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Country of origin: United States
Number of cars: Varies by track
Types of cars used: Modified consumer vehicles
Winner: Last car still running on the track
Famous demolition derby participants: A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jeff Gordon, Bobby and Al Unser
Demolition Derby TicketsA demolition derby is a classic American motor sport. It consists of a group of skilled drivers who drive modified cars into each other until only one running car remains. Demolition derbies began appearing on festival entertainment bills shortly after World War II and developed alongside NASCAR and other motor sports. These days, you will most likely find demolition derbies at county fairs and special event centers like the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., that attracts people from all over. They gather to see brave drivers get into their makeshift cars to try to dismantle the competition before being wrecked themselves. Derbies have grown to include a multitude of vehicles, from groups of small cars to motor homes and buses. Each contest delivers action you cannot witness in public, and when a victor emerges from the wreckage, the loud cheer of the crowd provides energy and excitement. Get your demolition derby tickets at StubHub.
What is a demolition derby like?A demolition derby is a race that begins with a group of cars driving around a track. Then, one by one, they take each other out of the race by smashing into vital parts, such as the engine, tires and rear areas. The crowd stays on the edge of their seats as drivers use strategy and creativity to stay in the race for as long as possible. Each race is a mix of danger and excitement.
What types of cars are used in a demolition derby?You will find a wide variety of vehicles used in these races — anything from large, classic Ford Crown Victoria models to smaller vehicles such as Toyota Corollas. However, they are highly modified after drivers buy them. Many vehicles are stripped down to their frames, properly reinforced and reconstructed into serious derby machines.
How long does a demolition derby last?Many factors determine the length of a demolition derby. The race itself typically lasts 10-30 minutes, depending on the skill of the drivers. Many of these events have pre- and post-race ceremonies that add to the enjoyment. Some spectators enjoy watching the post-race car cleanup and how crews do it with efficiency and speed. All derby segments, when put together, will last up to one hour.
What rules do derby drivers follow?Many rules exist for drivers, their cars and the race. Although races are dangerous, injuries are not common because drivers promote safety. For example, some races require vehicles to carry tiny fuel tanks to minimize the risk of fire. Rules also prohibit cars from intentionally driving into the driver’s side of other cars. Many races have tens of pages of rules, and cars must pass a contest pre-inspection to ensure their modifications follow the rules and pose a low risk to other drivers and the crowd.
What measures are taken to make the track safe for drivers and spectators?Tracks must pass stringent standards that protect both drivers and crowds. Cement barriers and fences keep the entertainment and crowds separated. The entire track is covered in mud, so derby vehicles don’t gather large amounts of speed that are risky to crowds.
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