Car crashes and high temperatures close out Kane County Fair

 
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Updated 7/24/2016 10:10 PM
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  • At right, About a dozen children compete in the Power Wheels Demo Derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. The plastic, electric toy car event was won by Liliana Delao, 5, of Franklin Park, in the foreground in her purple Jeep.

    At right, About a dozen children compete in the Power Wheels Demo Derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. The plastic, electric toy car event was won by Liliana Delao, 5, of Franklin Park, in the foreground in her purple Jeep.

  • Cars crash into each other Sunday at the Kane County Fair's demolition derby at the fairgrounds in St. Charles.

      Cars crash into each other Sunday at the Kane County Fair's demolition derby at the fairgrounds in St. Charles. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Memoli checks the gas in this car after winning the first heat of the demolition derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

      Kevin Memoli checks the gas in this car after winning the first heat of the demolition derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • David Memoli of Geneva looks at a wheel from the car of Brad Ellingsworth of Bolingbrook Sunday at the Kane County Fair demolition derby in St. Charles. Memoli knocked the wheel off Ellingsworth's car with a powerful hit seconds earlier. Memoli won the heat and advanced to the final.

      David Memoli of Geneva looks at a wheel from the car of Brad Ellingsworth of Bolingbrook Sunday at the Kane County Fair demolition derby in St. Charles. Memoli knocked the wheel off Ellingsworth's car with a powerful hit seconds earlier. Memoli won the heat and advanced to the final. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • At left, Dayden Charette, 10, hits Jacob Van Winkle and pushes him on to his side during the lawn mower demolition derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Charette, of St. Charles, won the event for the second year in a row, driving against competitors more than twice his age.

      At left, Dayden Charette, 10, hits Jacob Van Winkle and pushes him on to his side during the lawn mower demolition derby Sunday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Charette, of St. Charles, won the event for the second year in a row, driving against competitors more than twice his age. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mike "Flip" Sorenson of Huntley gets a running start in reverse Sunday during the demolition derby at the Kane County Fair.

      Mike "Flip" Sorenson of Huntley gets a running start in reverse Sunday during the demolition derby at the Kane County Fair. John Starks | Staff Photographer

The 148th annual Kane County Fair wrapped up with so much heat, a battery-powered car driven by a child in the Power Wheels Demolition Derby caught on fire Sunday in the grandstand event. No one was hurt during the competition in front of a large, cheering crowd, baking in temperatures in the 90s.

Full-sized cars also competed for trophies in the main demolition derby. And for the second year in a row, a fifth-grader beat all his adult competitors in the lawn mower demo derby.

"I just came out here to have fun," said Dayden Charette of St. Charles after he won the event in front of the cheering crowd. His family is the promoter of the event.

The 4-H Blue Ribbon sale took place in the Livestock Arena earlier in the day.

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