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Derby gears up fair

August 29, 2012
By Anthony Gaynor - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

The Barbour County Fair is in full swing with hundreds of people watching the demolition derby on Tuesday night.

Senior Day at the fair was packed for the several events, highlighted by the first Thomas Motorsports Demolition Derby. Two seperate races took place, the first featuring 6-Cylinder cars and the second featuring 4-Cylinder cars. Zach Pinnell won the first event driving his 1992 Cheverolt Lumina.

"I'm in the the points series and running second," Pinnell said. "This is my third win this year."

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Anthony Gaynor
Crowds gather at the Barbour County Fair on Tuesday night to watch the Thomas Motorsports Demolition Derby. Zach Pinnell of Bridgeport took down the first event featuring 6-Cylinder cars. The 4-Cylinder event was won by Bobby Martin. The demolition derby will continue at 7:30 p.m. today with full size cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs. More photos can be found online at

Pinnell said he likes the events because he gets to go out and "have fun with his buddies."

The Barbour County Fair continues today with several events slated.

The schedule for today is as follows:

- 8 a.m.: Final market animal weigh-in

- 4 p.m.: Commercial and competitive exhibits open

- 4 p.m.: Rabbit Show

- 5 p.m.: Open Class Hog Show

- 5 p.m.: Registration for Demolition Derby

- 6 p.m.: Open Class Beef Show registration ends

- 6 - 10:30 p.m.: Midway open

- 7 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Market Hog Show and Showmanship Contest

- 7 p.m.: Joyful Noise, on stage at John Loyd Entertainment Center

- 7:30 p.m.: Demolition Derby, full-size cars, minivans, small pickups and SUVs, (a Thomas Motorsports event) Open Arena

- 8:30 p.m.: Contemporary Christian artists Sidewalk Prophets

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