Carl Yeoman first started pursuing his dream in racing at the young age of 10 by helping his father work on his hobby stock car. His first opportunity to drive came in 2005 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. While missing the first points race of the season, He finished 5th in points. Carl won one heat race during the season and had a highest finish of 2nd. He managed to average a 5th place finish during the half of the season while driving a basic mini stock car against modified 4 cylinder cars. Carl missed only one race feature due to a fuel pump failure during the heat race.
In October 2005, Carl traveled to Ogelthorpe Speedway in Savannah, GA to participate in the Showdown on the Coast Mini Stock Open. Carl finished in sixth place out of 36 cars. Carl was the top finishing car out of four that traveled from Fayetteville Motor Speedway. This was also his first visit to the speedway.
During the 2006 season, Carl raced at three different race tracks. On Friday nights, he raced at Dublin Motor Speedway. Saturdays were split between Fayetteville Motor Speedway and Clary’s Speedway. Carl finished first in the points at Dublin with an average finish of 3rd and a high finish of 2nd by .47 seconds. Carl finished 3rd in the points at Fayetteville Motor Speedway and 3 in the points at Clary’s Speedway during the 2006 Season.
Carl missed the 2007 season of racing due to a military move to Moody AFB, GA. During this time he purchased a 1999 Lefthander Offset Chassis. Carl started racing at Columbia Motorsports Park in April 2008 and finished 4th on his first time at this track as well as his first time in a late model racecar. He missed one point’s race due to being deployed to Panama City on official Air Force Duty. Even missing one race, he finished 8th in points out of 28 drivers and was named Rookie of the Year in the Late Model class. Carl constantly learned and gained more confidence while on the track. He gained better results and strived to improve each and every week. Carl sold his Late Model car after getting his son Dustin into racing Go Karts.
For the 2014 season, we have purchased a Street Stock car and it is currently under completion to be ready to race once financial assistance can be found. Until that time, Carl’s efforts are focused on getting Dustin what he needs to become a better driver and competitor on the track.
“I grew up around racing and the tracks helping my dad, George Yeoman who was racing in the Hobby Stock class. Racing has been a part of our family for over 50 years and is continuing with my son Dustin. I work hard to make sure we are competitive each week! ”
Dustin Yeoman started racing long before he got on the track in Go Karts. Anything he got on, he was racing it. After a few accidents and injuries, Dad decided Dustin needed a place to place that energy in a safe manner.
Dustin started racing Go Karts at age 7 at Crossroads Motorplex in Jasper, Florida. After learning how the kart handled and gaining some much needed seat time, Dustin won his first race. He continued to grow in the experience during the two years of racing dirt Go Karts.
After moving back to North Carolina, Dustin wanted to move up into a different class. His parents decided a good place to start would be in the Bandolero division in the INEX series. After purchasing the car and set up, Dustin was able to practice for the first time in the car in April 2014. Although it was his first time in the car, he managed to be the second fastest car that day out of five cars. Two weeks later, Dustin raced for the first time against nine other cars. He was able to qualify in third place and brought home a second place finish in his first race.
Dustin is looking forward to the rest of the season and getting better each week. At this time, the plan is to race the full season at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh and possibly run some races at Southern National Speedway in Lucama, NC.