Stacy Puryear (17) and Jason York (18) battle for position at Carteret County Speedway. (Morgan Odum photo)

PELETIER, NC – Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway has moved the start times for the next two races up to 2pm after receiving positive feedback about Saturday afternoon’s season-opening race.

The move came after drivers and fans reacted positively to the first ever daytime race at Carteret County Speedway.  Many drivers, including Legends driver Zack Brown and Champ Kart driver Sean Wales, advocated for moving the start time up for upcoming events.

“It’s great,” Brown, who drives to the track from Raleigh, said.  “Afternoon racing is perfect this time of year because it’s so nice out. It’s also nice to get packed up and home at a decent hour. Glad to see Carteret County Speedway listen to fans and racers.”

The next two races, which are run on Saturday, April 13th and Saturday, April 27th, will get underway at 2pm with the grandstands opening at 12pm.  The April 13th Spring Thaw will feature racing for the INEX Legends, East Coast Flathead Fords, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Champ Karts and Mini Cups.  The April 27th Clash at the Coast will be headlined by Limited Late Model racing.

“We got a lot of positive response about racing in the daytime,” track owner Bob Lowery said.  “We pride ourselves on listening to our drivers and our fans and decided to make the next two races daytime races.  Weather conditions in April are favorable for racing in the afternoon, so we expect both races to be great shows.”

The championship races on November 2nd and the Carolina Mini-Stock Nationals on November 16th will also be contested during the afternoon at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.  The first night race of the 2019 season will be held on Saturday, May 11th which is headlined by a $2,500-to-win INEX Legends feature race.