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20 years of Team Demo at Route 66

20 years of Team Demo at Route 66

7/31/1999 – the Tournament of Destruction was resurrected at Route 66 Raceway
Here’s a look back at the historic event to mark the milestone anniversary of Team Demo’s current saga in a lineage that spans numerous race tracks and over five decades of destruction.

The first-ever “Santa Fe Nights” included traditional spectator-class oval racing and a six-team bracket of Team Demolition Derby. […]

This Saturday! Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Five-O at the Dirty O

This Saturday! Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Five-O at the Dirty O

Team Demo Association, Special Olympics, and Illinois law enforcement agencies join forces again for the 3rd annual “Five-0 at the Dirty-O” police car race during Round 3 of the Tournament of Destruction at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway!

Seating area opens at 4:00pm as does parking lot for tailgating, pre-race party, and Public Safety Vehicle show. General Admission and […]

Junkyard Dogs Win Back-to-Back Events

Junkyard Dogs Win Back-to-Back Events

Their position at the top of the points was in immediate jeopardy after losing to Mean Green Machine in the first round. But, thanks to the new Last Chance race, Junkyard Dogs was able to re-enter the bracket; defeated Angry Citizenz in a high-speed brawl and finished the night pouncing all over Crazy 8s in the Finals. This is the […]

2019 Demolition Derby Tickets

2019 Demolition Derby Tickets

Do not over pay for Team Demolition Derby Tickets at The Dirt Oval! 

The only official and legitimate method for buying team demo tickets at the real lowest price is via our official ticket supplier eTix.com.  NEVER use third party ticket scalping and reseller sites such as those that may be displayed at the top of search results. They are an […]

Dads of Destruction

Dads of Destruction

A special look at numerous Father & Son connections behind the scenes and behind the wheel of Team Demolition Derby in celebration of Father’s Day 2019

Pictured here are Dennis “the Menace” Ryan on the left, his father “Captain” Jim Ryan in the middle, and “Papa” John Millette on the right. The Ryan’s and the Millette’s are two, of several, storied […]

Junkyard Dogs Win Round 1

Junkyard Dogs Win Round 1

Chomping the Competition!
The blue & yellow bashers defeated Crazy 8’s, Angry Citizenz and Mean Green Machine in the Finals to claim the Round 1 victory and the early lead in the points standings. This is the 10th Tournament of Destruction event win for the team’s lineage and moves JYD into a 3rd place tie with Locomotives; behind only Mean Green […]

Camping and Tailgate Flags – New for 2019

Camping and Tailgate Flags – New for 2019

New Team Demo and Dirt Oval 66 merchandise for the 2019 season.

3′ x 5′ camping /  tailgate  flags with two unique designs. One with a mashup of Dirt Oval racing excitement and the other with a crushing head-on TDA impact shot! Flags are double-sided with the same graphic on both sides and two eyelets / grommets. Perfect for flying at […]

Team Demo Association Alters Format for 2019 Season; Sets $20,000 Point Fund!

Team Demo Association Alters Format for 2019 Season; Sets $20,000 Point Fund!

(JOLIET, ILLINOIS)  Team Demo Association – the World’s Only True Professional Team Demo Organization and established in the 1950s – is gearing up for what is sure to be another thrilling season of hardcore action in 2019!  To heighten the stakes of each TDA spectacular event, President Sherri Heckenast announced today a few changes for the 2019 season. While six […]