The Eve of Destruction has quickly become an event with a reputation as a crowd pleaser for its crashes and its mayhem, and this year's show only furthered that reputation.
The third annual event, which was held September 13 at the Estevan Motor Speedway, attracted upwards of 3,000 people who were looking forward to collisions and carnage. The featured attraction was a figure-8 bus race that saw about 30 buses drive on a track that included the track's corners and infield. Contact involving the buses occurred at several spots on the course.
Mason Big Eagle proved to be the survivor of the event, as his bus was the last one operating after all of the incidents. The event had to be halted a couple times so that eliminated buses and debris could be cleared from the track.
Most of the buses were decorated, too. Some were school buses with some paint or logos applied, but there was also a entry that resembled a prison bus. Others had sound effects installed.
Bus races weren't the only attraction. There was also a roll-over contest and a spectator eliminator race.
Lee Tytlandsvik won the rollover competition, as he successfully completed four attempts. Entrants drove the passenger side tires of their vehicles onto a steep incline, causing their cars to flip. Some rolled over repeatedly, landed on their side or their hood, and weren't able to continue.
Others entrants survived for a few rounds before their vehicles finally quit.
The spectator eliminator allowed audience members to race their street-legal cars or trucks on the track, giving them the experience of competing on the racing surface.
Proceeds from the Eve of Destruction will be directed towards several different organizations.