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Lucas Pritchett, at left, gives the thumbs up to Andrew Carmichael after he struck Carmichael's car in the exact spot Carmichael directed him to. In the background, Lucas' father Lance, in the red shirt, watches his son's first event. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Duel at the derby: Kids steal the show

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The Hubbard County Fair's signature event attracted thousands and didn't disappoint.

But it was the human drama going on in the drivers' seats that captured the demolition derby's compact heat - and the audience's hearts.


It was a show of sportsmanship that adds to the legacy of an event.

Behind the wheel of a red Chevy Lumina, numbered 22, sat 20-year-old Andrew Carmichael.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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