Interview on CNBC with Marcus Lemonis!!! (June
13, 2014) When Sherri Heckenast bought Team Demolition
in 2008, she had grand dreams of turning the Joliet, Illinois,
derby series into a motorsports behemoth. "My vision
was to get it to the highest level we could," she said.
Think Monster Jam, and you're on the right track.
Six years later, each race draws 10,000 adrenaline
junkies to the Route 66 Raceway, where teams crash their
way to a $7,500 prize. Yet, Team Demolition is hardly the
household name she originally envisioned. She told Marcus
Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" that reaching a
national platform is something only a new generation of
drivers can accomplish.
"New blood would grow not only the competition
side, but would grow the fan base," she said.
Derby Headlines Route 66 Raceway Dirt Schedule! (February
10, 2014) Route 66 Raceway™ today announced
its 2014 dirt oval schedule, highlighted by the return of
the Team Demolition Derby® Tournament of Destruction
in addition to a thrilling new summer event. Monster Truck
Mayhem Summer Truck Fest @ 66 arrives on the dirt oval Saturday,
August 9, featuring high-powered, car-crushing entertainment
for the entire family.
With a show time of 7:00 p.m., The Monster
Truck Mayhem Summer Truck Fest @ 66 kicks off with a free
tailgate party from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., allowing
fans to meet the drivers and receive autographs and photos
with the Monster Trucks. If you’re a proud pickup
owner, Monster Truck Mayhem wants you to participate. Activities
open to the fans include Truck & Trailer Races, where
competitors race derby-style with their truck and tagalong.
TDA Welcomes LKQ Auto Parts as
Title Sponsor for 2014 Season!!!
Demolition Association, Inc. proudly welcomes LKQ
Auto Parts as the title sponsor for the 2014 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
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.
Auto Parts will have a major presence throughout the 2014 Tournament
of Destruction including a full display at every pit party,
presenting the "LKQ Hit of the Night" and "Most
Valuable Driver" award to Team Demolition Derby drivers,
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 and again in 2014!