PELETIER, NC – No major damage was received at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, which was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, and the 2019 season is going to resume as scheduled with the Bobby Watson Memorial Celebration coming up on September 21st.
Hurricane Dorian passed by the region on Thursday and Friday. While other portions of Carteret County received moderate to major damage during the storm, Carteret County Speedway received only minor damage to a couple of structures. With the threat of Hurricane Dorian now past, the track will turn its efforts on to the Bobby Watson Memorial Celebration on September 21st.
“We’re lucky to have been spared by Hurricane Dorian,” track owner Bob Lowery said. “Not only the track but thankfully our area, with the exception of the tornado that touched down on Emerald Isle which affected members of our racing community, received minimal damage. Our prayers go out to those affected by the tornado on the island and everyone impacted by Hurricane Dorian.”
The Bobby Watson Memorial will feature a reunion for drivers who previously raced at the Carteret County Speedway kart track in the 1980s and 1990s. The racing program will feature the Limited Late Models, INEX Legends, Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Coastal Carolina Mini Cups, U-CARs and Champ Karts.
The Bobby Watson Memorial Celebration will take place on Saturday, September 21st.
For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.
-Carteret County Speedway Press Release and Photo