PELETIER, NC – Excessive rainfall and flooding at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, along with a forecast calling for more rain through the remainder of the week, has forced the track to postpone the season-opening race until Saturday, May 30th.

Locally heavy rainfall began on Sunday with the arrival of Tropical Storm Arthur and has continued through the week with over six inches of rainfall already accumulated another 3-5 inches of rain possible through Friday.  Carteret County Speedway made the decision after talking with the National Weather Service.

“We’ve been looking forward to getting the season started at Carteret County Speedway, but we just can’t race with the grounds being as saturated as they are,” track owner Bob Lowery said.  “We need the sun to come out and the rain to stop so the grounds can dry out.  After talking with the National Weather Service and watching the local forecasts on TV, it appears the rain will continue for the rest of the week.”

Carteret County Speedway’s season opener will now be run on Saturday, May 30th, and will feature every regular-season division – which includes Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Bombers, Legends, Mini Cups, Jr. Mini Cups and Champ Karts.  Tickets, trackside spots and campground spots purchased for the May 24th Memorial Classic will be good for the May 30th race only.

If you have purchased tickets, trackside spots, or a campground spot and would like a refund, please call the track office at (252) 436-7223 or email the speedway at

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