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IndyCar Social Media Roundup: Halloween

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Halloween hijinks were aplenty across social media on Tuesday as IndyCar venues, drivers, and teams took to Twitter to celebrate the holiday…and had their fair share of fun in the process.

This is what happens when we let creative minds run free and there’s no actual content on-track to chronicle. All four Green Savoree Racing Promotions tracks came up with some interesting ideas, though.

Mid Ohio Sports Car Course kicked things off with this photo-shopped poster of ” Dawn of the Dead,” renaming it “Dawn of the Dixon” after Scott Dixon.

Not to be outdone, the folks at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg chimed in with a post of their own, spoofing “Paranormal Activity” with “ParaNewgarden Activity” after IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden.

The Honda Indy Toronto twitter team jumped in from there, re-dubbing “The Blair Witch Project” as “The Blair Hinch Project” in honor of the hometown man, James Hinchcliffe.

The last venue, but certainly not the least, to join in on the fun was recent Verizon IndyCar Series returnee Portland International Raceway, which transformed “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” into “The Rossi Horror Picture Show,” for 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi.

Neither Hinchcliffe nor Rossi could believe what they had just witnessed.

Rossi’s team, Andretti Autosport, engaged in some hijinks of its own as well.

A team member donned a dinosaur costume and ran rampant through the Andretti Autosport shop.

All told, the social media accounts of the Verizon IndyCar Series teams, drivers, and venues served up plenty of tricks and treats on Halloween.

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Eriksson snatches Macau Formula 3 pole from Norris

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Joel Eriksson snatched pole position for Saturday’s qualifying race ahead of the Macau Grand Prix after a thrilling fight with McLaren youngster Lando Norris and Ferrari junior Callum Ilott.

Norris headed into the second stage of qualifying on provisional pole after lapping almost a second faster than any other driver in Thursday’s first opening session, and remained in contention early in Q2.

Norris was the first driver to dip into the 2:10s with a time of 2:10.744, only for Eriksson to go 0.024 seconds faster minutes later and snatch pole away.

Despite a later effort to try and reclaim pole, Norris was unable to improve his time, and opted to remain in the pits for the final five minutes of the session after using up his allocated tires.

Ilott was the final driver to put in a serious bid for pole position, falling 0.09 seconds short with his final qualifying lap to sit third on the grid for the qualifying race.

Maximilian Gunther claimed fourth place for Prema Powerteam ahead of Ferdinand Habsburg and Dan Ticktum, with Mick Schumacher taking P7.

Yuhi Sekiguchi wound up eighth despite a late crash that brought out a red flag, while Sergio Sette Camara and Guanyu Zhou completed the top 10 positions in qualifying.

Saturday’s qualifying race will help form the grid for Sunday’s main event, the 64th Macau Grand Prix.