Berry Wins, Places Second in Myrtle Beach LM Double

JR Motorsports | 9/9/2019

Josh Berry Late Model Myrtle Beach News

Josh Berry issued a one-two punch Saturday night for JRM's late model team in 40-lap dual features at Myrtle Beach Speedway, taking the win in the first race and coming home runner-up in the second.

Track Specs: .500-mile oval / Twin 40-lap features

Berry’s Race 1 start/finish: 1st/1st       

Berry’s Race 2 start/finish: 9th/2nd      

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Josh Berry won the first 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model event at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday night and nearly came all the way back to win the second, finishing second in the nightcap. It was Berry’s fourth win of the 2019 campaign and first in the NWAAS. The other three have come in the CARS Racing Tour, where Berry is second in points heading to the season finale in November.

In the opening 40-lap race, Berry started from the pole and checked out, topping Nick Sanchez by more than two seconds on the way to the checkered flag. Sam Yarbrough was third, followed by David Roberts and Tommy Lemons Jr.

In the second, Berry started ninth thanks to the inversion. After a couple of caution flags, Berry had risen to second place but a loose condition in his No. 88 Chevrolet hampered his efforts to track down Yarbrough in the time remaining. Myrtle Beach is notoriously hard on tires, and Yarbrough was able to save more than Berry in the first 40-lapper.

Behind Yarbrough and Berry came Jeremy Burns, Sanchez and Jamie Weatherford.

Next action for the JR Motorsports Late Models is the annual ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Oct. 5 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Josh Berry, driver No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet team

“In the first race, our car was really good. We got out front and I was able to pull away a good bit. I felt like I was able to save a good bit of tire towards the end of the race. In the second race, we were just too loose from the start, but we were still able to get up to second place. Twin races are always tricky there with the huge amount of tire wear, but we did the best we could. Big thanks to our guys for all the hard work all weekend, and now we are looking forward to the big race at Martinsville.”

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