Kolby Berry has entered his first Showdown

Kolby Berry has entered his first Showdown

Kolby Berry of Ukiah, CA has entered his first Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway on February 1-3, 2018. Berry was consistanly one of the quickest drivers at the Madera Speedway 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Division (ages 10 to 16). He set quick time in six of the eight MAVTV televised events, finishing second in the final championship standings. He also finished second in the season finale race at the one-third mile facility. Madera Speedway promoter, Kenny Shepherd, is quick to express his encouragement for the Jr. Late Model graduate.

“We are very excited about the competitive culture, mixed with big motorsports exposure, we have created at the Madera Speedway, and we are proud of our graduates from our program, like Kolby Berry”, Shepherd stated. “We are excited to see what the future holds for Kolby”

At the end of the 2017 season, Berry stepped up to the Madera Speedway Pro Late Model Division, qualifying ninth out of 50, in the $10,000 to win Short Track Shootout. He finished a solid 14th, just in front of multi-time Late Model Champion Matt Erickson. Berry completed his 2017 season, making his first start with the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series, at the Bullring @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Berry completed the event 21st in the 27 car field, as he got accustomed to his new Super Late Model, and the new to him three-eighths mile track. It was an experience Berry hopes will help him, in the upcoming Winter Showdown.

I’m very excited to have such a great opportunity, to be able to race in the 2018 Winter Showdown, with the SRL Series”, Berry began. “I know there will be a lot of big names there . I’m ready to bring my experience, from what I’ve learned in the SRL Southwest Tour Series. It’s going to take some time to adapt to the half-mile at Kern County (Raceway). Therefore, we are focusing on making the show, and performing well. Its going to be an awesome experience, and I can’t thank my team and my sponsors enough, for giving me this opportunity.”

Berry’s sponsors include 1st Choice Performance, Dave’s Trailer Repair, Ukiah Oxygen, and Advanced Collision Repair.

Northern and Central California Race fans, familiar with Berry, can make their way down to Bakersfield, CA on February 1-3, 2018, to see Kolby strive to make the next step in his young racing career. Practice is set for Thursday, February 1st. Practice and qualifying will occur on Friday, with a run for the “Bobby Durrett Fast Time Award”, and an addition $2,000, scheduled for 6:30pm. The “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Last Chance Race” will also take place on Friday evening, with the top four finishers transferring to the feature event. The Fourth Annual, $30,000 to win, Winter Showdown is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00pm, with opening ceremonies set for 1:00pm. At the end of the event, Berry would love nothing more than to see his name on the leader board, after 300 laps of intense competition.