The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series has become a home for some of the top local Dirt Late Model stars in the Carolinas. It has become both as a place to grow towards a national career and a place to call home year after year. At the same time, it has also attracted some top national stars, giving the locals a chance to test their metal.
Pageland, South Carolina driver Michael Brown is one driver who has found a home with the series. After making a successful full-season debut in 2017, Brown has posted runner-up finishes in the first two races of the season and enters Friday’s Skyler Trull Memorial at Carolina Speedway (NC) as the points leader. With a pair of strong finishes, he is confident that the wins will soon follow.
“So far, so good. The car has been really good, we just missed on a few things, mostly on my end. I got to get a little better to beat some of these national touring guys,” Brown told Speed51.com. “But it's going to come soon, but it will also take time to beat those guys week in and week out.”
“I've been blessed to get the lucky breaks that I've gotten. I've been able to drive for some great people. I can't complain at all.”
His time in racing has become a focal point for his entire family and that will continue in the future.
“We're more or less in this for fun. We want to be competitive and win, stuff like that. But our goal is to enjoy it all, have fun, and have some family time together.”
As for the future, Brown is entirely focused on the present, not looking much further than the Carolina Clash.
“It's a really good series for us to run,” Brown stated. “It's around the Carolinas, so it's close to home for us. There are great people behind the series. I look forward to each and every event that the Carolina Clash runs.”
For the past couple of weeks, Brown has enjoyed some downtime before the next Clash race this coming Friday, with the No. 24 team already completing the majority of their prep work following the last round at Fayettville Motor Speedway on March 31.
“I've got some good people behind me and we got everything cleaned up right away and serviced,” he said. “We've been able to do some things with the family and around the house this past weekend, so now we're ready to get after it again this weekend.”
The three week break ends with a pair of races to end the month of April at Carolina Speedway this Friday, April 20 and at Modoc Raceway on April 28.
“I like both of them; we won at Carolina last year. Modoc can be a little rough sometimes but we'll see how that goes. But everybody has to race on the same surface and it has some characteristics that's for sure.”
Speed51.com will have live updates and post-race video highlights of every Carolina Clash race this season, including Friday’s Skyler Trull Memorial at Carolina Speedway.
-By: Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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