Promoter Bobby Watson announced big opportunities for both the fans and drivers to “take home some serious money” at the Halloween Mayhem season finale for 2017 racing at Carteret County Speedway.
Kicking off the bonus money for racers was announcement of a $1000 first prize and extended length Street Stock race of 40 laps as the nightcap of a 10-event program.
A 60-lap main event for the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car division will have a pair of $500 bonuses up for grabs. Watson said a $500 bonus will be paid if the race’s winner is driving a Ford-powered, Ford-bodied race car. If the 60-lap event’s winner is also a first-time winner at Carteret County Speedway, they will receive an extra $500 payday. Brandon Setzer, a regular in the CARS Late Model touring series, has announced he will pursue winning BOTH of the bonuses. The son of NASCAR veteran Dennis Setzer will drive a Ford and has NOT won yet at CCS, making him eligible for the sweep.
Watson said the winner of a 30-lap race for scaled Legends Cars will get an additional $100 IF it is their first victory at CCS.
Fans will have a chance to take home cash and prizes as the track hosts the largest Halloween Costume Contest in Eastern North Carolina. Watson said the audience will pick the winner in the adult costume contest for ages 16 and older. “We’re going to pay out $1000 to whoever has the best costume as determined by the audience. If you’re dressing up, you need to bring a bunch of your family and friends with you and have them scream their heads off so you can win!”
A first prize of $200 was announced for the Costume Contest for ages 11 to 15. New bicycles will be at stake in the Kids Costume Contest for children six to 10 years old. Watson said “all of the little kids in costume (ages five and under) will get a prize automatically.”
A Trick or Trunk candy giveaway on the track with drivers and their cars will be a part of pre-race activities beginning at 6pm. The first race is scheduled at 7pm. Watson said the Costume Contests will be conducted at an intermission during the Halloween Mayhem racing program.
The touring Southern Ground Pounders will have a 30-lap race for their vintage Sportsman and Modified machines. The East Coast Flathead Fords will be in action for 20-laps in racing cars from 1932 to 1948 equipped with “flathead” V-8 Ford engines.