The Eve of Destruction has drawn around 2,500 people to the Estevan Motor Speedway in its first two years, and event spokesperson Davin Emmel hopes that it will be a popular attraction this year.
The third annual event will happen at the speedway on Friday, September 13 – a fitting date, Emmel said. This year the main event will be figure-8 school bus races, which should generate a lot of collisions.
“There is going to be at least 30 buses,” said Emmel.
Emmel said he has secured 26 buses and drivers already. There will be a few more that will show up. One race-ready bus will be sold in an auction during the event, with proceeds going to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.
The first Eve of Destruction in 2011 was a combine demotion derby. Last year there was a figure-8 race involving trailers.
The number of entries should ensure that the main event will last a little longer than last year, and it should also be safer.
“It’ll keep the speeds down, but there will still be lots of excitement,” said Emmel.
Other highlights will include a rollover competition and a spectator elimination race, in which people will race everyday vehicles in brief races.
Emmel expects the elimination races will feature a couple of heats, with the top finishers advancing to the final.
Proceeds from the Eve of Destruction will be directed towards the Torquay Community Rink and to other community projects.