Demolition Derby League Announces 2019 Ranking of Top Demolition Derbies

Blizzard Bash of Topeka, Kansas awarded first place in world-wide vote on best demolition derbies!

NASHVILLE, TN USA – Commission Dudley Disastro and the DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE are pleased to announce that Blizzard Bash in Topeka, Kansas USA has been voted the 2019 winner of the “BEST DEMOLITION DERBY IN THE WORLD”.  The annual award is presented to the combative motorsport event that most captures the thrill, excitement and sportsmanship associated with the world of demolition derby.
In total, 376 events in 13 countries were nominated for 2019 BEST DEMOLITION DERBY IN THE WORLD and 9,364 people were involved in a selection process that occurred during the month of December 2019.  Based on the results, the top demolition derby events in the world for 2019 are as follows:

1.  Blizzard Bash – Topeka, Kansas USA  

2.  Bash For Cash – Washington Court House, Ohio USA  

3.  Sanfilppo Smash – Morris, New York USA  

4.  Juab County Fair – Nephi, Utah USA  

5.  Ogden Halloween Havoc – Odgen, Utah USA  

6.  Delaware County Fair – Walton, New York USA  

7.  Pine County Fair – Pine City, Minnesota USA  

8.  Urban Destruction – Evansville, Indiana USA  

9.  Winter Slam – Garden City, Minnesota USA  

10.  Kings of Old School – Whitney Point, NY USA

This is the fourth time Blizzard Bash has won the award, having also received the top honors in 2014, 2016 & 2017.  Brothers Tim & Russ Clark and their Smash It Demolition Derby promotion team hosts Blizzard Bash during the month of November at the Landon Arena at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka, Kansas. It is the world’s largest indoor demolition derby, with over 250 drivers competing in 12 different events.

“What an exciting year of last-man-standing adrenaline!” says Dudley Disastro, Commissioner of the DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE.  “The people have spoken and Blizzard Bash is clearly the dominant demolition derby in the world.  We’re glad to see this tradition being carried on by the Clark brothers and are proud to recognize this event and their hard work as the best of the best. Here’s to more great years in the future of demolition derby!”
Other award winners from the DDL’s annual “State of Destruction” survey are:
BEST WEBSITE, discussion board or social media site about demolition derbies:  




4. Crash Course Podcast  


MOST FAMOUS NAME in demolition derby:  

1. Josh Decker 

2. Jason Brodzinski  

3. Steve Cioppa  

4. Paul Cox  

5. Pete Hansen  

6. Johnny Gullo  

7. Reg Bonneau  

8. Russ Clark  

9. Don Santel  

10. Robbie Layton

CELEBRITY you’d most likely see in a demolition derby:  

1. Donald Trump  

2. Vin Diesel  

3. Dwayne Johnson  

4. Jesse James  

5. Flava Flav

The DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE would like to thank you to all the fans that participated in the voting.  Your support helps us continue to grow the opportunities for our sport.  Thank you!

The DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE (DDL) is a volunteer-based organization that serves to promote all types of combative, motorized sports.  The membership is composed of drivers, car builders, team owners, crew members, event promoters, track owners, sponsors, media interests, fans and enthusiasts. Through demolition derbies, figure-8 racing, off-road derbies, banger races, enduro competitions and other hard-hitting events, the League provides opportunities for participants of all interest levels to engage in the world of aggressive driving. The League was founded in 2010 by Commissioner Dudley Disastro in Nashville, TN and an international team of dedicated volunteers.  

DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE Commissioner Dudley Disastro 658 Grassmere Park, Suite 104 Nashville, TN 37211 615-620-6801 hq at
ABOUT Demolition Derby

Official DDL Demolition Derby Definition: “DEMOLITION DERBY: A competitive, combative motorsport in which drivers deliberately and repeatedly crash motorized vehicles into each other, on a racetrack or in an enclosed area, with the winner being the last vehicle still moving after all others have been disabled.  Oftentimes, these events are held at county fairs and festivals.  Some variations include figure 8, enduro, banger, roll-over, Siamese, train, and other racing styles.”
Demolition derbies and related events are very popular around the world with over 2,000 events held annually and over 5 million people in attendance. The DDL partners with these events and helps organizers, participants and attendees enjoy an exceptional experience.

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Contact Person: Commissioner Dudley Disastro
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Phone: 615-620-6801
Address:658 Grassmere Park, Suite 10
City: Nashville
State: Tennessee
Country: United States