Cotton candy highs and a healthy dose of competition fueled wide smiles at the Garrard County Fair Wednesday night. That, and large men in spandex shorts.
Bad to the Bone wrestlers took cocky strides among their fans, some billed as "every wife's dream, every husband's nightmare," by the announcer.
"Simon says, who sucks now?" said Simon after pummeling his opponent with an opportunistic briefcase.
For some, the spirit of rivalry was fueled not by jeers but batteries and four plastic wheels. Competitors in the power wheels derby drove with consternation plain on their small faces, each angling for the coveted first-place trophy.
Some had been preparing all day for the starting whistle, others since January.
"I washed my car," said Kayla Hockensmith of her race day preparations. She had been practicing power wheels driving in her parents' basement since her January birthday. Kayla's pink Barbie Jeep would come in first that night, its purple wheels churning up the lime-lined track.