Beaten, but not out


The Demolition Derby at the N.C. State Fair wrapped up its final bone-crunching heats tonight and we have names of the drivers who were the last ones standing, i.e. THE WINNERS.
In the 4-cylinder feature heat, Tony Camptella of Raleigh finished first in the Moonshine Express, after eliminating Jimmy Goodman of Topsail Beach who drove the number 121 car.

In the 6-cylinder feature heat, Ricky Cooke of Jamestown knocked out Jimmy Goodman of Topsail Beach for bragging rights.

In the 8-cylinder feature heat, Chris Lane of Goldsboro beat out fellow Goldsboro driver Donald Stokes for first place.

And finally, in the Women’s feature, Nikki Goins of Goldsboro beat Wendy Thornton of Mt. Olive to take the title.

Congratulations to all the winners!

About Merrie Go Round

Merrie Go Round is the midway alter-ego of Andrea Ashby, who has officially spent 219 days during the past 21 years at the N.C. State Fair. That's perfect attendance in case you were wondering. In addition to promoting the Fair, looking for untold Fair stories and working on various special events, I also spend a great deal of time roaming the grounds taking photos for the Website and State Fair publications. I like to keep my eyes and ears posted for the unusual and different things that make the State Fair such a great celebration of North Carolina people, traditions and history. I look forward to sharing with you the things I come across on my journey.

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