The weekend after Paul’s wedding, a friend of ours had some extra tickets to the Demolition Derby in Kamas. It’s a small town outside Park City. We’d never been before, so figured we’d check it out. It was AWESOME. I had no idea I’d get so into cars crashing into each other, but I totally am.
Erica and I have always said that I like things with a long build up and an explosion. Like music that’s really mellow and builds up to a big moment or a movie with a long plot setup and a big event. Maybe that’s why I liked this so much? Or maybe it was just a great summer night in Utah and I was in there right place at the right time.
The derby arena, the start of all the action – we had pretty good seats. I even got mud flung into my sunglasses!
Two cars battling it out – basically cars just crash into each other until there’s one left in the arena. There’s some other rules (which I had to look up on my phone on wikipedia once we got there) about how long a car can go without hitting another, and when a car is considered “out” – usually because a wheel falls off or the engine stops working.
I really liked #43 – they seemed to be out there to tear things up. Just ramming into everyone! No one was able to get him. He for sure made it onto the second round.
Second round didn’t go so well for #43. You can see the car overheating in the middle of the arena here. Often, a hose would break and spray steam everywhere and eventually the car would die. I’m pretty sure the yellow #55 is not doing so well over on the right.
After I saw #706 race, I quickly forgot about #43. 706 was THE TROOPER. THis car went through a lot! A wheel was basically falling off at one point, which made it hobble a little when the driver was driving. All the cars picked on 706, but he kept going. I even snuck in a photo with the car! If only Snowflake could kick butt like this guy, I’d have driven her in the derby for sure. There was a “Powderpuff” division with 4 girl drivers – maybe in 2015?