Flames, carnage and chaos at Broome Speedway’s Demolition Derby

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Some of the carnage at Broome Speedway's Demolition Derby.
Camera IconSome of the carnage at Broome Speedway's Demolition Derby. Credit: Cain Andrews

Cars burst into smoke and flames as they were crushed in the demolition derby at Broome Speedway, with carnage and chaos dominating the track.

Rock band Mongral played punk rock over the scene as the drivers ploughed their vehicles into each other.

With eight vehicles participating in the fight till engine failure, only one car could come through the fray the champion.

Sparks fly.
Camera IconSparks fly. Credit: Cain Andrews

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The clown fish car was the first victim early on in the derby with sparks flying from the back of his sedan as he tried to drive his car out of the muck to no avail.

A quick succession of engine failures followed with five cars bowing out of the competition in a matter of minutes and some catching on fire.

That left just two cars in the mud pit, the sedan with a red cross and the multicoloured minivan number 25 who reversed into each other trying to cripple the other vehicle.

But number 25 came out on top, emerging from the car graveyard with the driver fist pumping the air as he dismounted from his crushed metal wreck victorious.

Competitor's demo derby dreams up in smoke.
Camera IconCompetitor's demo derby dreams up in smoke. Credit: Cain Andrews

Once the smoke had cleared, the track was littered with the twisted metal husks of cars that were just moments before being hurled into the front end of another vehicle.

But before the carnage of the demolition derby there was still an action-packed night of racing as Broome Speedway racers hit the track for the last time for the season.

In the junior sedans feature, Sam Mills crossed the line first followed by Luke Bailey and DJ Puertollano in third.

Rob Kirk claimed the win in the modlites feature and was followed by Jason Webb, who crossed the line just over a second after Kirk, with Anna Elliot third.

Brent Crooks was the lone competitor in the productions feature but didn’t miss his chance for some hot laps, finishing five laps of the course in just two minutes and 14 seconds.

Mark Murray was the victor in the street stocks feature, followed by Curt Harris who crossed the line just a second after Murray, with Dylan Curley third.

Aaron Jefferys claimed victory in the fan-favourite super sedans feature, crossing the finish line five seconds ahead of Tom Oliver in second, with Ben Barton third.

Jose Glasson took out the win in the wingless feature race, beating runner-up Craig Francis by less than half a second.

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