Forget cars. Combine demolition derby is for real thrills

The combine demolition derby has been thrilling crowds at the Columbiana County Fair in Lisbon, Ohio, for years. It’s a fight to the end, with the last combine running — with the header intact — named the winner.

This year, combine demolition derby veteran Nick Cresanto, formerly of Columbiana County and now of Brookfield, Ohio, won bragging rights, with second place going to Greg Smith.

The crowd favorite, however, was the pink combine driven by Tony Watson of New Waterford.

Check out this slide show of photos from this year’s combine demolition derby, Aug. 8.

2010 Columbiana County Fair Combine Demolition Derby

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Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University.You can follow her on Twitter at and follow Farm and Dairy at You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook. More Stories by Susan Crowell

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  1. Ron says:

    Great article, I am totally fasinated by combine demo derbys. I have a combine that runs and was wondering if anyone wanted to buy for cheap to demo in the derby? They can email me at rfoss14@msn.conm

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