|Recent Wreckage photos for all Teams and Figure-8 racers from Round 1!
New photos from Round 1 last Saturday are posted on the individual Team pages and the Figure-8 racers page.
Recent Wreckage is comprised of 4 select photos capturing major moments, aftermath carnage, and the loyal family & friends that support all Team Demolition Derby competitors. Recent Wreckage photos are just a glimpse at what is in store for each Team's full photo gallery. Plenty more images and of course video from Round 1 yet to come!
Orange Crush defeats Mean Green Machine in the Finals, wins Round 1 Event!
First photos of some big moments from Tournament of Destruction Round 1:
Round-by-round Team Demolition Derby results:
Orange Crush defeated Real Steal
Junkyard Dogs defeated Damage, Inc.
Reckoning defeated Full Throttle
Mean Green Machine defeated Seek-N-Destroy
Orange Crush defeated Junkyard Dogs
Mean Green Machine defeated Reckoning
Orange Crush defeated Mean Green Machine
Figure-8 Truck Winner: #13 Donnie Lutz
Figure-8 Car Winner: #82 Tom Pleckham
*New Route 66 Raceway Grandstand Re-entry policy for 2013*
Gates for the Tournament of Destruction open at 5:30pm.
Guests may exit and re-enter the gate between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.
No re-entry will be permitted after 7:30pm.
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|2013 Team Demolition Derby Lineup:
2012 Rank: T-2nd
The break-out team from last year came up just short in their bid for the National Championship. #13 Ryan Decker now resides on Reckoning, but Mean Green's young guns have acquired veteran talent from Damage, Inc. and are ready for another run at the title.
2012 rank: 8th
Seek-N-Destroy enters Round 1 with a driver roster comprised mostly of rookie talent. The past several seasons proved rookie racers are not to be ignored and can become serious threats very quickly. #21 Greg Mesich's team has a track record of success in the month of May, winning it all in 2009 and 2010 and will be upset-minded once again on opening night.
2012 rank: 6th
The highly anticipated return of JYD in 2012 did not go as planned for the '08-'09 Champions winning only 3 races across August and September. Last year's Most Valuable Driver Tom "Brickman" Lewis changes from orange to blue for 2013 re-igniting hope for the JYD faithful that the losing streak will end and a sustained winning streak could be on the horizon.
2012 rank: 5th
Full Throttle has been on the brink of winning several events since their debut in 2011 only to see the checkered flag vanish due to bad breaks and winding up on the wrong of some of the most brutal races of the last 2 seasons. They again stick with 4 core drivers including new addition #44 Steve Schaefer who takes the spot of #41 Pete Millette, Jr - forced to the sidelines due to a non-racing injury. Can they finally win one or perhaps it all in 2013?
Team #5 will not be named Stranglehold for the first time in over a decade. The red, white, and blue is now the silver, red and black of Real Steel. While it may be a new team, the pieces of the puzzle are not entirely fresh to the sport. #55 Wally Hartung and son #5 Nick Hartung won the Championship last year as members of Reckoning. Now they are the cornerstones of a lineup with several rookies that is out to end Reckoning's reign.
2012 rank: T-2nd
After winning the 2010 National Championship, Orange Crush has been a constant fixture at or near the top of the point standings. The ever-powerful threat retains the familiar names/numbers from recent years and picked up3 more veteran drivers; all of whom have helped other teams defeat Orange Crush. They now have numerous options and excessive talent at their disposal and are poised to be a top team once more.
||ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
2012 rank: 1st
Reckoning won the 2011 Championship then replaced 2 of its 4 drivers for 2012. They won the title last year and again have replaced 2 drivers, plus convinced former teammate #76 Steve Gursky, Jr. to come out of retirement beginning in June. Team owner #7 Brian Anderson recruited Ryan Decker away from Mean Green Machine and Andrew Sherman from Damage, Inc to fill the spots vacated by Wally and Nick Hartung. This new alliance is all the more interesting due to the fact it was Sherman who took the checkered flag last September to defeat Mean Green which in-turn gave Reckoning the Championship. No matter how twisted the tale, they're on the same side now and have the rare opportunity to become the first 3 in-a-row Champions since the previous black & white Team #7 the "Locomotives."
