Cass Zimmer of Broadus wins Demo Derby at Fair

Abe Winter
Star Staff Writer

The Demolition Derby proved to be a big hit — actually a lot of hits — as one of the usual highlights of the Eastern Montana Fair.

Held Saturday afternoon in front of 1,800 spectators, the biggest winners were Cass Zimmer of Broadus, Neal Moore of Baker and Jerry Andreason of Fairview. They finished 1-2-3 in the main feature with Zimmer earning $2,000 and Moore $1,250. Andreason pocketed $750.

They also earned money from the heat prizes, which were $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third.

Erin Lantis, a former winner from Miles City, didn’t come out for the main event after she was injured while taking first place in heat 3

The results:

The Main: 1. Cass Zimmer, Broadus. 2. Neal Moore, Baker. 3. Jerry Andreason, Fairview.

Heat 1: 1. Moore. 2. Andreason. 3. Greg Nissan, Miles City. Heat 2: 1. Zimmer. 2. Andreason. 3. Trey McDaniel, Havre. Heat 3: Lantis. 2. Justin Quinlan, Forsyth. 3. Allen Higgins, Billings. Heat 4: 1. Skylar Powell, Havre. 2. TJ Young, Miles City. 3. Clint Pederson, Broadus. Grudge Match — Heat 1: Greg Nissan, Miles City. Heat 2: Keith Leininger, Miles City. Best paint job: Lantis. Tom Young Sportsmanship Award: Clint Pederson, Broadus.

There was no shortage of entrants, many of whom are regulars at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City.

“It’s always well-attended,” said John Laney, executive director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce. “Two-thirds of them return every year.

“Without a doubt it’s supported well by the spectators and the business sponsors.”

(Contact Abe Winter at or 406-234-0450.)