A Scare-tacular Event

(October 29, 2013) -
On Saturday, Oct. 26, Anderson Speedway’s Front Wheel Drive racers hosted a Trunk-Or-Treat behind the main grandstands before the Triple 100s.

Dozens of kids in and out of costumes walked down the line to receive candy, autographs and pictures from their favorite drivers. Some drivers let the kids behind the wheel; showing them what a real race car looks and feels like on the inside.

“All the Front Wheel Drivers really thought it was great to get close up to the crowd with the cars,” said Marshall Clark, Front Wheel Drive Oval racer, “My boys enjoyed it too. This is the best thing we’ve done all year!”/p>

Marshall Clark drives the number 6 Front Wheel Drive Oval car and has a son and a nephew who also race in the same division. Kids who attended the race were also able to decorate pumpkins donated from Smith Family Farms in Pendleton, take photos in a fall themed booth sponsored by Pendleton Veterinary Clinic and children dressed in costume lined up for a parade around the track for the fans.

Amy Greenway, Anderson Speedway’s Event Planner, commented, “It’s been important this season to connect the drivers with the fans, especially the young fans. Events like this make it possible. In the end, Anderson Speedway is creating young fans who we hope will continue to patron the track as adults.”

The Triple 100s were the last races of season until the November 30 Turkey Bash, which will feature 5 divisions. For photos from the Trunk-Or-Treat event, visit www.facebook.com/andersonspeedway.