Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MAIN EVENT WINNER, #31, Keith Pierce drives his a 1974 Chevy Impala representing Dos Palos Police on to the track at the opening of the Destruction Derby on Sunday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DIE HARD DERBY FANS cheer as their favorite car and driver enters the line-up at the start of the 40th Annual Destruction Derby at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Aug 18. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WINNER OF BEST Police Car #7, with a 1971 Ford Country Squire representing San Bruno Police, Bryan Rathburn, center, dives into a puddle as retired Placerville Police Chief, Steve Brown, left and Best of Show "Superman Theme" winner, Tyson Moreland look on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Tyson Moreland had the honors of diving into the mud after his 1970 Chrysler Imperial representing Calaveras County Sheriff won Best of Show Superman Theme at the Hangtown Destruction Derby. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DRIVING HIS 1977 DODGE MONACO to victory is Darrin Gibson, No. 10, who crashes into one of the 19 cars competing in the 40th annual Placerville Police Officer's Association Hangtown Destruction Derby. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
#57, PETE PANOFSKY, representing LaHonda Fire Brigade, right, backs his 1971 Pontiac Grand Safari into an opponent. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DARRIN GIBSON holds his trophy after winning his heat. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LEAVING HER 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is Rhonda Chronis, 22, who was one of two women competing in the derby. Shawnesti Machado was the other. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SHAWNESTI MACHADO, #66, representing Merced County Sheriff with a 1979 Dodge Magnum, ploughs her car into an opponent. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene