Thank you to everyone to make the 2016 Lumberjack Days Downhill Derby an excellent success. We had 18 racers this current year, and then we had our yearly honors ceremony on Thursday night before the event where in actuality the audience votes regarding the champions.
The events had been on Friday, July 15 on second Street plus the weather condition ended up being gorgeous, plus in the 80’s. The outcome tend to be below:
First place into the competition went along to Rubbel’s Racer, a wood that seems like a car from the Flintstones. This is a repeat winner from this past year. It’s had and operated by Craig Casperson who also is the owner of and operates Myron’s construction in Houlton, Wi. Rubbel needed to come back from losers bracket of a double eradication tourney to take the trophy.
2nd location was the Flume Cellphone, Pig Feeder, referencing the inventors that fed logs into the flume for rough cutting, in lumberjack times. It was built and raced by John Greenberg, a retired Social Science and Industrial Arts teacher from Stillwater. Main function of the racer ended up being a battery powered yard sprinkler.
Third location wet to Red Alert, a black car with flashing red lights. This was built and raced by Rob Thompson of Osceola Wi.
In motif groups, Proud Mary 3 won the “Best Lumberjack theme”. This is actually the third racer that Greg Hamm has built, one per year for the derby. It had been created from very much junk from Greg’s garage. Actually practical wonder.
“Many innovative” had been won by Chicago Dogs. This entry is form the Chicago puppy restaurant in north Stillwater and basically appears like a six-foot long Chicago puppy, complete with onions, relish, as well as the works. It is had by Bruce Chesin and driven by Sam.
Maple Street Mavericks won the “Best Costumed Driver” and “seems the quickest”. It seemed the fastest within the screen because it ended up being created as a wedge of Swiss mozzarella cheese, with two rats running on tires as motor. The motorist was dressed as a really large mouse. The Maverick was raced by Matt Lehmann plus the racer had been built by a number of Lehmann’s neighbors in Maple Street area in Stillwater.