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What do you like about the demolition derby?

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Photo of Asked at Douglas County Fairgrounds

“I like building cars and trying new things to see if it works.”

Photo of Shelby Miller

“I like to tear stuff up. I also like the competitive aspect — I’ve been competitive since I was a baby.”

Photo of Nick Rockhold

“It helps me get rid a bunch of aggression”

Photo of Cody Anno

“I do it for the adrenaline rush.”


Keith 2 years, 1 month ago

The fall crop of new freshmen will be here soon, then you'll see the real demolition derby.


Flap Doodle 2 years, 1 month ago

There's a wide, wide world of sports out there.


grammaddy 2 years, 1 month ago

The money I save by not attending.


rockchalker52 2 years, 1 month ago

It's good practice for the parking garages.


patkindle 2 years, 1 month ago

i assume most folks that attend are the same ones that go to dirt track and nascar races, looking for blood and guts or wrecks, maybe if they get luckly a decapitation or worse other folks like art in the park


RoeDapple 2 years, 1 month ago

I like that after the demolition derby is over they display the wreckage as art on the downtown corners of Massachusetts Street.


riverdrifter 2 years, 1 month ago

Used to be that you found an old car, took all the glass out of it, welded the doors shut, put a fire extinguisher in it and there was your derby car. Thirty years ago, old cars were much better suited for demo derby cars. Anyway, then the safety nazis came around and took all the fun out of it.


Liberty275 2 years, 1 month ago

I really like all the water they put on the arena floor so the cars can't get enough speed up to get good hits on each other. All the boredom makes it easier to nap and who doesn't like a good nap?

The farm part of the fair is great. The dumb carnival, the derby and the 8 places to grab a funnelcake aren't worth putting on my shoes to go. I'll find better things to do with my money, like the RenFest.


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