Austin Berry Not Satisfied With Performance Saturday Night at Port Royal

Hagerstown’s July 16th Frank Sagi Tribute Next on the Slate for ABR

Port Royal, PA – July 11, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Austin Berry has been pretty good this season.  He has had some highlights and some lowlights thus far in 2023.  

What he and the team want though is more consistency and a few ‘higher’ highlights.  They have fallen short of the number of podium finishes they expected of themselves so far.  That said, they have also achieved a couple things they didn’t believe they could, like running up front at Clinton County Speedway on their first trip there.

Sometimes two steps forward and three steps back is not only the temporary combination necessary to end up ten steps forward, it might be the sign you are on the right path to get there.

  • Date:  July 8, 2023
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  32 cars,  Heat 4th (4), A-main 12th (16)


Saturday Night Stomping Grounds

A stout field of 32 super late models was on hand Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway for a regular Saturday night show, which offers a tidy $4,000 to the winner.

Berry and The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm,, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis No.86 were on hand for their first weekly race since completing the grueling Late Model Speedweek in June.

Heat lineups were set by pill draw and Berry got a reasonable outside 2nd row starting spot to kick off his night.  The top five finishers would transfer to the main event but the goal was a top three finish, which would put the driver inside the handicap for the night’s feature.

Berry, who often make a lot of forward progress on the opening lap of heat races, didn’t get his typical start.  He fell in line in 4th and went to work on chasing down Dillan Stake.  He got by Stake on lap four but two laps later lost the spot in a heated three-way battle with Tim Wilson.  Berry settled for a fourth place finish.  He would have to work from deeper in the field in the finale later that night.

Not Good Enough

Instead of a top ten starting spot from the handicap, Berry rolled to the green for the 25-lap A-main in the 16th spot.  He managed solid progress early, reaching 12th by lap four.  

One lap later, Berry slipped back three spots, losing almost all of the ground he had made.  From there he trudged on, scratching and clawing his way back to 12th again with ten laps remaining.  Once again, he found himself battling Stake, the two exchanging positions multiple times.

Berry reclaimed 12th and held on to finish there at the checkered flag.  It wasn’t the type of performance Berry expects of himself and his team these days.

“We just weren’t very good tonight.  We tried some things to get faster earlier in the night but I don’t think that hurt us.  We just missed the setup.”, Berry said.  “We know this place better than anywhere and we expect to run in the top ten here every week.  When we don’t, we’re not happy.”

“Nothing to do but learn from it, get back to work and get it right next time.”

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Up Next

Austin Berry Racing will head south to Hagerstown, MD next weekend for the Frank Sagi Tribute race on Sunday evening, July 16th.

Berry’s full schedule can be found at and at under Schedule.

Season Stats

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s


Trivia Question

Last week’s trivia answer is, Austin Berry’s favorite TV show is Yellowstone!

Now, on to this week’s question.  What is Austin Berry’s favorite meal?

The answer in the next press release!


Partner Spotlight

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Tire Mart’s slogan is:  “WHATEVER IT TAKES”!  They have been demonstrating that approach for many years, which is why customers know they can count on them.

The Tire Mart started as a family-owned business over 50 years ago in Colonial Park, a Harrisburg, PA suburb.  From the beginning, they built their business on honesty and trust, serving customers in and around the Harrisburg area.  Today, with a tremendous reputation and loyal customer base, they continue providing automotive service with a local business touch that is hard to find these days.  It has made Tire Mart a pillar of the community.

Tire Mart’s well-trained staff specializes in the sale and installation of everything from lawn & garden tires, to passenger car, performance, light truck and SUV tires.  Their staff also provides complete under-car automotive services, such as state inspections, oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, and alignment. They can handle major engine and transmission jobs as well.  All of these services are available at competitive prices for both foreign and domestic vehicles.  

Trustworthy, quality service and care for your vehicle has been the foundation of Tire Mart’s success since the beginning, earning them Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best” & “Reader’s Choice” awards nearly every year since the inception of the recognition program.

Greg and the entire staff welcome you to the Tire Mart, located at 4914 Jonestown Road in Harrisburg Pennsylvania!

Visit Tire Mart, find them on Facebook at or give them a call at (717) 545-3756!


(photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)


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The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis


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