PELETIER, NC – Carteret County Speedway and Myrtle Beach Speedway are once again facing the threat of an intense hurricane – a year after Carteret County received damage from Hurricane Florence.
Myrtle Beach Speedway has not canceled this upcoming weekend’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series doubleheader for its Late Model Stock Car division. Carteret County, on the other hand, does not have a race scheduled until September 21st.
Last year, Carteret County sustained damage from Hurricane Florence and the entire Crystal Coast region was hit particular hard by the epic flooding the storm produced. Florence was a category one hurricane when it hit. Many of those impacted, including a handful of racers who compete at the track, have still not fully recovered from Florence.
East Carolina Motor Speedway has also committed to racing on Saturday, saying the storm does not pose a risk to the track.
Hurricane Dorian is on the verge of becoming a major category three hurricane and has been strengthening in the past few hours.