BACA BUILT

Family tradition of competing in derbies — and winning — continues once again


Derek Baca stands next to his winning derby car on Saturday night. The Baca family has built something of a derby dynasty over the years. Photo by Matt JohnsonThere were plenty of smashes, crashes and mashes at Saturday’s demolition derby, one of the most popular events every year at the Mariposa County Fair.
The stands were nearly packed, and fairgoers were treated to all kinds of big hits.
After a handful of grueling rounds of action, Derek Baca, 30, was the last man standing.
But it took near...

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