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Nick Newgent (207) backs his 2002 Ford into Jake Hare (8-H) in the first heat of the Demolition Derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Luke Kline looks over his shoulder as he drives in reverse looking to continue on in the first heat of the Demolition Derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Smoke and exhaust are spewing out of nearby driver Jake Hare’s hood. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Jake Hare (8-H) pulls away from one car as he eyes a car he tries to hit in the first heat of the Demolition Derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Jake Hare (8-H) is hit in the side by Terry Burgess (16T) in the first heat of the Demolition Derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Jake Hare (8-H) is rammed from the side as he and other cars duke it in the first heat of the Demolition Derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Dirt flies from the back tires of a car as the first heat of the demolition derby gets underway at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Derby officials and firefighters work together to push Bronson Gangwer's 1985 Oldsmobile back upright after it landed on its side in the first heat of the demolition derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

A derby official watches action from the first heat of the demolition derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

A line of firefighters kneel behind log and concrete barriers as they watch the first heat of the demolition derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

A derby official watches the final five cars in action from the first heat of the demolition derby at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
4-H Fair Demolition Derby drivers crash and bash their way through the field

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Most race car drivers try to avoid being involved in crashes. Drivers in the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby on Saturday, July 27, tried to get into crashes and knock other cars out of the competition.