Crash derby a hit with spec­ta­tors

Marys­town Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment host an­nual derby

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - MARYS­TOWN, N.L. Colin.far­[email protected]­erngazette.ca

The cheers from the crowd of 1,300 could be heard with every hit as drivers bat­tled it out at the an­nual de­mo­li­tion derby hosted by the Marys­town Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment.

Now in its 12th year, over $6,400 was col­lected at the gate. The funds raised will help pur­chase new equip­ment for the depart­ment.

This year’s event saw a mix of new and re­turn­ing drivers to the event; 20 cars took to the course in four heats.

Cody Bon­nell was the day’s over­all win­ner while Jason Mul­lett walked away with a prize of $250 in the Big vans and Big Cars cat­e­gory.

Other awards in­clude most sports­man­ship to Isaac Drake, best hit to Scott Hod­der and best dressed to Nathan Whittle, who drove a van in­spired by the game Fort­nite.

Another $475 was also raise through the sale of 50/50 tick­ets in aid of the depart­ment’s Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy cam­paign. The sound of metal on metal ig­nited cheers from the crowd gath­ered at the Black Brook Pit for the an­nual de­mo­li­tion derby.

PHOTOS BY COLIN FAR­RELL/THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

With over 20 drivers par­tic­i­pat­ing, this year’s derby was the big­gest ever.

Cody Bon­nell was this year’s derby win­ner.

The event was packed with fast ac­tion and some un­be­liev­able hits.

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