Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016

Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016


Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016

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Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016

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Fighting for more than just a Championship, the femme fatale’s of Team Demolition Derby take center stage next Saturday at Round 5 of the Tournament of Destruction! Team #9 Double-D Destroyers and Team #10 High Risk will battle for bragging rights and make a powerful statement in support of conquering breast cancer.

The entire Round 5 “Pink Night” theme is the Team Demolition Association’s unique way of generating support and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. “Racin’ For Boobs” Ladies’ Team Demolition Derby, special pink themes and messages spread across all Team Demo cars, “Bangin’ For Boobs” car smashing, and more make this a truly special event.

Oh, and yes, these women know how to hit and hit hard!
Plus, Team Demolition Derby, Figure-8 Car and Figure-8 Truck Tournament of Destruction Champions will be crowned all next Saturday inside The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway!

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Advanced ticket sales end Monday, September 18th!

3 ways to get your tickets:
DirtOval66.com | Call 815-740-8000 |
At the gate on race day with ZERO fees!

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The Fearless Women “Racin’ For Boobs!”

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Glitter. Guts. Glory. These 8 women look pretty, but know how to play dirty when it comes to Team Demolition Derby. Since 2011, “Racin’ For Boobs” has become a marquee attraction in the Tournament of Destruction. It is their time. It is their moment to make an impact beyond just wrecking cars. There’s no rules against women driving in “regular” Team Demolition Derby races; an invisible barrier that will be shattered some day soon.

“I always like instilling the belief in females, young and old, that they can do it,” said Megan Decker. “I like breaking that gender barrier and being someone little girls can look up to.”

Colleen Ryan, driver on Double-D Destroyers in 2014, shared a story with Decker about a 6-year-old girl in the stands who saw Decker remove her helmet after the race and was amazed at how pretty she looked even after driving those ‘nasty cars in the mud.’ “I had the biggest smile on my face,” said Decker.

Decker has dominated this race, undefeated in her 4 appearances with victories on both High Risk and Double-D Destroyers. High Risk as a whole leads the overall record 4-1 and this year’s teammates have a combined 12 wins compared to only 1 on Double-D Destroyers. The 2016 High Risk team reunites the “1st 4” High Risk teammates for the first time since they won the inaugural race in 2011.

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They are 2 teams divided on the track, but 8 women strongly united in raising awareness for breast cancer research, treatment and honoring those unable to see their accomplishments.

“I’m racing in remembrance of my aunt Rosie and cousin Lynn who lost their lives to breast cancer and for all those who are still fighting. Let’s crush this nasty disease,” said Shannin Jacobazzi, the only rookie in this year’s race.

Her fellow Destroyer, Jenny Harvel wants to honor those who have won the battle against cancer and contribute towards finding a cure to help a new generation of women. “I pray there is a cure that ends cancer forever so my daughter Charlotte, and everyone else we love, never has to endure that diagnosis,” said Harvel.

Monikka Shearer exclaimed that Team Demo “is not just a man’s sport” and women have “just as much balls” to race as men. Indeed they do as proven by 2015 Destroyer driver Jody Huffmaster.

“I’m racing for Jody who is a two-time cancer survivor and everyone else who has crushed breast cancer,” said Amber Domrose, one of Huffmaster’s teammates from that race. “I’m racing for Jody kicking cancer’s [expletive],” added Shearer.

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Special decorations and messages will adorn the cars of both teams and undoubtedly the cars and trucks within all races next Saturday. Decker adorns her car with dozens of painted pink ribbons, each with the name of someone affected by the disease.

“I have so many messages from people last year thanking me for putting their names, or their loved one’s name, on my car,” said Decker. “It’s a small gesture, but I know it means the world to them and I’m honored to be able to do that.”

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There’s a battle against breast cancer to overcome, but for a few moments on the track, these girls still know how to have fun. “When it doubt, just add glitter,” said Domrose.

Cousins Lorna and Christy Millette stand by the motto that “Demo Chix Rule” and assure that, no matter if its High Risk or Double-D Destroyers, “little, big or small… we will wreck them all.”

Be there LIVE to watch the fearless women of Team Demolition Derby @ Dirt Oval 66 next Saturday in Joliet, Illinois!

Get Angry! Smash a car & help us Crush Breast Cancer @ Round 5

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Grab a sledgehammer and take out your aggression! The wildly popular “Bangin’ For Boobs” interactive smashing station is your chance to get in on the destruction and help us crush breast cancer! A $5 donation is required to get your crack at the car. No age restriction! Sledgehammer and baseball bats are provided.

ALL donation money will go directly to benefit local breast cancer support and treatment organizations!

The Round 5 opening ceremonies will feature our largest balloon release to date; double from 2015! Balloons will be handed out to everyone entering the grandstands while supplies last.

Hold onto the balloons until after the moment of silence to remember those loved ones cancer took from us. Help us make this a truly special moment next Saturday @ Round 5!

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Team Demo cars at Chicagoland Speedway!

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Team Demolition Derby is on the scene at Chicagoland Speedway, The Dirt Oval’s sister track, for the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and a full weekend of racing. See Team Demo cars on display in Champions Park among the dozens of interactive displays for the tens of thousands in attendance. We’ll see you there!

Weekend Racing Schedule:
Friday – Camping World Truck Series – American Ethanol 150
Saturday – Xfinity Series – Drive For Safety 300
Sunday – NASCAR Sprint Cup – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

*Just Added* Compact Car Demolition Derby Eve of Haunted Destruction – Oct. 8th!

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The Eve of Haunted Destruction lineup grows larger! Compact cars will collide on October 8th along with slammin’ School Buses and chaotic Trailer Racing. Watch these vehicles deal out their last smash before a final trek to the auto graveyard.
Compact payout: 1st – $2,000 / 2nd – $1,000 / 3rd – $500 / 4th – $300

Registration is also open for FREE Kids Power Wheels & Big Wheel demo derby plus the chaotic carnage-filled Trailer Race! Sign-up now and get ready for wreckage October 8th!

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Crash Fest Photo Highlights!

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The 1st Annual Crash Fest rounded out the Labor Day Weekend with a variety of racin’ and wreckin’! Geoff Mckarns won the lengthy Compacts battle and teammate Mike Skodacek finished 2nd.

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Kids Power Wheels demo derby was a hit! The next generation of daredevils is in good hands.

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Modified lawn tractors chopped up the competition!

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“Run What Ya Brung” demo derby finale featured full-size, compacts and several fresh Team Demolition Derby cars from Crazy 8’s and Sting. Leann Foreman, a driver on High Risk in last year’s “Racin’ For Boobs” event, jumped behind the wheel of the #81 and fared well until a big trunk shot by the #28 Sting car.

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Thank you to everyone who attended Crash Fest! We’ll see you back at The Dirt Oval for Tournament of Destruction Round 5 and Eve of Haunted Destruction to close out the season!

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