Hayes Jewelers will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 72 JR Motorsports late model and driver Josh Berry for the upcoming Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 on Oct. 1.
After qualifying 3rd, Josh quickly worked his way into the 2nd position chasing the #1 of Lee Pulliam for the lead, but ultimately would end up in the 2nd position. "These past two weeks have been great confidence boosters for our team heading towards the big race at Martinsville. We have really ended strong here at Motor Mile, hopefully we can keep getting better and look ahead to 2012," explained Josh. Josh ended up 4th in the LMSC points at Motor Mile Speedway with 1 win, which the April 30 win was the first for the JRM Late Model team since 2008. Next up for Josh is the Virginia is for Lovers 300 LMSC weekend at Martinsville Speedway on October 7th-9th.
Josh rolled off 5th in the impressive 34 car field at Motor Mile Speedway on Saturday. The #72 was able to stay in the Top 5 for all 150 laps and finish 5th against some of the best Late Model Stock Car racers in the country. Josh currently sits in 4th place in points at MMS heading into the final race there on September 17th.
After a dismal qualifying effort left Josh to start 13th in the 21 car field, everyone knew that he would have to move and move fast to get up front. The first 118 laps of the 150 lap feature would be run clean and green which allowed Josh to climb into the 5th position. This set up for a 25 lap run to the finish where Josh was able to get two more spots and finish in the 3rd position. Next up is Twin 100s on July 23rd.
After qualifying 4th in the stacked 21 car field Josh grabbed another Top 5 finish in a race that was ran primarily under green flag conditions. After a redraw for Race 2, Josh would start 2nd and battle to the lead early to fade to a solid 3rd place in the #72 R&B Transport Refinishing LMSC. The two Top 5 finishes moved Josh into 5th in the points at MMS after missing a race due to an engine failure in Twins Race 1 earlier this year. Next up is another 150 lapper at Motor Mile on July 18th. For live updates during races follow @joshberry72 on Twitter!
The #72 started 6th and was running in the 7th position before a wreck in front left Josh nowhere to go early in the 150 lapper this weekend. Josh was unable to continue and recorded his first DNF for JR Motorsports in the 16th position. Next up for Josh is Twin 100s on May 21st at Motor Mile.
JR Motorsports late model driver Josh Berry's gutsy driving paid dividends for the team, as he became a first-time winner in the No. 72 Chevrolet following Saturday's Aqua Pros Twin 100 at Motor Mile Speedway. Berry took a fourth-place qualifying effort and led the final 50 laps to earn JRM its first late model victory at the .416-mile since 2008.
After starting from the 6th position Josh fought a tight race car and several close battles with competitors to come from the back and battle back to a solid 6th place finish. Next up for Josh is Twin 100's at Motor Mile on April 30th.
Be sure to follow Josh on Twitter for in-race updates each race. @joshberry72
After starting from the 7th start position, Josh began making his way to the front early and reached 3rd before the halfway point of the 150 lapper. Josh briefly challenged for 2nd place before settling in 3rd and achieving his best career LMSC finish yet. Next up for the #72 R&B Transport Refinishing Chevy is another 150 lapper at Motor Mile on April 16th.
Josh Berry will kick off his second season with the JR Motorsports late model program this Saturday when he races the No. 72 R&B Chevrolet at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.Read More
As the 2011 season opener at Motor Mile Speedway inches ever closer, the JRM late model team headed for the track for the first test of the new year. With a brand new Townsend-Oliver Racing LM chassis, and guidance from veteran NASCAR modified driver and new crew chief LW Miller, Josh and the team learned a lot and turned some quick laps in preparation for the first race on April 2. "I feel really good about this year, today was just the beginning. I'm very excited to start working with LW and Rick Townsend on a weekly basis. This is the most excited I've been for a season in my career," said Josh after the day was over.
After a disappointing 15th place qualifying effort, the team was left to make several changes in an attempt to make the R&B Transport Refinishing Chevrolet better for the 150 lap race. The changes paid off as Josh was able to put on a show and drive into the Top 5 from a 15th place starting position. Josh would lose one spot on the last restart to settle for a career best 6th place finish out of the 30 car field. Next up for Josh is a 150 lapper at Caraway Speedway on September 18th.
After the best effort of the year in qualifying with a 7th out of the 29 cars taking time, Josh fought a tight race car and ended up 11th after Race 1. For Race 2, the JR Motorsports team made adjustments that made the car much better, which allowed Josh to drive up to 7th from his 12th place starting position. Josh challenged for a Top 5 in the late stages of the race before contact with another competitor left Josh backwards off of Turn 2 and to a disappointing 18th place finish. Next up for Josh is a 150 lapper at Motor Mile Speedway on August 7th.
Josh was able to survive a wild night of Twin 100's at Motor Mile Speedway and collect finishes of 14th and 12th, respectively. Early contact in Race 1 left Josh a lap down, but he was able to rebound through the field to grab a solid 14th place finish. Josh would start in the 14th spot for Race 2 of the Twin 100's, and was able to make his way up into the Top 10 before a very loose race car and late race restarts stuffled Josh back to the 12th position. Next up for Josh is another night of Twin 100's at Motor Mile Speedway on July 31st.
Josh is set to make his return to LMSC action in the #72 R&B Transport Refinishing Chevrolet this coming weekend at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA. Berry has been out of the car since April 17th where he finished 9th in only his second LMSC start.
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Race 2: Motor Mile
In his 2nd LMSC start of his career, Josh qualified 10th and finished 9th at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA. A solid qualifying effort was backed up with a very impressive run in the 150 lap feature race. Josh ran in the Top 5 the majority of the race before falling to 9th place after a few late race cautions.
Stay tuned for news on the future of Josh’s schedule!
Race 1: Motor Mile
In Josh's first ever late model stock car race he would start in the 15th position, and finish in the 15th position. The most important thing was having the car in one piece when it was loaded back up on the trailer at the end of the day. It was a learning experience for Josh and the rest of the JRM team.
Josh's next start will be on April 17th at Motor Mile Speedway.
JR Motorsports announced today that Josh Berry will drive in two races at Motor Mile Speedway for the company’s late model program. Berry, a 19-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., will pilot the No. 72 Chevrolet in those two events on April 3rd and 17th.
“Josh is quite a talent,” said Willie Jackson, manager of JRM’s late model campaign. “Despite his young age, he still manages to bring over 10 years of racing experience and impressive stats to our organization. We’re proud to offer him this opportunity.”
On Febuary 9th, Josh will be taking part in a rather large piece of motorsports history, the NASCAR iRacing Drivers World Championship, the first online racing series offically sanctioned by NASCAR.
The series will consist of 18 events spread over 39 weeks and will feature 50 of the worlds best simulation racecar drivers in the world, including NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Gaining entry into this elite group of 50 sim-racers wasn't a simple or easy task either, over the last 25 weeks Josh competed weekly to stamp his ticket to the NASCAR iRacing Drivers World Championship. Over those 25 weeks Josh racked up an impressive 14 wins, 32 top 10's, 9 poles, and an average finish of 5th. Josh ended the season in 4th place in the points standings only a mere 64 points from the eventual qualifying series champion, Josh Parker.
With the conclusion of the 2009 season, and another championship comes the launch of the 2010 version of JoshBerry.net.
With an already impressive resume, Josh Berry added another notch on his championship belt by taking the Nashville Fairgrounds Legends Pro division title. Josh completed the year with a win on championship night, it was his fourth-1st place finish of the season.
Josh Berry will be known as the final Legends Pro champion at the Nashville Fairgrounds, as the speedway will be shutdown with the conclusion of the 2009 season.