In 2007, Sam Williams co-founded Derby's 4U to promote demolition derby events. Sam is a lifelong derby driver with over 16 years of racing experience. His passion for derbies was passed along to him from his father who is still an avid racer. Sam shifted his focus from racing to promoting because he felt there were not enough professionally run events that were focused on the driver experience.
Over the next several years, Sam has built a reputation as one of the top promoters in the Midwest. In 2010, the company made revisions and changed it's name to Ultimate Derby. The name says it all: Ultimate Derby is committed to raising the bar in the demolition derby industry. The one thing that hasn't changed is their commitment to the drivers and the sport. Ultimate Derby designs and runs it's events to ensure they are safe and fair.
The Blizzard Bash is the signature demolition derby event that adds an entirely new dimension of competition, action and excitement. The Blizzard Bash features the best drivers and car builders in the country competing in an arena-based team event. Each event has teams compete in a single elimination, bracket-style competition to advance. The last team standing, wins.
In addition to the team show, our event features a variety of other demolition derby classes including compact cars, pro-mods, old iron (pre-1980’s) and an 80’s and newer class. After the success of last year, we will also be bringing back youth class (teens), powder puff (women only), and Power Wheels (kids 5yrs -11yrs). We continue to evolve our show each year to continue to make it the best demolition derby show in the country! Blizzard Bash is the biggest, most heavily attended demolition derby event in the country, and finalizes the Ultimate Derby point series for the year.