SWANSBORO, NC – Rain from a tropical cyclone, which will begin affecting North Carolina’s Crysta Coast later today and tomorrow, has forced Carteret County Speedway to cancel the Interstate Batteries Memorial Classic.

As of 9:00am on Saturday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain all day and night on Sunday, May 29th.  With racers coming from all across the Mid-Atlantic, Carteret County Speedway has pulled the plug to save racers time and money so they won’t drive several hours just to not be able to compete.

The $20,000 purse that was posted for Sunday’s race will be applied to a future race this summer and an additional race will be added to the 2016 schedule to make up for the cancellation.  Those make-up dates will be announced at a later date by Carteret County Speedway.

The next race at Carteret County Speedway will be held on Saturday, June 18th.

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