Sixth Annual Bobby Watson Memorial Running Event Featuring NASCAR Hall of Fame Member Bobby Labonte | Sports

SHOVEL – Carteret County Speedway was the vision of the late Bobby Watson, and this weekend a tribute will be paid to the former owner of the track at the sixth annual Bobby Watson Memorial.

Watson worked tirelessly to make his vision a reality, and his hard work paid off when the 4/10 mile race track opened in 2015.

This Sunday, September 5, the best modified riders in the country will try to capture the checkered flag during the SMART Modified Tour. Also on the program are Late Models, Super Trucks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, U-CARs, Bombers, Legends, Champ Karts, Mini Cups and Jr. Mini Cups.

One of the headlining entries of the SMART Modified Tour is the NASCAR Hall of Famer and last week’s winner at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina, Bobby Labonte. Labonte is a former NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series champion with an IROC championship under his belt and will be a favorite, looking for two in a row this Sunday night.

Burt Myers, who leads the SMART Modified Tour championship standings, is also one of the entries for the Smart Chevrolet 99. Myers is a decorated modified veteran with 10 Bowman Gray Stadium championships to his name. Myers and Labonté will not only compete against each other, but alongside all series regulars on Sunday night.

The SMART Modified Tour has seen a handful of other winners this season, including Ronnie Silk and Doug Coby, and NASCAR star Ryan Preece also collected his share of checkered flags.

The green flag at the Bobby Watson Memorial is expected to fall on Sunday at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are only $ 15, and children 10 and under are admitted free.

In addition to the excitement on the track, the All-American Veterans Parachute Team will join from the air with a high-flying performance.

On Saturday night, fans and riders will come together for a Green Flag party. Meet the drivers and create memories before the race on Sunday.

Carteret County Speedway is located at 501 Whitehouse Fork Road, just off Highway 58, near Peletier, a few miles from the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle.

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