SWANSBORO, NC – Carteret County Speedway has added USAC Midget racing to its already packed 2016 season opener, which will be held on Saturday night, April 2nd.

The 2016 season opener will be the third race ever held at the brand new, 4/10-mile Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex in Swansboro, North Carolina. The season opener, which will kick off the first full season of racing at the track, will also feature Late Model and Modified racing as well as racing for Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs and Legends.

The USAC Midget feature at Carteret County Speedway will be the second race in a weekend doubleheader. On Friday night, April 1st, the USAC Midgets will be in action at the quarter-mile Wake County Speedway bullring in Raleigh, North Carolina. The open wheel midgets are always a popular draw on dirt and on asphalt.

After the April 2nd race, the Midgets will return to Carteret County Speedway on Saturday, August 6th.

The Southern Modified Racing Tour race will be the headline event for the 2016 season opener at Carteret County Speedway. Along with being the opening race for the track, the April 2nd race will also be the season opener for the Southern Modified Racing Tour. The series is making its second visit to Carteret County Speedway. Last October, Cale Gale won in the Southern Modified Racing Tour season finale held at Cartert County Speedway.

Late Model racing will be the main attraction for racing throughout the 2016 season. Last September, Late Models raced at the brand new Carteret County Speedway for the first time ever with Clay Jones scoring the win over Jeff Oakley, Ricky Jones, Zachary Marks and Haley Moody finishing in the top-five.

Along with the season opener on April 2nd, regular season races featuring Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs and Legends will be held on April 30th, May 28th, July 3rd, July 6th, September 4th and October 8th. High speed Kart racing will take to Carteret County Speedway throughout the 2016 season as well and will be joined by the Legends and Bandolero divisions on April 23rd, June 18th, August 6th and September 17th.

Racing will not be the only thing happening in 2016. Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex will host beach music festivals in primetime on May 21st, July 9th and August 20th and a $1,000-to-win cornhole tournament on August 13th.

Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex, located at 501 Whitehouse Fork Road just off highway 58 near Peletier, North Carolina, opened in September 2015 after over 10 years of construction led by visionary Bobby Watson. Along with the racetrack, Carteret County Speedway is also home to the Moonshiner’z Cafe and Bar and Grill which is located in the infield of the racetrack. Moonshiner’z Cafe is open every Friday and Saturday night.

For more information about Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook.com/carteretcoswy) or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter (www.twitter.com/carteretcoswy).