Mike Makintosh and co-pilot Will Porterfield

Salmon Arm Demolition Derby

The 23rd Annual Salmon Arm Demolition Derby was held Sunday at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds.



This past Sunday, 18 cars crashed and smashed in the dusty ring of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds for demolition derby supremacy.

In a controversial outcome, the victory was eventually awarded to car #.05, a 1964 Chrysler Imperial driven by Salmon Arm’s Joe Muik and co-piloted by Sean Jarvis.

The final heat was “crashed” by car #1, a car that did not qualify to participate in the heat, driven by Revelstoke’s Daniel Peck.

In an impressive display of driving, Peck went on to win the final heat, knocking out a majority of the cars that were in the running to win the derby, much to the fans enjoyment.

The original announcement crowned Peck and co-driver Nick Cassidy as the derby winners, but they were later disqualified.

Heading into the final heat, car #333 driven by Mike Gordon was ranked first, followed by Muik and car #911 driven by Revelstoke’s brother duo, Franco and Steve Bafaro.

In this heat, Gordon became hitched to the bumper of another car after being hit hard by Peck, eventually forcing Gordon to wave the white flag.

In the end, Muik was crowned champion, as he was one of the last remaining cars, picking up enough points to claim the hotly-debated victory over Gordon and disqualified Peck.

 

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