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Post-Halloween trunk-or-treating and destructive action coming to Quincy Raceways

Action during the 2005 Night of Destruction | H-W File Photo
Local Q Writer
Posted: Nov. 2, 2017 1:15 pm

QUINCY - Parents, don't pack away your children's Halloween costumes just yet.

Kids will have a chance to trick-or-treat one more time this Sunday at the Quincy Raceways' Night of Destruction -- and then parents get to have some fun with some motorized mayhem.

The Night of Destruction will kick off with a couple of children's events at 2:30 p.m. at the Raceways, 8000 Broadway. Afterward, there will be seven main car events. Tickets for the grandstand cost $12 for adults and $5 for children aged 11 to 18. Children 10 and under are free. There is a $20 pit pass for those who are interested in driving in any of the events. There is also a $10 fee for drivers per class. Drivers do not have to register in advance. They can do so the day of the event, starting at 12:30 p.m. Full concessions will be open for the duration of the event.

Fitting in with the theme of the evening, children will be trunk-or-treating at the Night of Destruction. All of the participating cars will be on the track, and drivers will hand out candy.

Children aged 3 to 9 years old will have the chance to participate in a Power Wheels demo. Each child who participates will win a prize.

Organizer Adam Scott said that after the Power Wheels demo there will be a short drivers' meeting before the main events start around 3:15 p.m.

The main events will include Tough Trucks, where trucks will run one at a time on an obstacle course. Each truck will run twice and the one with the lowest combined time will win.

Next, there will be a rollover contest.

"The way that works, each participant will get two chances to roll. There's a ramp that only one side of the car sits on, so they'll try to make it roll," Scott said. "Then, they'll get one point if it lands on its side, two points if it lands upside down, three points if it lands back on its wheels and then four points if they can completely land on their wheels and then drive off."

There will also be three classes running figure-eight races: compact wire, full-size wire and full-size weld. Finally, there will be a full-sized demo and then a trailer truck demo.

Though many of the Raceways' regulars will attend the Night of Destruction, Scott says the event draws a different crowd.

"There are a lot of people that are into demo. The figure 8 racing is fairly big up north, like up past Macomb," he said. "There are a lot of places that primarily do that, and it will bring people from probably a two to three-hour radius. There's a wide variety of interest."

Whether you're new to racing or a tried and true fan, Scott urges everyone to come to the Night of Destruction.

"I think it's a good experience, just to experience something new. It's a fun-filled night," he said.