ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – Josh Berry overcame an early spin to win Friday’s CARS Late Model Stock Tour 125-lap feature at Ace Speedway.
After starting eighth, Berry spun on the third circuit in an incident that also involved Taylor Gray and Tommy Lemons Jr. Berry sustained little damage in the incident, but he was forced to restart from the tail of the field.
Berry slowly worked his way back to the front and narrowly avoided disaster when Leland Honeyman grazed his right-rear tire before making contact with Bradon Pierce to bring out another caution on the 30th circuit.
Eventually Berry moved his way up to second before a caution for a spin by Mini Tyrrell on lap 89 allowed him to close the gap on race leader Bobby McCarty. McCarty held the lead on the restart, but Berry used his bumper in the fourth corner on the same lap to move McCarty out of the way to take the lead.
Once out front Berry pulled away, easily earning his first CARS Late Model Stock Tour triumph of the season for JR Motorsports.
Ryan Millington, who started from the pole, finished second. Deac McCaskill, McCarty and Adam Lemke completed the top-five.
Josh Berry, Ryan Millington, Deac McCaskill, Bobby McCarty, Adam Lemke, Zack St. Onge, Bradley McCaskill, Mini Tyrrell, Sammy Smith, Stacy Puryear, Craig Moore, Jonathan Findley, Camden Gullie, Tyler Matthews, Ronald Hill, Brandon Pierce, Jessica Cann, Trevor Ward, Taylor Gray, Layne Riggs, Cameron Bowen, Tommy Lemons Jr., Justin Carroll, Leland Honeyman, Jason York.