2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 1: Military Appreciation Night – this Saturday!
Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the 2016 racing season @ Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet and Round 1 of the Team Demolition Derby Tournament of Destruction! There is nothing quite like the Team Demos experience; you have to live it to feel it!
Team #6 Orange Crush are the defending series Champions and are in the crosshair of 7 other Teams eager to make a statement. Full Throttle is at full strength looking to build upon their first-ever victory at Round 5 last year. Team #7 Thunderstruck makes their debut and a new wave of rookie drivers will get their first taste of destruction!
Plus: Figure-8 Cars & Trucks // Fireworks
Parking is still FREE!
Parking lot opens for tailgating at 4:00pm. All spectators must enter through Gate 13. Click Here for the Dirt Oval 66 facility map.
New location for pre-race party
More entertainment all in 1 spot. All activities and vehicles will be inside the main entrance gates underneath the grandstands. This move was made as a benefit to all fans. Now you can see everything immediately after coming through the gates and you don’t have to cut short tailgating. Most of the sights & sounds will be available all evening!
Gates open at 4:30pm and re-entrance is allowed until 7:00pm.
Visit our featured non-profit organization Lockport VFW Post 5788 Auxiliary on the new vendor’s row. Grab some Buddy Poppies, Koozies and learn more about the Veterans programs.
Army National Guard, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, and Navy representatives will be in vendor’s row too. Kids can get behind the wheel of a Marines H1 Hummer!
Tournament of Destruction Season Passes – Last Days!
Season pass sales END Friday!
Secure your seat and save money for all FIVE 2016 Tournament of Destruction events! Adult ($85) and Junior ($60) Season Passes are for sale @ TeamDemo.com or 815-740-8000.
Lincoln-Way Central AFJROTC Color Guard part of opening ceremony
Cadets from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL will present the American Flag as part of opening ceremony!
The cadets are under the command of Daniel K. Schliffka, MSgt, USAF (Ret) and the current AFJROTC Aerospace Science Instructor.
Continuing with the Military Night theme, our National Anthem will be sung by Illinois Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jennifer Kohany of the 108th MMB.
Thank you to all our military member participants. We truly could not do any of this without your service and sacrifice!
Announcing the Round 1 Jr. Flagger!
6-year-old Skyla has the honor of being the first-ever Dirt Oval 66 Jr. Flagger and will give the official Green flag to start the 2016 Tournament of Destruction!
Skyla has attended multiple Team Demo events with her family & her favorite team is Full Throttle because she loves the color purple.
Congrats to Skyla and give her a big cheer as she waives the Green for the opening race!
Click here to register your child to be the next Dirt Oval 66 Jr. Flagger!