Much like residents in the devastated Eastern North Carolina region are coming together to help each other, the racing community is also coming together in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
Southern National Motorsports Park will hold a 50/50 raffle at their next race, scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, raising money to help Carteret County Speedway repair damage and rebuild after Hurricane Florence. Carteret County Speedway sustained damage to structures at the track upon arrival of Hurricane Florence. The severity of the damage is not known.
We will be having a 50/50 drawing to Benefit Bobby Watson and his efforts to rebuild Carteret County Speedway after the…
“I know Bobby is still in the hospital and I did not ask permission to do this,” Southern National Motorsports Park track owner Michael Diaz said in the comments section of the post announcing the benefit. “I just want to help him out. He has a beautiful race track which he puts all his heart into. I hate to see his track while he is on the hospital in this condition. Let’s help him out and give back to him so he can rebuild.”
Aside from images shared by Toni Hawkins Jolly, mother of Carteret County Speedway U-CAR driver Abby Jolly, not much has been shared about the condition of the track. As the floodwaters recede and power is restored, life will begin to return to normal in Carteret County, but the track itself faces one additional obstacle in the aftermath of devastation.
Hurricane Florence’s fury came as track owner Bobby Watson remained in the hospital in stable condition. Watson’s physical health is improving over the past few days, but not much more is known.
Carteret County Speedway has races scheduled for October 6th, October 27th and November 15th, however not much has come out from Carteret County Speedway since the county was evacuated prior to the arrival of Hurricane Florence.