Some kids find their passion at a young age and Trever Fisher has been one of them.
At just two-years-old, young Trever Fisher started getting excited about driving cars. “That is when he really understood what they do,” shared his mom Lori.
“I started doing derbies when I was four,” Trever explained. “That means on October 31, I’ll be eight and been driving for four years.”
As most Craig Countians know, Trever has a great role model to watch, his dad, Donnie, who has won many of the derbies at the Craig County Fairgrounds as well as other counties.
“My daddy, Donnie Wayne aka ‘Trouble Maker’ encouraged me,” Trever excitedly said. “My daddy has given me lots of pointers and tips on how to run a derby, plus I watch a lot of YouTube videos.”
He added, “I have the same derby name as my dad, I’m just the ‘Little Trouble Maker’ though.”
“When they started the Power Wheels derbies at the fairgrounds, Trever was quick to request, ‘Daddy, get me a car. I am running,’” Lori noted. “This child eats, sleeps and breathes for these derbies. Not only does he do the Power Wheels, he will derby hot wheels cars and even sugar packets in restaurants. It’s that bad.”
When Trever was asked, “What do you like most about driving in derbies?”, he quickly responded, “I love to run derbies, because I like to hit hard and tear things up.”
“We feel excited for him as he enjoys it that much and his daddy loves seeing him follow his footsteps,” Lori expressed before adding, “We love watching him work on his car. He beats it with a hammer to make dents and takes screwdrivers to the tires to tighten everything up before he runs.”
Trever did add that there are no individual “winners” in their Power Wheel derbies because every driver receives a trophy from Guthrie Insurance who sponsors the event for the little ones.
He added, but, if I did win, I would be like my daddy. “I got lots of tips from watching YouTube videos of our friend Dustin Price off of Metal Carnage TV. My daddy is a big supporter and helps me build my cars. I like to watch him, so I’ll get better,” he said.
“We tell him how good he is and the importance of good sportsmanship. Win or lose, he will always be our little winner,” Donnie and Lori shared.
Trever thoroughly enjoyed the October 24 Power Wheels derby and he’s ready for more. Sammy Huffman, emcee of the Saturday night live derby, let Trever announce his dad as he entered the ring for his heat.
Trever added that he and his dad are traveling to Maryland the weekend of the 30th to run in a demolition derby, “It’s going to be on my birthday. Best birthday present ever.”
Lori explained that he is running in an out of town Power Wheels. “His birthday is Halloween, so it is super special to him. A big thing in a little mind. We love it.”
It is called the Buried Alive Derby for Deadman Productions. Shine Studio presents Deadman Powerwheels Trunk or Treat Deadman Style where children of all ages will be invited onto the track for a demolition style Trunk or Treat as well as an opportunity to meet ten spotlighted drivers for an autograph.
Donnie will also be driving in the Stock car derby that day, so they will have a full weekend.
Trever concluded, “I’ve been giving this some thought, I think they should give out a ‘Mad Dog’ Trophy in my class. I can’t wait until the next demolition derby, I eat, sleep and breathe this stuff.”