Earlier this month, it was announced that Adam Martin would be racing full-time for Micks Motorsports in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in hopes of taking home the Rookie of the Year Award. The opportunity allows him to work alongside series veteran Kerry Micks and use him for advice.
“It’s pretty exciting to be working around guys like Kerry Micks and learning from everything who has been doing this their whole lifetime,” Adam Martin said at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo.
In speaking of working with Martin, Micks said, “It’s great to help someone that’s coming up through the field, and I’m pretty pumped about being able to help him.”
This season will see him go to some tracks in which he got to race last year while attending others that he has yet to see in his career. It’s why he’s focused on gaining “as much experience” as possible at each of the new tracks, and “trying to absorb as much as I can.”
Martin made his series debut last year at Sunset Speedway, posting an impressive fourth place finish. He then backed up the performance later on in the season with a sixth at Riverside International Speedway, followed by a fourth to close the year at Autodrome St. Eustache. Both finishes came about after less than stellar qualifying efforts, though.
“As the race went on, I got more experience and more laps and was able to be more consistent,” he said. “So it should be a big improvement this year in going back to some of the same tracks.”
One of the tracks he wasn’t able to perform well at, though, was Exhibition Place in Toronto as contact with the wall mid-race hurt his performance. It’s why going into this year, that’s one place he’s focused on improving.
“I think if I could have a better performance in Toronto this year, and keep it off the walls, it should be good,” he said.
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