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Carteret County Speedway Spared by Hurricane Matthew

Carteret County Speedway Spared by Hurricane Matthew

SWANSBORO, NC – Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, causing no significant damage to Carteret County Speedway.

Hurricane Matthew, which has caused torrential flooding and significant damage all the way up the coast from Florida to Virginia, moved through Carteret County on Saturday evening and into Sunday morning.  While much of Eastern North Carolina was hit hard, Matthew left little destruction in its wake in the Cape Carteret area.

Carteret County Speedway suffered no structural damage from Hurricane Matthew and the tropical storm force winds on Saturday.  A couple of banners, one sign and part of the playground in the infield were knocked down by the winds.

“We were very fortunate,” Andy Marquis, director of public and media relations at Carteret County Speedway, said.  “We know a lot of people in the state were hit hard by this storm and the flooding associated with it and our thoughts and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.  We were very lucky not to suffer the same impacts here in Carteret County.”

Carteret County Speedway is moving forward with the conclusion of the 2016 racing season with two races coming up at the end of October.  Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, U-CARs and Legends will race on October 22nd in the Budweiser Saturday Night Shootout and Mini Stock Mayhem will headline racing on October 29th.

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).