A prize drawing at Friday’s 13th annual Pine Point demo derby was a demo derby car and the opportunity to race it. Drawing winner William Auginaush climbed in, put on a helmet and went on to win both first prize and the Mad Dog trophy in the compact class.
Race official Dillon Jackson noted that Auginaush had a very good night, especially considering it was only his second time behind the wheel in a demo derby.
Besides William Auginaush, compact class trophies went to Jamie Auginaush for second place and Donald Auginaush for third.
In the full-size class, Megan Offerdahl took place, Darrell Olson won second place and the Mad Dog trophy, and Jamie Auginaush won third. Nicole Adams won the Bob Adams “Oh, Shit!” trophy for being eliminated first in the full-size race.
There was also a Powder Puff race, which Offerdahl won.
Before and between the races, other drawings found homes for a wooden bench, a walleye sculpture, a star quilt, a casino package and four children’s bicycles.
The Carsonville Fire Department watered the track and stood by for safety. Their quick response came in handy during the compact-class race, when Bob Butcher’s car erupted in flames. Butcher was helped out of the vehicle without injury.
“It was a great turnout,” Jackson commented. “We’re looking forward to our fall show and next year’s show, and we hope to see everybody again.”
Pine Point’s third annual Last Chance Bash is planned for Sept. 28, with a rain date of Sept. 29, at the demo derby track on Old Ballpark Road, rural Ponsford. Gates open at 11 a.m. with racing to start around 2 p.m. Races will include compact, full-size, pickup and modified classes, plus a Powder Puff race if time permits.