Going to a Demolition Derby has been on my bucket list for years. Saw that one was coming to Topeka right around my birthday, with $5 tickets on Sat morning, so off to the Derby we went!!
We had NO idea what to expect. This derby was 4 vs 4 cars, last team with a car left moving wins.
We were thankful for the nice man sitting in front of us who answered all of our questions. He was probably thinking the entire time that he chose the wrong seat!
When you are “out” and can’t move anymore, you break off that wooden dowel you see duct taped to their car.
You can trap a car, cause once a car hasn’t moved in a minute they are out. So even if his car isn’t dead, he’s still out. The strategy was fascinating!
After each round, it took about the same amount of time to clear out the cars (cause most of them couldn’t drive out of the arena!)
Sooooo much smoke and even more exhaust. After round one with all the exhaust in a closed arena we got a little nervous…
This is outside, all the cars lined up ready to come in for their round. (This is also outside where we started going between rounds so we didn’t die of inhaling exhaust!)
Berkley doesn’t like fire or loud noises (so fireworks are the perfect storm for her), but luckily we seriously keep a pair of noise blocking earmuffs in the car… cause you’d be surprised how often we get around loud noises! But this was suuuuuper loud. I was jealous of her ear muffs.
Here’s how she felt about the Demolition Derby:
The rest of us decided it was a fun once in a lifetime thing. I’m glad we went, but it was too loud and exhaust-y to really enjoy. If there was one outside, we would go again. Cause the event part was very fun, it was the fumes we could do without! 🙂