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Last man standing wins out


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Jacob Shaw and Tanner Verhagen examine Shaw's 1994 Ford Taurus, the car he will be competing with in this year's Cheyenne County Fair Saturday July 23 at 6 p.m.

Last man standing wins in the upcoming Cheyenne County Fair's popular demolition derby event.

A demolition derby is a survival of the fittest contest for your vehicle. You, along with five or more vehicles, ram, smash, and crash into each other until only one vehicle is still operational.

The motorsport usually takes place at a county fairground in a dirt field or gravel circle. Often, the track will be soaked with water so the cars will have to contend with mud, which slows down their speed. There are also safety rules and fair-play guidelines for a demo derby to make sure people don't get...

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