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Some of the best Super Late Model drivers from around the country are heading to Michigan’s Berlin Raceway this Wednesday for the 12th running of the Battle at Berlin, which offers a whopping $30,000 to the driver who crosses the finish line first.
The race is the second major Super Late Model event at the track in 2022. Berlin Raceway played host to the Money in the Bank 150 earlier this year, an event that was won by NASCAR Cup Series star William Byron and the Donnie Wilson Motorsports team.
RELATED: Watch the Battle at Berlin 250 on FloRacing
The Battle at Berlin 250 features a purse totaling more than $90,000, making it one of the richest Super Late Model races in the United States. As a result, competitors are coming from across the country with the goal of taking home the $30,000 top prize.
Byron is among those looking to collect the first-place prize money, as is fellow NASCAR Cup Series star Erik Jones. They’re joined by a multitude of top Super Late Model stars, including drivers like Bubba Pollard, Carson Hocevar, Ty Majeski and Preston Peltier.
Below is everything you need to know about the Battle at Berlin 250 at Berlin Raceway.
What TV Channel is the Battle at Berlin 250 at Berlin Raceway on?
All the on-track action for the Battle at Berlin 250 can be viewed live on FloRacing, the official streaming home for all NASCAR Roots properties
The event will not be shown on a television network.
Below is the complete schedule for FloRacing’s coverage of the Battle at Berlin 250.
|Dating||Start Time||How to Watch|
|Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022||5:45 p.m. ET||FloRacing|
Complete schedule for the Battle at Berlin 250
This year’s Battle at Berlin 250 will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
The event is headlined by the 250-lap Battle at Berlin for the Super Late Model division. The Model Coverall Limited Late Model division will also be in action with a 50-lap feature.
Below is the complete race-day schedule at Berlin Raceway (all times ET).
|9:30 a.m||Pit pass window opens|
|10 a.m||Pit area opens|
|11 a.m||Race tires sold and impounded. One person per team and five at a time in order of registration. Time limit enforced.|
|12 p.m||Super Late Model drivers / spotters meeting|
|1-1:40 p.m||Super Late Model practice|
|1:50-2:30 p.m||Super Late Model practice|
|3:30 p.m||Super Late Model tech inspection|
|4:10-4:30 p.m||Model Coverall Limited Late Model practice / qualifying|
|4:40-5 p.m||Model Coverall Limited Late Model practice / qualifying|
|5:45 p.m||Super Late Model qualifying|
|6:27 p.m||Invocation / National Anthem|
|6:30 p.m||Battle at Berlin 250 Last Chance Race (40 laps)|
|Immediately following…||Model Coverall Limited Late Model Feature (50 laps)|
|Immediately following…||Driver Introductions|
|Immediately following…||Battle at Berlin 250 (250 laps)|
Official format for the Battle at Berlin 250
The field for Wednesday’s Battle at Berlin 250 will be seen by qualifying and a Last Chance Race. Competitors will make two consecutive laps during qualifying, with the fastest lap serving as their official time.
The fastest 24 competitors will automatically lock into the 250-lap main event. All remaining cars will then race in the Last Chance Race, with the top four advancing to the feature. Positions 29 and 30 are reserved for the July 2 and July 23 Battle at Berlin Qualifier Winners, if necessary.
For the 250-lap race, cars will start according to qualifying times, followed by transfers from qualifying events and qualifying race winners. There will be competition cautions every 40 green flag laps. This does not apply within 15 laps of the finish of the race.
Battle at Berlin 250 entry list
The current entry list for the Battle at Berlin 250 features 28 cars.
Headlining the pre-entries are a pair of NASCAR Cup Series stars, William Byron and Erik Jones. Byron already has a victory at Berlin Raceway earlier this year when he won the Money in the Bank 150. Jones, a two-time Battle at Berlin winner, recently picked up a Super Late Model victory at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in an event that also featured Byron.
They’ll be joined by some of the best Super Late Model competitors in the country, including NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stars Ty Majeski and Carson Hocevar.
Also entered is defending race winner Kyle Crump, Evergreen Speedway Summer Showdown winner Preston Peltier, veteran Super Late Model racer Bubba Pollard, Jennerstown Speedway Motor Mountain Masters victor Evan Shotko and Northeastern Late Model star Derek Griffith.
Other notable entries include Mike Garvey, Tyler Roahrig, William Sawalich, 2019 event winner Boris Jurkovic and two-time race winner Brian Campbell.
Below is the complete entry list for Wednesday’s Battle at Berlin 250.
|21||Shut up Majeski|
Battle at Berlin 250 history, winners
In the more than 10-year history of the Battle at Berlin 250, the event has been won by regional competitors as well as top NASCAR stars.
Headlining the list of winners is two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, who won the race three straight years from 2010-12. Joining him on the list of winners is Erik Jones, who won the event twice in 2015 and ’16 as he prepared for his first full NASCAR Cup Series season in 2017.
Among the drivers from the region to win the Battle at Berlin 250 are Brian Campbell, Johnny VanDoorn and Boris Jukovic. Campbell and VanDoorn have each won the event twice, with Campbell winning the inaugural race in 2009.
Kyle Crump is the defending winner of the Battle at Berlin, having dominated the event last season when it was a 150-lap event.
Below is the complete list of winners of the Battle at Berlin 250.