||AIR NATIONAL GUARD
2012 rank: 4th
The longest-tenured team at Route 66 Raceway ended a 14-year drought of never appearing in a Final round race. They couldn't topple Reckoning on that night, but continued to be a serious threat to the Championship all the way through Round 4. For this year, the lineup is stocked full of younger, but proven talent, while team owner Dave Swan and veteran crusher Pete Ryan venture across the pits to add more firepower to Mean Green Machine. Damage, Inc's new-look squad can certainly handle their own against any other team and seek to turn the 15th anniversary season into a winning one.
Welcome 2013 Tournament of Destruction Series Sponsor LKQ Auto Parts!
Team Demolition Association, Inc. proudly welcomes LKQ Auto Parts as the title sponsor for the 2013 Team Demolition Derby "Tournament of Destruction" exclusively at Route 66 Raceway! LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket collision replacement products, recycled OEM products and refurbished OEM collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers, lights, and is a leading distributor of paint and body shop supplies.
LKQ Auto Parts serves tens of thousands of collision-repair businesses, mechanical service shops and vehicle dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. LKQ Self Service Auto Parts spans all across the United States with several locations in Illinois plus Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, California and more.
LKQ Auto Parts offers the nation's largest inventory of quality recycled auto parts. Find a location near you, visit in-person or search the online inventories to find the parts that fit your needs. Customers at the Chicago and Blue Island Illinois self service auto parts locations can take 50% during the final weekend in May and everyone the U.S. and Canada is eligible to win a brand new 2013 Toyota Prius C™ through the "Get Green with LKQ" promotion until June 30th.
LKQ Auto Parts will have a major presence throughout the 2013 Tournament of Destruction including a full display at every pit party, presenting the new "LKQ Hit of the Night" award to one Team Demolition Derby driver, and be on the lookout for free t-shirts launched up into the stands between races!
We greatly thank LKQ Auto Parts and their nationwide affiliates for supporting Team Demolition Derby in 2013.
Ultimately, it is the teams and our loyal fans who will see and experience the benefits of this new partnership.
TDA also extends gratitude towards continued partnerships with:
AM-COAT Painting in Lockport, IL - Official Beauty Contest sponsor
Midwest Family & Sports Medicine Center / Dr. Anthony Leazzo - Official Team Physician
and welcome another new partner:
Chicago Bullet Proof Systems, Inc / Metaltek Fabrication, Inc. - Supplier of all mandated driver-side door bars
Watch Full Episodes of "Lucas Oil...On The Edge!" Featuring Team Demolition Derby!
Thank You for watching the Tournament of Destruction on SPEED and MavTV! A big "Welcome!" to any brand new fans who got their first taste of Team Demolition Derby. Part 2 of the coverage from 2012 Round 3 will debut later in Season 9 of "Lucas Oil...On The Edge!" If you missed the premiere airings on SPEED, the full episode is now available on the Round 3 Recap page. You can also watch the complete season 8 episode featuring the opening night of the 2012 Tournament of Destruction on the Round 1 Recap page. Both episodes are also on the 2012 Videos page.
For even more carnage, watch the Round 3 highlight video or purchase the complete event coverage on DVD produced by Team Demolition Association. Go behind-the-scenes, watch every race in it's entirety, and dig into exclusive Team Demo content only found on the Tournament of Destruction DVDs.
There's nothing like experiencing Team Demolition Derby LIVE at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Il. Tickets for the 2013 Tournament of Destruction are on-sale now.
View the full event schedule for a glimpse of what's to come this year and make your plans now to join us for another spectacular Summer of Smash at Route 66 Raceway.
Huge Thank You once again to NeWave Media Productions for covering the Tournament of Destruction and making Team Demolition Derby a staple of "Lucas Oil...On The Edge" for nearly 10 years!