Harvey County Fair Demolition Derby sees more entries

Chad Frey
The Kansan
There were 43 cars entered in the 2021 Harvey County Fair Demolition Derby this year. For more images by Michele Clark, visit thekansan.com.

It was a packed house for the annual Harvey County Fair Demolition Derby, with more cars this year than last — and a capacity crowd. 

"They had to shut the front gates because they could not allow anymore people in," said Rydell Penner, derby organizer. "It was packed." 

The derby crowned three champions — Chad Markley in the Weld Class, Bill Foley in the Bolt and Chain Class and Ryen Terbovich in the Bonestock Class. 

Bonestock was a new classification for the derby this year — considered a beginner class on the derby circuit. 

"I know there are drivers that have been asking for it for a few years," Penner said. "I think it is popular to get into because it is cheap to get into. You just find a running, driving car and just go at it."

This year there were 43 car entered across the three classes — up from about 35 in 2020.  

All funds raised by the derby are used to support the Harvey County Fair. 

 For more images by Michele Clark, visit thekansan.com.