Flea Market, Ghosts & Goblins this weekend
Maple Grove Raceway’s regular season is on the homestretch and two events will give fans and racers another chance to experience The Grove before it shuts down for the season.
The annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, Oct. 27 followed by the Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove bracket race on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The Flea Market, which features hundreds of vendors selling parts and other automotive items, begins at 7 a.m. Vendors can rent a 15- by 20-foot space for $35. Buyers can enter for $5, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
It will be a day of Halloween fun and bracket racing as Maple Grove Raceway ends October with a very busy, and fun, Sunday with the annual Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove.
Not only will the cars from the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail take part in one more race; there will be some holiday-themed events. Where else can you see cars zipping down the quartermile before going around the pits for some trick-or-treating?
All Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail brackets, including Super, Pro, Street and Top Bike, will run with standard purses.
Sunday’s race will also feature the annual Junior Drag Racing Challenge where young racers will have a chance to win a miniature Wally Parks Trophy.
Also being contested is the annual King of the Track competition that was delayed from Sept. 2. This race gives the weekly racers from the Money Trail, as well as comers from other tracks, a chance to race for a special Wally Parks Trophy.
There will also be a special Outlaw 330-foot race for the Juniors. Entry is $20.
After a regular bracket race, the winners from Super, Pro, Street and Top Bike eliminators will take part in a special runoff race. The car with the best package is the winner.
Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations at 1 p.m. Trick-or-treating around the pits will begin at 4 p.m.
Besides filling your bags with candy, there will be contests for best-decorated car, best decorated pit area, best decorated pit crew, best costume, best-decorated auxiliary vehicle and best-costumed pet. The winner of each category gets a $10 Target gift card.
Gates on Sunday will open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations at 1 p.m.
Entry fees will be similar to a normal Money Trail event.
Adult fans can enter for $15, teens ages 13-15 are $10 and children 12 and under are free.