was second and Mike Cooke third.

There were two lady drivers in the herby derby heat, crashing to win their entry fees back. Kyla Watts won the money.

Maul said he thought the derby went well and the drivers enjoyed it. He does plan on making it an annual event during Harvest Festival.

"We just need to get more people in the stands and more drivers," he said.

 
 

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