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Monday, July 8, 2013

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Gage Willis leans on a car driven by his friend, Scott Breeding, before the compact car demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. Breeding won the compact demolition derby. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Brittany Robinson hops into her “Green Machine” (formerly a Chevrolet Beretta) before the start of the compact car demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. Robinson finished second in her first-ever demolition derby. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Official Keith Blower of La Porte conducts the drivers meeting before the demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Brittany Robinson (21) works between fellow compact car demolition derby competitors on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. Robinson finished second in her first-ever demolition derby. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Jacob McGowan reacts as he looks over his lawn tractor after it would not restart during the demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. A melted starter wire was the culprit for McGowan’s early exit. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Lawn tractor demolition derby participants prepare to drive into the arena on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Jacob Jobe catches a ride on a Bobcat with his vanquished lawn tractor after demolition derby action on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. Jobe’s tractor suffered a broken tie rod, knocking out of competition. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Teddy Whetstone bails out of his vehicle as a fire ignites under the hood during the demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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A track official sidesteps a rooster tail of dirt and mud during the demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Boiling water and steam sprays from the radiator of a competitor’s car during the demolition derby on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Demolition Derby

Jessie Stambaugh reacts on top of his demolition derby car after finishing second on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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