NPR reports from Riverhead Raceway on thrills of demolition derby

GEORGE FAELLA FILE PHOTO | Jim Marrone hung on to the roof while Tonny Peterson drove through a wall of fire during the Tony Peterson Hell Drivers stunt show at Riverhead Raceway in 2011.

Demolition derbys have been a staple of Saturday night’s at Riverhead Raceway.

Tonight, for example, is a school bus demolition derby to go along with a full slate of racing.

NPR reporter Charles Lane recently visited Riverhead Raceway to catch some of the derby action. His report was published today, under the headline, ‘You Gotta Keep Smashin’ And Shashin’ And Smashin’!’

To hear the three-minute audio report from NPR, click here.