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It is OK to be Angry. Citizenz win Tournament of Destruction Round 3!

Angry Citizenz and Junkyard Dogs tore through each other and tore the Dirty O house down in an outstanding opening round battle; probably the best pound-for-pound, hit-for-hit brawl of the 2019 season thus far. JYD found themselves in the Last Chance Race again and would have to go the long route to get back to the Finals. However, Bandits and Orange Crush had seen that plan before. #61 Nate Powell nailed #31 Steven Scarbro, Jr immediately in turn 2 which Scarbro pinned on top of the wall! #39 Jason Ritacco was right behind Powell and delivered a torpedo-like trunk shot that absolutely annihilated the Orange car. 

#68 Travis Couser benefited from the early madness, escaped the further harm and took his first-ever checkered flag which put JYD out of the bracket and OC into the Semi-Finals. 

Mean Green Machine disposed of Bandits and Crazy 8s to reach the Finals on the other side of the bracket. Crazy 8s were in a major disadvantage, due to #85 Pete Gabriel and #88 Tyler Anderson exiting mid-race due to rule violation and injury, respectively, but nearly pulled off a remarkable win. #80 Jirik Huguley was the sole moving Crazy 8 car and holding the lead until Lap 4 when #01 Dave Janjanin slammed into him and slammed the shut the upset threat. 

An all black & green Finals was another slugfest and shoving match through every turn of the early laps.  #17 Pete Ryan successfully stopped Angry Citizens’ main lap runner #43 Shaun Elder which cleared the way for #13 Matt Rex to stake a 3-lap lead. #47 Steve Vollbrecht was lying in wait on the back stretch and hit the perfect strike as Rex rounded turn 1. Vollbrecht broke free from the wreckage and was the last man standing through 4 laps. Janjanin fought and fought and finally got his car to re-fire for one last ditch shot on Vollbrecht. It was a solid hit, but not enough to change the outcome as Vollbrecht powered through the wreckage and completed the full 5-lap comeback for the win!

The law enforcement officers and departments whom competed in the 3rd annual Five-0 @ The Dirty “O” delivered not only three great races, but most importantly, over $200,000 in donations for Special Olympics Illinois! Amazing work and dedication by everyone involved with the fundraising and racing. 
Heat 1 winner – #380 Tom Dorsey, Romeoville Police Department
Heat 2 winner – #44  Michael Redmann, St. Charles Police Department
Feature winner – #502 Adam Thibo, Midtholian Police Department

Round 3 Photo Highlights

All signs indicate more carnage is on the way before the conclusion of the 2019 season. Take advantage of Round 4 Advance ticket pricing through August 18 and join us at The Dirt Oval on August 24.

Remaining 2019 Tournament of Destruction Event Schedule

Date (all Saturdays) Event & Theme
August 24

Parking Lot Open: 4pm
Pre Race Party: 4pm
Gates Open: 4pm
Show Time: 7:15pm
Tournament of Destruction Round 4: Scout Night

September 21

Parking Lot Open: 4pm
Pre Race Party: 4pm
Gates Open: 4pm
Show Time: 7:15pm
Tournament of Destruction Round 5: Racin' For Boobs


OnBoard Impact Video from Round 2

Mean Green Machine is the (un)lucky on-board camera victim for back-to-back events. Ride over the shoulder of #85 Pete Gabriel on the Crazy 8's as he shoves #19 John Clemmons skyward over the barrier wall creating a precarious Team Demo teeter totter!

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