Tournament of Destruction Round 5 DVD is finished!
Updated 12/4 - Finally some good news for fans anxiously and patiently waiting for the Round 5 DVD. All editing and production work is complete as of 12/4! The final video will be sent away for duplication in the next 48hrs. As long as there are no unexpected shipping or processing delays, we should begin sending out pre-orders a week from today. Thank you for remaining patient throughout the long delays and are confident you will enjoy the final Tournament of Destruction DVD for 2013.
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All Tournament of Destruction Round 5 Photos are available!
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Full Tournament of Destruction Round 5 photo galleries are live including all Team Demolition Derby, Figure-8 Cars & Trucks and now the "Racin' For Boobs" Women's Team Demolition Derby featuring Double-D Destroyers vs High Risk!
Orange Crush wins 2013 Tournament of Destruction Championship!
Orange Crush defeats Seek-n-Destroy, Real Steel and Reckoning to win Round 5 and the overall 2013 Team Demolition Derby Tournament of Destruction Championship!
Thank you for following our Round 5 live updates on Facebook and Livestream!
Reckoning defeated Damage, Inc.
Mean Green Machine defeated Full Throttle
Real Steel defeated Junkyard Dogs
Orange Crush defeated Seek-N-Destroy
Reckoning defeated Mean Green Machine
Orange Crush defeated Real Steel
Orange Crush defeated Reckoning
#76 Derrick Decker won the final Figure-8 race and finished 4 spots ahead of #67 Tim Day to win the overall Spectator Series Figure-8 division championship!
#13 Donnie Lutz held off a hard-charging #19 Travis Samborski and won his 2nd Spectator Series Figure-8 Trucks division overall Championship. Samborski finished 3rd in the race and 2nd place overall.
"Racin' For Boobs" Womens Team Demolition Derby
Double-D Destroys defeated High Risk
2013 Spectator Series Figure-8 Champions: #76 Derrick Decker & #13 Donnie Lutz!
Round 5 last Saturday wrapped up the hotly-contested 2013 Spectator Series Figure-8 Cars & Trucks division. A total of 7 different drivers were capable of winning the Championship on the final night across both divisions after a season full of intense racing, back-n-forth battles and numerous vehicles torn to shreds.
#13 Donnie Lutz held off his teammate #00 Jack Petty and the youngster #19 Travis Samborski to capture his 2nd Figure-8 Trucks Championship in a row! The #13 sported evidence of the no-holds-barred philosophy that seemed to play into every Truck race this season. Doors punched in, busted bed sides and wrecked wheels became common place as less and less drivers chose to take it easy through the treacherous 'X' intersection. Instead, it was a bulldozer mentality that usually kept the top trucks out front. Lutz won 4 of the 5 events he raced in 2012, but only came away with 2 wins this year; a testament to the higher-level of competition in 2013. Samborski, Petty and #24 Mike Monferdini each won 1 event
The race for the title in the Cars division was even tighter. #67 Tim Day held a 8-point margin going into Round 5 which translated to at least a 3 position buffer between he and #76 Derrick Decker. The random draw for starting positions put Decker on the pole and Day in the middle of the pack. Decker blasted away from the field and lapped every car except fellow Championship contender #11 Rob Hess. Day remained towards the front and in 3rd place on Lap 9. He tangled up in lapped traffic and the car took heavy damage to the front end. On Lap 10, he spun out around turn 3 which allowed #69 Steve Lempera to overtake him for 3rd place and ultimately snatch away the Championship. Decker won the race, Day finished 4th, and fell to 2nd place overall by 1 point.
Day won 2 events (June and August), Lempera and #82 Tom Pleckham each won 1 event. #11 Rob Hess finished in the Top 5 all 5 races and captured 3rd place overall.
Thank you to all 59, yes, 59 different drivers who competed in the 2013 Spectator Series! This was easily the most competitive and fun to watch racing season since joining the full time schedule within the Tournament of Destruction.
Complete Your Team Demolition Derby DVD Collection - Preorder Round 5!
The 2013 Tournament of Destruction is a wrap, but the action never has to stop. Order the entire season DVD! The Round 3 & 4 Double-DVD was released on September 28th featuring the full July 27th "Red White & Blues" and August 24th "Light up the Night" events from Route 66 Raceway. Pre-ordering for Round 5 is also open to guarantee you receive 1 of the 100 limited edition copies. The Round 1 & 2 Double-DVD is approaching sell-out status - only 6 copies remain - get yours before they're gone!
Every Team Demolition Derby DVD puts you right in the middle of the mayhem with every race from multiple camera angles, plenty of unique bonus content, onboard cameras, driver interviews and more. 2013 Double-DVDs are $25 each and Round 5 is $15. All Round 5 DVDs ship for free anywhere in the world! Production is in the early stages and scheduled to begin shipping by the first week of November. Note: If you pre-order Round 5 along with any other DVD, you will receive the in-stock ones immediately.
Mail-in ordering for all 2010 - 2013 DVDs is available by using this form: Team Demolition Derby DVD Order Form (.pdf)
Cash, check or money order payments are accepted.
The Dominant Divas of Destruction! Double-D Destroyers defeats High Risk!
Double-D Destroyers defeated High Risk Saturday night to win the 3rd Annual Racin' For Boobs Women's Team Demolition Derby!
The race got off to a slow start with a log jam in Turn 1, then a quick red flag, but really picked up afterwards. #95 Amber Domrose took the checkered flag.
All the cars looked excellent with numerous unique touches and tributes to those battling breast cancer. Tremendous effort by all 8 teams preparing the cars and a great job of driving by all the ladies.
Watch the Tournament of Destruction Round 4 Highlight Video!
Get caught up on all the carnage and re-live the wreckage from Round 4 that led to the Final Showdown @ Round 5! Real Steel toppled Mean Green Machine in the Finals to pull even with Orange Crush at 35 points, but they still had Junkyard Dogs right behind them at 32 points. Click the banner to watch the highlight video now and be sure to pick-up the complete Round 3 and Round 4 DVD.
Round 4 "Most Valuable Driver" and "Hit of the Night" Award Video!
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2013 Tournament of Destruction series sponsor LKQ Auto Parts presents BOTH the Round 4 "Hit of the Night" and "Most Valuable Driver" awards to Orange Crush's #66 Ron Tyrakowski for his complete race performance and out-of-this-world impact against the Junkyard Dogs last month.
"The Shot" on #03 Ryan Bleuer, a mere 10-feet from the finish line, saved the race momentarily for Orange Crush. It is easily the hardest hit all season and arguably one of the most destructive and shocking ever at Route 66 Raceway.
Orange Crush ultimately did not cash in on the window of opportunity and the Junkyard Dogs advanced via countdown after all 8 cars were left in ruins.
Tyrakowski's resilient lap running and overt obliteration of his opponent are more than enough to earn the Round 4 LKQ Auto Parts "Hit of the Night" and "Most Valuable Driver awards.
LKQ Auto Parts will formally present Tyrakowski with both awards at the Round 5 event on September 28th.
Team Demolition Association once again thanks LKQ Auto Parts for their active involvement with the 2013 Tournament of Destruction and support of our incredible drivers!
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.
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
Dr. Anthony Leazzo - Official Team Physician
and welcome these new partners:
Chicago Bullet Proof Systems, Inc / Metaltek Fabrication, Inc. - Supplier of all mandated driver-side door bars
Griffin's Roadside & Towing in New Lenox, IL - Tow trucks to assist with post-race cleanup.