Yarborough among Crate regulars running strong each week
Dale Wilkerson August 2010
In dirt track racing, some fans look at the Super Late Models as the Sprint Cup version of dirt racing. The Super Late Models draw the top drivers, with the fastest cars, bigger sponsors and huge amounts of horsepower that put on a side-by-side show like no other form of racing.
Likewise, some fans look at Crate Late Model Racing like the Nationwide Series. The races are filled with very good drivers, some who are honing their skills in hopes of moving up and some that have found their niche. With the Crate motors, teams can run an entire year on a smaller budget.
With the majority of the Super Late Models competing in touring events, some of these drivers have purchased a Crate Engine so they can compete in Crate races, whether those events are weekly shows at area tracks or some of the big money events hosted by series like FASTRAK.
Just like with the Sprint Cup drivers competing in the Nationwide Series races, some fans look at the Super Late Model drivers as teams with more money trying to grab wins from the little guys. But a lot of ‘Crate only’ drivers look at competing against the Super drivers as a chance to shine. One of those drivers is Adam Yarborough of Denver, NC.
Known as the Denver Dirt Slinger, Yarborough won the 2009 Cleveland County Speedway Track Championship last year, which was his first season driving a Crate Late Model. He also earned several wins at Cherokee Speedway in both a Crate Late Model and the Limited Sportsman division.
Yarborough stills competes in the Limited Sportsman division but not each week, as he has devoted more time to the Crate car this season. As Yarborough and his team continues to work on his Crate car the hard work is paying off as Adam has scored wins over drivers like Chris Madden, Jeff Cooke, and Rambo Franklin, a lot of folks have taken notice of his skills behind the wheel of this family owned team.
“It means a lot to me to be able to compete against drivers that I consider the best in the business, and when we can out run them, it is even sweeter. My family works hard to help make this Master-built car run better week in and week out,” said Yarborough.
The #57 Mastersbilt ride is sponsored by Highway 16 Produce, Judy Yarborough Reality, Yarborough Horse-shoeing, Yarborough Automotive, and Foam Applicators.