Tom Berry Jr.
Berry Jr. Makes History with Six-Straight Dakota Classic Modified Tour Events
Tom Berry Jr. banked his seventh win of the year on Saturday night as the 2022 edition of the Corral Sales RV Dakota Classic Modified Tour came to life at Jamestown (N.D.) Speedway.
Fifty-six IMCA Modifieds were on hand for opening round of the 33rd edition of the popular miniseries, and Tom emphatically won his heat race from the eighth-starting position to lock into the pole position for the 30-lap feature.
He paced the finale to score the victory, which came over Kollin Hibdon, Jeff Taylor, Tanner Black, and Jake McBirnie.
Nodak Speedway played host to the tour on Sunday night, and Tom continued his winning ways. The entry list increased to 56, and for the second-straight night Tom won his heat race from the eighth-starting spot.
Starting fifth on the feature grid, Berry Jr. charged to the lead on the 12th circuit and paced the field for the remainder of the 30 lapper to claim the $2,000 victory over Kollin Hibdon, Ricky Alvarado, Shawn Strand, and Tim Ward.
The win was his eighth of the 2022 campaign.
Tom continued his red-hot streak on Monday night by streaking to his third-straight Corral Sales RV Dakota Classic Modified Tour win. The victory came over another 56-car field at Williston (N.D.) Basin Speedway.
A seventh-to-first run in his heat race positioned Tom sixth on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature. Berry wasted little time in the feature, charging to the lead on lap 8 and going on to lead the rest of the way for the win, which marked his ninth of the year.
On Tuesday night, fans at Southwest Speedway (Dickinson, S.D.) saw Berry Jr. win yet again in miniseries action. Tom climbed from eighth to third in his heat race, which left him starting in the 10th position for the 30-lap feature.
As he did the previous three nights, Berry Jr. marched through the field to score the victory, which came over Dakota Sproul, Jason Wolla, Eddie Belec, and Tanner Black.
On Wednesday evening the highest car count of the week so far couldn't slow Berry's roll. With 63 competitors on hand at Dacotah Speedway (Dickinson, N.D.), Tom won his heat race from the second-starting spot to lock into the sixth-starting spot for the feature.
By lap 7 Berry Jr. had taken control of the lead and cruised to the victory by over six seconds. He was followed across the finish line by Travis Hagen, Ricky Alvarado, Shawn Strand, and Tim Ward. The triumph marked his 11th of the 2022 campaign.
Thursday night was a historic one as Berry Jr. became the first driver to win six-straight series events. For the second-straight night competitors squared away at Dacotah Speedway, and Berry Jr. raced from fifth to first in his heat race to earn the pole for the 30-lap feature.
Pacing the field from the drop of the green flag Berry banked the record-setting victory, which marked his 12th of 2022. Travis Hagen, Dakota Sproul, Jeremy Keller, and Ricky Alvaardo rounded out the Top 5.
Not only did he become the first driver in 33 years to win six features, but he also was officially crowned the 2022 Corral Sales RV Dakota Classic Modified Tour Champion.