Mark Watson Named General Manager at Carteret County Speedway

PELETIER, NC – Mark Watson has been named as the new general manager at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.

Watson, 58, from Lucama, North Carolina, North Carolina, was named general manager as part of Carteret County Speedway’s continued commitment to carrying out the late Bobby Watson’s dream.  Watson brings a plethora of experience to Carteret County Speedway.

“Mark has been involved in the sport for decades and he knows the racers and knows what it takes to make this track continue to succeed,” Carteret County Speedway track owner Bob Lowery said.  “He is committed and has been committed to this track since day one and we look forward to seeing this track grow under his leadership.”

Watson has been involved in racing for three decades and has worked with Carteret County Speedway since the track’s inaugural race in September 2015.  Throughout the years, he has been a competitor, has operated tracks, and has worked with multiple tracks in Eastern North Carolina.

“I’m excited to help carry out Bobby’s dream and help the track move forward,” Watson said.  “We’re working to keep improving as we move forward in this new venture.  I’ll still be visible on race days and I’m looking forward to working with the drivers and with Bob and the staff at Carteret County Speedway.”

In addition to his vast racing knowledge and experience, Watson has studied engineering at Wilson Tech.

Carteret County Speedway continues its fourth season of racing on Saturday, July 6th with the Firecracker Clash, featuring racing for Limited Late Models, Chargers, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Legends, Mini Cups, and Champ Karts.

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