Tuesday, March 05, 2019
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Racing’s future stars recently competed on a track inside the APEX Center with big results.
Cale Yarborough’s grandson, Austin Yarborough, won four races to snag a $20,000 purse during the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.
Millbridge Speedway Promoter Jeremy Burnett said Yarborough is 20 years old. Burnett said it is rare for a driver to win four races during one night of racing.
“He raced in all four flat kart classes,” Burnett said. “It does not happen very often. It is pretty hard to win four classes especially with the level of competition that was at this race.”
Dale Earnhardt’s Granddaughter, Karsyn Elledge, was also among the racing legacies at the APEX Center. Elledge, 18, raced in the open division during the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.
The Appalachian Indoor Showdown featured eight classes of kart racing. The highlight of the night was the Open Division Outlaw Karts. There were also Intermediate, Beginner Box Stock, Box Stock, Clone Heavy, Clone Heavy Pro, Predator 375, and Predator 400 classes at the event.
“The racing action went great,” Burnett said. “We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went. We want to thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to doing it again in the near future.”
The APEX Center is the Commonwealth’s premier civic center west of Roanoke. It provides a venue for events ranging from MMA to Monster Trucks as well as concerts, rodeos and dozens of other regional and national events. Motocross Racing and Titans of the Cage MMA are just a few of the items on the agenda during the next several weeks.
Virginia Indoor Motocross will take place from March 8 thru March 9. The Titans of the Cage MMA event is being held at the APEX Center on April 13.
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