This weekend, Saturday, April 17 will see the running of the 'Demolition Derby World Record Attempt' to be held at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge.
This will be Murray Bridge Speedway's third attempt at breaking the record, with the current record set in Canada on 3rd August 2019, with 125 cars participating in a single Demo Derby event.
“We really want to break the record,” Venue Administrator Darren Shaddock said, “this will be our third attempt and we really want it this time around.”
The venue’s previous best attempt was in 2019, with 113 cars participating in the event, before last year’s attempt was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Many locals are really getting behind the event, including the Murray Bridge Fire Station, who have decked out their Toyota Corolla Rescue ‘000’ entry (pictured).
With 115 cars already nominated to enter the U-Pull-It sponsored night, the venue is on track to better their own attempt, but the hype is certainly building up to what may be a new world record.
...and if they do happen to break the existing record?
“Then there would be nothing better to see 150 cars next year to beat our own new record,” Shaddock added.
The night’s event will also see the running of the MJS Street Stock Series, with cars travelling from around the state to contest the series.
Nominations include the current Top 4 in the Series Point Standings after the first 3 Rounds, with Nathan Thorne the series points leader (435 points), followed by Jayden Edwards (416 points), Sam Brumfield (416 points) and Nigel Reichstein (415 points). They are joined by Street Stock regulars Carey Weston and Craig Buchanan who have both enjoyed feature wins here this season.
Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints and Modlites round out the support sections on the night.
Event Details: Demolition Derby World Record Attempt Presented by U-Pull-It Saturday, April 17, 2021 Plus MJS Street Stock Series, Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints & Modlites Gates open 4pm, Racing from 5pm. Demolition Derby at approx. 9.30pm. Canteen, food vans & bar facilities open on the night.
Tickets are selling fast via: www.speedwaytickets.com.au
Photo: Demolition Derby participant Troy Frisby pictured with his 000 entry, alongside fellow entrant Murray Bridge Fire Station Officer Nick Stephen.
Nominations: MJS Street Stock Series S2 Anthony Buchanan S3 Albert Fell S4 Ben Tuttle S7 Craig Buchanan S8 Paul Hayes S14 Nigel Reichstein S16 Jake Hamilton S17 Carey Weston S22 Tony Prideaux S33 Bryan Brown S36 Adrian Jones S42 Jamie Owens S44 Heath Thorne S49 Aaron Tyler S52 Sam Brumfield S53 Nathan Thorne S59 Haydon Jolly MDA79 Wade Fell S87 Jayden Edwards S96 Wayne Fosteris S101 Ayden Powell
Super Sedans S22 Paul Blenkiron S42 Shane Lambe S58 Neville Nitschke S63 Kym Cottrell S66 Sarah Pope S93 Kym Jury S99 Driver TBA
Wingless Sprints S1 Joel Chadwick S6 Norm Moore S7 Melissa Crouch S11 Tyson Martin S14 Matthew Tyler S25 Ben Cartwright S26 Ryan Furler S33 Brad Evans VX40 Jeremy Pearson S41 Bronson Mauro S47 Anthony Tapley S50 Jordan Bolitho S53 Nicole Southby S58 Nate Trewin S67 Jacob Childs S71 Brett Ireland S77 Mick Barker S82 Caleb Evans S84 Jesse Alexander S91 Brent Fox S96 Robert Heard
Modlites S0 Brook Alexander S5 Luke Fraser S9 Patrick Hewitt S15 Dylan Richter S18 Paige Charleson S29 Jacob Carlier S32 Scott Webb S73 Justin Chadwick
Demo Derby Early Nominations = 115 Late nominations still being accepted - but you'll have to wait until Saturday night to find out the total tally! Can we break the record???