Adam Yarbrough enjoyed a successful rookie season in the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series in 2018. However, the Denver, North Carolina driver is looking for even more in 2019, as the new season kicks off this weekend with the Red Rose Rumble at Lancaster Speedway.
Yarbrough finished third in Carolina Clash points last year, with two top-five finishes and seven top-ten finishes in 13 series races. Those performances earned him Rookie of the Year honors in the series, as well as the Speed51 Hard Charger award for 2018.
Now, Yarbrough is ready to take the next step and add “Carolina Clash winner” to his resume.
Yarbrough hopes another season of experience with Super Late Models will be beneficial. He has been racing for 20 years on dirt, but his Carolina Clash rookie campaign coincided with his move up to Super Late Models.
“Experience is a lot,” Yarbrough said. “I don’t have a lot of experience with the big motors and 50 lap races. I think I’m more experienced.”
“The Denver Dirt Slinger” also hopes lady luck will shine on him a bit this season, knowing that the odds will be against his family-run team at times during the season.
It would be especially meaningful to pick up the first career Super Late Model win to reward and honor the people who have supported him throughout his career.
“You definitely need luck,” admitted Yarbrough. “Experience means a bunch, but everything should be alright. You’ve got to have luck. It’s just me, my mom, my dad, and one guy that helps me all the time. I don’t have a lot of help, but I’ve raced since I was 15 years old. My goal is to win a race for my dad, because everything I do is because of my dad.”
Win or lose, Yarbrough is ready to get back on track and rejoin the Carolina Clash series after an offseason that left him hungering for victory.
“I enjoyed racing last year,” said Yarbrough. “It’s the first time I’ve gone without a win in 15, 20 years, but the Carolina Clash folks have been great. The drivers are great to race with. I enjoy racing with them. I’m looking forward to it. I wish I could race every night. I just want to win a race. I’ve got to be there.”
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Kenny Conyers