SWANSBORO, N.C. – Carteret County Speedway is gearing up for its second full season of racing with 16 scheduled events set to take place next season.
The new season will get underway on Sunday, March 12 with a drifting event while the regular season will kick off on Sunday, April 2. The season will continue with events planned each month through the end of October – with few scheduling conflicts with neighboring tracks in Lucama, N.C., and Robersonville, N.C.
“We’re very excited about the 2017 season,” track owner Bobby Watson said. “We aren’t racing against Southern National Motorsports Park and East Carolina Motor Speedway every week which is good for our racers. We’ve also got a lot more races planned this year.”
After the regular season opens on April 2, racing will again pick up on Sunday, April 16. Saturday, May 20 will play host to the first Saturday night race of the season and then racing will resume on Sunday night, May 28.
Entering the summer months, races will be held on June 10, June 24, July 5 (a Wednesday night race), July 8, July 19 (another Wednesday night event), Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28. In addition to those races, drifting action will again take place on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The race on Saturday, Oct. 28 will be headlined by an exhibition event for the 602 Super Limited Series. The Limited Late Model tour, headed up by David Sell, is entering its second season after a successful inaugural tour.
A handful of other tours will visit Carteret County Speedway during the season, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Rules and purses will also be announced in the upcoming weeks.