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SPORTS Hillbilly Demolition and Mudbog a roaring success
The Weekly ANCHOR

The weekend can be considered another roaring
success for the Edson Hillbilly Demolition and
Mudbog races. Do you have a story or pictures for the Sports Section?
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come in, event co-organizer Paul Cokes said he is
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amazing weekend.
ANCHOR SPORTS the stands each day at Sok's Pit to support and or drop off at 5040 3rd
Die-hard fans braved the cooler weather to pack

cheer on their favourite drivers, with many staying Avenue, Edson.
until the last hit of the day.
With 106 registered entries in the three main
events of derby, tough truck and mudbog, the fans
certainly got a full afternoon's worth of
entertainment. And with a number of door prizes up
for grabs each day, many never left empty handed.
“Local businesses and our community have always
supported us and this year was no exception,” said
Edson driver Jason Court (Court's Jester), and
Stony Plain driver Wes Dryer, (Moonshiner)
showed what their rail cars can do in an exhibition
event. With run times of 2.96 seconds (Court) and
3.14 seconds (Dryer) they were gone before you
could blink.
Local businesses, Freedom Power Sports and
Northside Motor Sports also participated in the
SPORTS While their times may not have been as fast, they Drivers during the demolition derby didn’t let a little smoke slow them down. photo Adrienne Tait
The Weekly ANCHOR exhibition event, bringing side by sides to run.

were also impressive.
It was a tight race to the finish with some of the
Mudbog drivers. An average of 5.2 seconds forced member Dan Miller taking home the trophy for first third place respectively.
a three way tie for second place in the Open place. Second place went to Harold Tews and third This year the Association tried a six cylinder class
category with Jason Leer, Hinton, Josh Darling, place was awarded to Fox Creek resident, Jim with Randy Fournier from Fox Creek taking home
Penhold and Wade Maldaner, Whitecourt, flipping McPhee, another participant who had been the top prize. As for adding this category to next
for the trophy. attending this event for many years. year's weekend line up, Cokes indicated that it
First place was awarded to Cam Walsh, who The Main “A” event in the mini cars also would be something the Association would have to
travelled from Glendon, AB. The Modified class provided tons of actions, with the winner of the discuss.
had Carl Mannara winning first place with his 1981 event, Brad Court, rolling second place winner Event participants had a great time and pulled off
Toyota pickup and Dwayne McClellan from Dave Richards' car up on its side and back down. a great show, and they too never left empty-handed
Edmonton awarded second place, while Trent Dan Miller took home a third place finish with his as a number of trophies and cash prizes were
Rhine from Drayton Valley took home a third place 4 cylinder Tempo. Jason Court and Dan Miller tied handed out at the end of the weekend.
finish. Stock “B” category winners included Tyler for first place in the Derby Truck event, with Dan's The coveted Murray Daniels Awards, given out to
Fressien for first, Ashley Hockley for second, and daughter Joni Miller also taking home a trophy. the most aggressive male, was awarded to Paul
Harold Tews for third. Local Edsonite Jay Bishop The Tough Truck track underwent a bit of a face Cokes. The Tony Cokes and Marvin Neiffer Award,
took home first in the Stock “A” category with lift as a car was added to a jump this year for handed out for most sportsman, was presented to
Henk Hak and Dale Dueck from Stony Plain drivers to clear. Cokes said, “The looks in the local resident Dave Richards.
finishing second and third respectively. drivers' eyes and the big smiles on their faces told The Association would like to thank Gerry and
One of the fan-favourite events happened on me that it was well received.” Pauline Sokoloski, the community, businesses,
Sunday when the top prize for full size cars was up Justin LeBlanc was awarded with Best Show and fans, drivers, and volunteers for making it such a
for grabs in the Main “A” heat. Drivers delivered first place trophies, with Crystal McPhee from Fox great weekend. “All the support we receive from
bone crunching action that the spectators have Creek and Mackenzie Kuilboer winning second and everyone is awesome,” said Cokes.
come to expect, ending the heat with long time

Photo Adrienne Tait

Cool weather didn’t prevent spectators from enjoying the annual Edson Hillbilly Demolition Derby and Mud Bogs over the long weekend.
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