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MB Drift ends season with Halloween Havoc at Rockingham Speedway

Videographer Alex England follows Tony Martin down the front stretch of the Rockingham Speedway infield road course at MB Drift's Halloween Havoc on Oct. 22. Photos by William R. Toler

ROCKINGHAM — MB Drift capped off its 2022 season last weekend at Rockingham Speedway with trunk-or-treating, a costume contest and two days of shredding tires at its annual Halloween Havoc.

Several drivers set up candy bowls on the trunks of their cars in the Papa Joe Hendrick Garage while kids in costumes filled their bags.

Following that, both kids and adults dressed up participated in the costume contest, which was decided by applause from the crowd — with “Parrot Baby” getting the win.

Finalists in the MB Drift Halloween Havoc costume contest: “Scream” guy, Cheech and Chong, and “Parrot Baby.”

Drivers got to test their sliding skills with different layouts on the infield road course and Little Rock.

Once the sun went down on Saturday, lights were set up for night drifting.

This was MB Drift’s sixth two-day event — including four competitions — at the speedway this year. Next year’s schedule has not yet been released.

Former circle track driver Brett Dysart, of Pinebluff, slides around a corner during night drifting.

Meanwhile, the speedway is in the initial stages of a repave in preparation for the 2023 season.

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Track officials announced Thursday that the Smart Modified Tour will be testing at Little Rock next week.

The next event is the Dirty South Showdown Car and Truck Show Nov. 18-20.

During the entire month of December, the speedway will have a three-mile Christmas light show, with the Richmond Senior High Marching Raiders scheduled to perform Dec. 3 and the Midway High School chorus and marching band slated for Dec. 16.

On Friday, a production crew from PBS was at both the speedway and Rockingham Dragway highlighting the tracks for a special on motorsports as an economic driver.

(Note: See more photos from Halloween Havoc on the writer/photographer’s Facebook page.)

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Managing Editor William R. Toler is an award-winning writer and photographer with experience in print, television and online media.