2022 Battle at Berlin Raceway

Big Money Brings Big Talent To Battle At Berlin 250

Big Money Brings Big Talent To Battle At Berlin 250

NASCAR drivers and Super Late Model racing's best are heading to Michigan's Berlin Raceway for the Battle at Berlin 250

Aug 3, 2022 by Rob Blount
Big Money Brings Big Talent To Battle At Berlin 250

The best that Super Late Model racing has to offer will descend upon Marne, Michigan’s Berlin Raceway for the second time this year, this time for the running of the Battle at Berlin 250 on Wednesday, August 10.

While the official entry list has yet to be released, we have a pretty good idea of who is committed to running this race to chase after the $30,000 check that comes with winning.

We’ll start with the winner of June’s Money in the Bank 150, NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has been the hottest driver in Super Late Model racing throughout the 2022 season. He and the Donnie Wilson Racing team have won races at New Smyrna Speedway, Nashville Fairgrounds, Berlin, and the Slinger Nationals just to name a few.

Byron dominated the Money in the Bank 150, leading a majority of the race to take the win over Bubba Pollard and Ty Majeski.

Speaking of Pollard and Majeski, both drivers are scheduled to be in competition at the Battle at Berlin. Pollard, who is one of the most decorated drivers in modern-day Super Late Model racing, never passes up a chance to leave his hometown of Senoia, Georgia in search of big money. Meanwhile, Majeski is in search of some redemption after losing the lead to Byron in the late stages of the Slinger Nationals a few weeks ago, and his first victory at Berlin.

Michigan native and driver of the No. 43 for Petty-GMS in the NASCAR Cup Series, Erik Jones, will be in competition as well. Jones finished 10th at the Money in the Bank back in June, but he’s fresh off an ARCA/CRA Super Series victory at the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park this past weekend over Byron. He’ll be behind the wheel of a car owned and prepared by Wimmer Motorsports.

The defending winner of the Battle at Berlin is Kyle Crump. The Brighton, Michigan driver scored the victory last year over multi-time Berlin Raceway track champion Brian Campbell, Andrew Scheid, Joe Bush and Steve Dorer. However, the 2021 version of the race was just 150 laps. This year’s event is 100 laps longer, back to its traditional length of 250 laps.

Speaking of Campbell, he was the best of all the Berlin locals back in June at the Money in the Bank 150. Campbell finished fourth just behind Byron, Pollard and Majeski. Campbell was locked in a battle with fellow Berlin Raceway regular, Joe Bush, for much of the event. Bush finished just behind Campbell to round out the top five.

As was previously mentioned, the Battle at Berlin is a 250-lap event, 100 laps longer than June’s Money in the Bank event, and also 100 laps longer than the 2021 version of the Battle at Berlin.

This year’s event pays $30,000 to the winner, $20,000 more than June’s Money in the Bank 150 paid to the winner.

The starting field will be determined via a combination of time-trials and a qualifying race. The fastest 24 cars will lock into the main event through time-trials. The next four positions will be set from the qualifying race, and the final two positions will go to those that received guaranteed starting spots by winning the two Battle at Berlin Qualifier events held over the last few weeks.

The main event is a 250-lap race with competition cautions after 40 consecutive green flag laps.

FloRacing will have on-demand coverage from the 2022 Battle at Berlin 250 on practice day and race day, as well as the live broadcast of the event from Berlin Raceway on August 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.