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Forrest Waggoner took home the majority of awards. The Payson High School graduate was named Top Local Driver, Most Aggressive and in an audience vote was given the “Prettiest Truck” award. He was driving a 1976 Ford F-250 4x4 that he customized as the cartoon character “Tow Mater” from the movie Cars.

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Demo Derby thrills drivers and spectators alike

Audience members could only watch in disbelief last weekend as some of the state’s finest adrenaline-crazed drivers piloted trucks in a bull pen-like arena with a goal of ramming into one another until only one was left running. It all took place during a Town of Payson-hosted Demolition Derby held June 9 at the Payson Event Center. The derby was one of the highlights of the Third Annual Mountain High Games that also included a 5K run, ATV rodeo, bike race, Dutch oven cookoff, horseshoe and archery contests and sawdust games.

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