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Berry earns win, McCarty picks up CARS championship at SBS

SoVaNow.com / November 04, 2019
Josh Berry won the battle at South Boston Speedway Saturday afternoon, but Bobby McCarty won the war, fighting his way through the field to finish second in the autosbynelson.com 250 and capture the CARS Tour Late Model Stock championship.

He scored a one-point championship win over Berry who sat on the pole and led every lap of the 125-lap race.

Matt Craig led every lap of the 125-lap CARS Tour Super Late Model race and claimed that series championship in the day’s opening race.

“I knew we had our work cut out for us. We played the restarts, staying on the outside picking up a couple of spots,” said McCarty, who not only claimed back-to-back CARS Tour Late Model championships but became the first driver to ever win two titles in the series.

“We had to race the race differently than what we wanted to. We got to fifth or sixth and the leaders were gone so we started saving. I’m just so thankful for this whole team for standing behind me and pushing me to find all I could find.”

McCarty, who came into the race with a five-point lead over Berry, started deep in the field after a poor qualifying effort and barely missed a third-lap crash exiting the fourth turn. After that scare, he patiently worked his way through the field and was in the top five by lap 60.

He got around Corey Heim on lap 78 to take second but the two drivers battled hard the final 30 laps. Heim got under McCarty several times leaving the fourth turn, but each time McCarty pulled away on the front stretch.

Heim made one charge leaving the fourth turn on the final lap, but McCarty beat him to the finish line by several feet for second and the championship.

“I really owe Corey,” said McCarty. “He drove me clean, he gave me plenty of room. I really appreciate that.”

It was the fourth win and fourth pole of the season for Berry.

Layne Riggs wound up fourth while Timothy Peters finished fifth.

Craig came into the 125-lap Super Late Model race needing just to crank his engine to claim the 2019 series championship. He made sure, though, that he ended the season in the same dominant fashion he displayed most of the season.

He started second, took the lead from Tate Fogleman on the first lap and led all 125 laps for the win. It was his second win of the season and sixth top five of the season. He finished in the top 10 every race this season.

Pole-sitter Fogleman and Carson Kvapil engaged in a spirited battle for second much of the race. They raced bumper-to-bumper and side-by-side the last 50 laps of the race and only touched once.

Kvapil, who moved into second on the 75th lap, managed to hold off Fogleman for second with Nolan Pope fourth and Jarad Fryar fifth.

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