The past month has been an excitement for the counties near Owensville. The Belle Demolition Challenge has been underway with extraordinary results. Not only has the derby been having more than one hundred people in attendance, but will also be televised for the History Channel.
The Belle Demolition Challenge consists of two groups, the Outsiders and the Belle Boys. The Outsiders, an up-and-coming group, challenged the Belle Boys, a well-known organization recognized for their success in demolition derbies. The Outsiders have challenged the local celebrity organization to six tournaments, two that are already concluded. The Outsiders have fallen to the Belle Boys twice, and they’re hoping to make a comeback.
“This is the coolest and most exciting thing I’ve seen all summer,” say one of the younger people in attendance.
“Watching my sister participate in a collision course brought back memories of my youth attending demolition derbies,” says one of the attendees. “The smell of exhaust and the crunch of metal creates lifelong memories that can be shared with the next generation.”
The dates of the tournaments are September 22nd, October 6th, and October 20th; the makeup date for September 8th is to be announced. The name of the TV show is Heavy Hitters, and it will air sometime in the spring of 2019.
You can attend the derby at the Gasconade County Fairgrounds.