Friday, 22 October 2021 19:46

MB Drift hosting trunk-or-treat during Halloween Havoc at Rockingham Speedway

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T.J. Gutierrez, left, and Jody Utsey go head to head during MB Drift's Round 2 competition in May. Both are registered to participate in this weekend's Halloween Havoc at Rockingham Speedway. T.J. Gutierrez, left, and Jody Utsey go head to head during MB Drift's Round 2 competition in May. Both are registered to participate in this weekend's Halloween Havoc at Rockingham Speedway. RO file photo

ROCKINGHAM — MB Drift returns to Rockingham Speedway this weekend for its two-day, two-track Halloween Havoc event, which includes a trunk-or-treat for the kids.


“We’ve done it in years past and the kids always seem to enjoy it,” especially getting candy from the drift cars, co-founder Marshall Eggerling said Friday evening.

Kids 12 and under get in free and the admission price for parents with kids in costume — or adults in costume — is only $5. Regular admission price is $20 per day.

The tracks will go cold at 5 p.m. and trunk-or-treating runs from 5:30-6:30. However, Eggerling encourages families to come out earlier to watch the drivers slide around the track.

There will also be a costume contest, open to drivers and spectators, with a cash prize; as well as a driver pit decoration contest, with the winner receiving free entry to November’s event.

Eggerling said there around 60 drivers signed up for the event.

In addition to Eggerling and co-organizers Devin Crezee and Zach Sebald, drivers will include T.J. Gutierez, who won the first round and placed third for the season in this year’s competition; and Jody Utsey, who placed second in Round 2 and fourth for the season.

“Most everyone tries to make this one” because “it’s a fun event,” Eggerling said.

Another driver posted in the series’ Facebook group that he’ll have an inflatable Pennywise riding shotgun.

Halloween Havoc will feature several competitions including the “Noodle Master,” where drivers will see how close they can get their cars to pool noodles placed along the track.

For the first time, MB Drift will be running routes on both the infield road course and at the Little Rock simultaneously on Saturday. The road course goes hot at 12:30 p.m. and Little Rock an hour later.

Once the sun sets, after the trunk-or-treat, lights will be set up along the road course for night drifting until 10 p.m. 

There will also be a DJ from 8-10 and rapper performing at 10.

Drifting will continue from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.