Berry Wins Finale, McCarty Takes CARS Title


SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Josh Berry did everything he needed to do Saturday at South Boston Speedway to win the CARS Late Model Stock Tour championship, but it wasn’t enough.

Berry drove to a dominant victory Saturday afternoon after starting from the pole, putting the pressure on defending series champion Bobby McCarty. McCarty entered the race with a nine-point advantage over Berry, who added several bonus points during the race to close the gap even more on McCarty.

McCarty started the race from 12th and had to work his way through the field while Berry led comfortably. It took him most of the race, but McCarty was able to get to second and fend off Corey Heim for the position late in the race.

While Berry crossed the finish line to take the win, McCarty finished second to earn his second-straight series championship by a single point.

Heim finished third, with Layne Riggs and Timothy Peters completing the top-five.

In the companion CARS Super Late Model Tour feature, Matt Craig needed only to start the 125-lap race to lock up the series championship.

Craig went out and did event better, taking the lead on the opening lap of the race from polesitter Tate Fogleman and powering to his second victory of the season in his family-owned No. 54 super late model.

Carson Kvapil, son of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil, was second. Fogleman, Nolan Pope and Jared Fryar finished third through fifth, respectively.

The finishes:

Late Model Stocks: Josh Berry, Bobby McCarty, Corey Heim, Layne Riggs, Timothy Peters, Justin Carroll, Taylor Gray, Mini Tyrrell, Tyler Matthews, Camden Gullie, Ronald Hill, Connor Mosack, Trevor Ward, Jared Fryar, Jessica Cann, Brandon Pierce, Brody Pope, Jonathan Findley, Drew Dollar, Terry Dease, Craig Moore, Stuart Crews, Deac McCaskill.

Super Late Models: Matt Craig, Carson Kvapil, Tate Fogleman, Nolan Pope, Jared Fryar, Corey Heim, Bronson Butcher, Colin Garrett, Toby Grynewicz, Molly Helmuth, Justin Crider, Jeff Batten, Kodie Conner.