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The Silos in Newport to Host 2022 Championship Banquet

This Saturday Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway will hold its annual banquet to recognize the top race drivers from all divisions in 2022. International Motorsports Hall of Famer, Harry Gant will be the keynote speaker, and the much anticipated Carteret County Speedway schedule for 2023 will be announced.

The Banquet will be held in Newport, North Carolina at the newest events center in town, The Silos! Located on Little Deep Creek Road, The Silos is the realization of a vision by Pamela Ozmore to create a unique meeting facility in Newport for weddings, banquets, corporate meetings, and the like.

Miss Pam says, “The dream was to bring class to the country.” Indeed the emphasis is on the country as The Silos Event Center is located on a working Hereford farm! Ozmore partnered with Jeremy Cannon who brought his restaurant expertise to the table as the owner of Fat Fellows.

Aside from being on a working cow farm, The Silos is unique because almost everything used to build the center was harvested off the property. “We brought in a makeshift sawmill to cut the wood,” said Cannon, “there is nothing like it.”

The Silos, opened in October of 2022, can accommodate 250-275 comfortably. “I love working with people,” says Ozmore who is beyond excited to finally see her vision come true. The Silos is open to any caterer but Fat Fellows owner Cannon jokingly adds “Fat Fellows is the preferred caterer.”

Carteret County Speedway is excited to have The Silos as the host venue for our annual banquet to honor and recognize the talented drivers who are the stars of the speedway!

For more on The Silos email or call 1-252-723-1183.

Directions to The Silos:

Coming in on US 70 from Havelock you can come in a few ways.

Take the left off US 70 to Downtown Newport. J&S Nursery will be on the right.

You will see a sign that says Downtown Newport next left. When you do you will be on Chatham Street/Old US 70. Continue down till you come to McCain Street turn left. On the corner will be Newport Baptist Church. Go to the end of the street and take another left, this will be Church street. Follow Church and take a Right on Little Deep Creek Road. As you do look to the right and you will see the venue. Road to the Venue is a one lane dirt road located right before a power pole. The road will be marked.

From the South, you can take the same Downtown Newport exit off I-70 and turn right onto Chatham.

FYI from The I-70/Chatham exit it is about 3 to 4 miles to McCain and the Newport Baptist Church.

The dirt road is only 100 yards from Church/Little Deep Creek turn. The facility has red doors.

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