Firefighters sign up for demolition derby world record attempt

Murray Bridge Speedway will attempt to break the record of 125 vehicles involved in a demolition derby.

This post was contributed by MMS Media.

This Saturday, April 17, a demolition derby world record attempt will be held at Murray Bridge Speedway.

The current record was set in Canada on August 3, 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; last year’s attempt was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many locals are really getting behind the event, including the Murray Bridge MFS brigade, who have decked out a Toyota Corolla rescue #000 entry.

With 115 cars already nominated to enter, 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 break the existing record?

“Then there would be nothing better (than) to see 150 cars next year to beat our own new record,” Shaddock said.

The night will also feature the running of the MJS Street Stock Series, with cars travelling from around the state to contest it.

Nominations include the current top four in the series’ point standings after the first three rounds: Nathan Thorne, Jayden Edwards, Sam Brumfield and Nigel Reichstein.

They will be 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 will round out the support sections on the night.

You can help keep local stories like this one free for everyone to read. Subscribe to Murray Bridge News today and support your locally owned news outlet, plus get access to exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else, for just $5.50 a month.