Take a wild ride in the Demolition Derby at the fair in Lynden
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride along in a car at the demolition derby at the Northwest Washington Fair?
We put a 360-degree camera inside the car of Ben Lagerwey of Lynden, who won his preliminary heat and finished second the Big Car main event Monday night, August 14.
Brad Simms of Custer, driving a Cadillac, won the main event.
Rich Hamner of Montana, formerly of Ferndale, won the Big Truck event and Tony Stahlecker of Lynden was runner-up. About 70 drivers participated.
The demo derby has been held at the fair since 1978 and the event, organized by the Whatcom Demo Derby Club, is among the fair’s most popular attractions.
As another added attraction, contestants also could enter a car in the “Jump Your Junk” event. Michael Vree and some friends ran a 1990 Honda Accord off a ramp, ending in an epic nose dive.
“It’s a lof of fun,” Vree said.