Carteret County Speedway, opened in September 2015, is the vision of track owner Bobby Watson. Watson was a renowned Go-Kart promoter and a racer before that.
With a lot of help, which included consultation with “The Last American Hero”, racing legend Junior Johnson, the 4/10-mile track took over a decade to build but the dream came to life in the summer of 2015. On Labor Day Weekend in 2015, the former Go-Kart track hosted its first race as the brand new Carteret County Speedway with Clay Jones claiming the win in a thriller.
Carteret County Speedway, sanctioned by NASCAR, features eight degrees (8°) of banking in the turns and four degrees (4°) of banking on the straightaways. The low banking and wide sweeping corners makes the track a favorite of drivers and fans throughout the Carolinas.
However, Carteret County Speedway is more than just a racetrack: It’s a racing paradise. Located just a few miles away from the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, the track features an adjacent campsite with full RV hook ups and MoonShiner’z Cafe, an infield restaurant decorated with racing memorabilia collected over several decades.
Carteret County Speedway is located on 501 Whitehouse Fork Rd in Swansboro, North Carolina, just off highway 58 near Peletier, North Carolina. | Get Directions