GREENVILLE – The curtain came down on the Great Darke County Fair but not before a packed house was treated to a crowd-pleasing demolition derby in front of the grandstand.
“It is a great event to close the fair out,” Darke County fair board director Dave Niley said. “Everybody wants to come out and see the derby.”
On hand was Smash It Demolition Derby’s, Inc., President Tim Clark and crew from London to organize the event.
“We organize the demolition derby,” Clark said. “We get the cars in the proper heats, flag the event to make sure all the cars are safe.”
New at the 2014 fair was the Power Wheels event for kids driving their battery powered vehicles to the delight of the fans. Each participant went home with a trophy.
The night’s events included Mod Cars, Mild Weld Class, Mild Weld Minis and Smash it Minis No V-8 Engines, Stock Mowers, Mod Mini Cars and Street Stock Class.
“Darke County is one of the best fairs that I deal with because of how big it is and because of the people,” Clark said. “Everybody is polite … it’s a great atmosphere at the Darke County Fair.
“Dave (Niley) is one of the best fair board members I have ever worked with, and I do more than 44 county fairs a year,” Clark added.
“A lot of cars came in tonight,” fair board director Dean Neff said. “It lasts until 11:00-12:00 and that shuts down the fair.”
“It was a great demolition derby,” Niley said. “We had a lot of support.”