One Last Smash! Tournament of Destruction Round 5


The crushing conclusion to the 2017 Tournament of Destruction is only days away. Anticipation is building and stress levels undoubtedly rising across the garages of the four Teams eyeing a piece of immortality.

Orange Crush. Mean Green Machine. Full Throttle. Crazy 8s.
All have hoisted a trophy in victory this season. All have felt the agony of defeat. The closest points battle in Team Demo history reaches the climax at Round 5.

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Luck of the draw will set the stage

Round 5's bracket will be revealed less than an hour from the green flag. Inside the envelope, destiny or demise awaits the four top teams.
Orange Crush vs Mean Green Machine and Crazy 8s vs Full Throttle is what they want. It's what everyone wants. Regardless of the bracket, these are the basic scenarios to WIN the Championship:
Orange Crush and Full Throttle -
Get to the Finals. An OC vs FT Final Round would be the storybook ending.

Crazy 8s and Mean Green Machine -
Win the Finals against any team except OC or FT.


There are four more teams seeking their first win of the season and are not going to hand anything to the title contenders. Wise Team Demo fans recognize the role spoilers have played in previous years, as well as the dreaded matchup against a silver/gray colored team in September.
Last year, the gray-esque painted Sting squad caused all sorts of mayhem against Thunderstruck to score an upset win. This year, War Machine has been on the verge of big wins multiple times. Need we say more?
The drama and destruction unfolds this Saturday night!

Oh, it's also "Flip Flop Night." The heavy metal 60s & 70s cars typically reserved ONLY for the Final Round will be raced the entire the FIRST round.

The Carnage will be Televised

MavTV Team-Demo Rd5

The cameras of “Lucas Oil… On The Edge” will be covering all the suspense and smashing of Round 5 for future broadcast nationwide on MavTV and streaming on Lucas Oil Racing TV! As if the Championship pressure wasn’t enough, now more eyes than ever will be focused on the outcome. Team Demo excitement and fan following extends well beyond Joliet, Illinois thanks in part to being featured in over a dozen OTE episodes dating back to 2004, some of which you can watch right now on Lucas Oil Racing TV.
Bring your voices; your team pride; your energy and maybe you’ll be in the final cut! One thing is for sure, the wildest moments always happen when the TV cameras are here!
Thank you Lucas Oil & welcome back to Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway!

Tournament of Destruction Round 4 Highlights


Full Throttle wins last stop before Final Showdown

Memories of the Round 3 let down were quickly erased with furious offense and incredible endurance en route to the Round 4 victory!
With newcomer Brien Chancey sidelined with an injury, team owner Ron Johnston recruited rookie Art Scarbro III away from War Machine after debuting only one month prior. The gamble paid off.
Scarbro delivered numerous huge and critical hits that helped spur two come-from-behind wins. To say he was the only key factor is not true. All four drivers were instrumental and precise; they had to be, when a split-second hesitation could've gone the other way.

Crazy 8s celebrated Team #8's first-ever Beauty Contest win and ultimately handed over the trophy to their biggest fans. Cub Scout Pack 464 from Minooka, IL painted Crazy 8's car during the Scout Night activities prior to the race. The boys were speechless and couldn't believe they were taking home the hardware. Team members #82 Larry Younghusband, #81 Steven Scarbro Jr., and Alexis Rosas stuck around late into the night for photos with the scouts and the trophy.
Well done Pack 464 and Crazy 8s.


First Round results:
Junkyard Dogs defeated Chicago Hitmen
Mean Green Machine defeated Crazy 8s
Full Throttle defeated Bandits
Orange Crush defeated War Machine


Semi-Finals results:
Mean Green Machine defeated Junkyard Dogs
Full Throttle defeated Orange Crush in one of the best Team Demo races you'll ever see. Continuous damage across the track and eight engines roaring for over 4-minutes in a symphony of destruction.


Full Throttle defeated Mean Green Machine in another fantastic race. #18 Zac Van Allen and #17 Pete Ryan thwarted most of Full Throttle's offense and #14 Jay Van Allen somehow withstood some very hard shots to hold the lead into Lap 5. #47 Steve Vollbrecht ran up behind the leader, slid underneath as they entered Turn 1, and drove Van Allen straight into the wall.
Before he could wriggled free, #43 Shaun Elder bulldozed Van Allen against the concrete and cemented Full Throttle's victory.


Full Throttle pulls into a tie with Orange Crush and Mean Green does the same with Crazy 8s for 3rd place with one event remaining.
Four different winners.
Only 1 can be Champion.
Secure your seat to experience the excitement and culmination LIVE at the Dirt Oval this Saturday!

Round 4 Award Winners


Second Newsletter later this week!

All the Round 5 details cannot be contained within just one newsletter. A second is coming your way later this week with a full preview of the annual "Racin' For Boobs" Women's Team Demolition Derby! Meet the ladies behind the helmet before they take aim at crushing breast cancer, and each other, in the main event of Pink Night this Saturday at Round 5!

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