Penticton Speedway wrapping up its 2017 season with Halloween Day of Destruction. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Speedway wrapping up its 2017 season with Halloween Day of Destruction. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Speedway cancels Spooktacular event, closes for 2022

The track’s Halloween-themed event was scheduled for Oct. 29

The Penticton Speedway has put the brakes on its spooky end-of-season tradition.

The late-October Speedway Spooktacular has been cancelled, prematurely ending the track’s first post-COVID race season.

Representatives from the speedway confirmed the cancellation with the Western News this weekend, as the track hosted a pair of events on Oct. 1 and 2 to wrap up its championship races.

It is currently unknown why the cancellation was made.

The Speedway Spooktacular is a Halloween-themed event, where cars dressed in costumes and haunted houses headline the annual festivities.

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As of Sunday morning, tickets for the event were still available for purchase. On Oct. 4, however, the speedway indicates on its website the intent to move forward into 2023 without an Oct. 29 Halloween-themed conclusion to the race season.

On Oct. 1 and 2, the speedway hosted hit-to-pass events, king of the hill showdowns and regular season racing. It was stated during the action by the local announcer that this weekend marked the championships, effectively ending the 2022 season in Penticton.

The venue unveiled lightning and bleacher upgrades, as well as parking expansion, at the start of the year.

The Penticton Speedway’s current event schedule on its website, as of Oct. 4. (Penticton Speedway screenshot)

The Penticton Speedway’s current event schedule on its website, as of Oct. 4. (Penticton Speedway screenshot)

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