Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Five-0 @ The Dirty “O”
Saturday, July 20Parking, Seating, and Pre-race Party all open at 4:00pm | Show Time: 7:15pm
Congratulations to Five-0 race winner Sgt. Adam Thibo of the Midlothian Police Department!
It’s the turning point, and the breaking point, of the Team Demolition Derby season. Sustaining and building momentum is key to withstand the Summer-long marathon of mayhem to claim victory in the Tournament of Destruction. Junkyard Dogs seek their third event win in-a-row, while the winless teams Orange Crush and Bandits need a breakout performance to climb back into championship contention.
The 3rd annual Five-0 @ the Dirty O event is a joint effort between The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run and Dirt Oval 66 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.
Team Demolition Derby – 6 teams in the ultimate war of wreckage!
Five-0 Police Car Race – law enforcement officers in a high speed pursuit to determine who is the Top Cop in Chicagoland. Over 20 cars will be in the field, racing 15 laps on the 3/8 mile dirt oval. It is unpredictable excitement! Each driver in the the Five-0 police car race must raise a minimum of $500 in order to participate.
The Pole Position is determined by the amount of money raised by each officer. The grand total of donations was over $207,000! Incredible support for Special Olympics by hundreds of individuals and businesses.
As of 7/15/19, this was the starting line up based their donation totals. The final totals are available at the Special Olympics Illinois website.
Lindsey Heavener, Joliet PD $35,023
Rich Schall, Posen PD $17,455
Adam Thibo Midlothian, PD $16,295
Bob Christensen, Matteson PD $15,950
Pedro Gonzales, Bridgeview PD $14,000
Jerry Lehmacher, Lemont PD $10,541
John Watson, Public Safety Direct $9,730
James Molloy, Orland Hills PD $6,580
Fred Mondt, Tinley Park PD $6,350
Mike Kelley, Will County Sheriff’s Office $5,900
Chris Soderlund, Crestwood PD $4,146
Bryan Spreyne, Chicago PD $3,945
David Alexander, Crestwood PD $3,165
Al Taylor, Crete PD $2,200
Michael Redmann, St Charles PD $1,878
Thomas Cobb, Matteson PD $1,800
Roger Sipple, Beecher PD $1,790
Paul Cihocki, Oak Lawn PD $1,250
Debbie Schenk, Lockport PD $1,200
Brendan McWilliams, American Lawmen $1,147
Daniel McIntyre, Woodridge PD $1,133
Steve Bowen, Richton Park PD $1,130
Laura Frank, Oak Forest PD $1,095
Mike Sikorski, Oak Lawn PD $1,076
Steve Hotkiewicz, Burnham PD $645
Tom Dorsey, Romeoville PD $220
Five-0 Safety Vehicle Show – law enforcement and emergency services vehicles on display near the main entrance.
Watermelon eating contest – Truly feed your appetite for destruction! Both kids and adults are welcome to compete. Registration occurs day-of in front of the grandstands between 6-7pm. Winners receive tickets to the Eve of Haunted Destruction!
Fireworks – best sky show in town! We light up the sky after the Team Demo Finals.
Watch video highlights from the 2017 Five-0 @ the Dirty “O” police car race! In-car cameras, sky-high drone view and from track side to get you ready for what to expect on July 20th!
Video courtesy Special Olympics Illinois