In a week that saw him claim the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series title and a part-time ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2021, Josh Berry continued his momentum by easily claiming the pole for the Old North State Nationals at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Berry is making his first start in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS LMSC Tour since the Race at Ace 125 back on June 6, where he was suspended by the series for one event after intentionally wrecking race leader Bobby McCarty in retaliation from an incident earlier that evening.

The 2017 CARS LMSC Tour champion gave his competitors a firm reminder of how efficient he is on track by rocketing to the pole on his first lap with a 19.762, which he followed up with an even quicker second lap that clocked in at 19.681.

Mike Looney will start on the outside of the front row while Layne Riggs, who entered the Old North State Nationals 15 points behind Jared Fryar in the standings, qualified third. Rounding out the Top 5 for Sunday’s feature were Deac McCaskill and Corey Heim, who is also chasing a title.

The remaining 27 drivers will battle for 23 spots in tomorrow’s 200-lap event through three heat races and one last chance qualifier. Among them is Fryar, who could only muster a time of 20.003 in qualifying that put him 15th on the board.

Old North State Nationals Qualifying Results:

  1. 8 Josh Berry- 19.681
  2. 87 Mike Looney- 19.793
  3. 99 Layne Riggs- 19.818
  4. 19 Deac McCaskill- 19.821
  5. 78 Corey Heim- 19.825
  6. 22 Bobby McCarty- 19.854
  7. 26 Peyton Sellers- 19.904
  8. 09 Riley Gentry- 19.928
  9. 81 Mini Tyrrell- 19.931
  10. 40 Taylor Satterfield- 19.957
  11. 51 Matt Cox- 19.973
  12. 16 Chad McCumbee- 19.973
  13. 50 Boo Boo Dalton- 19.975
  14. 1 Nolan Pope- 20.000
  15. 14 Jared Fryar- 20.003
  16. 08 Justin Johnson- 20.005
  17. 41 Jeremy Burns- 20.007
  18. 41a Anthony Anders- 20.049
  19. 12 Timothy Peters- 20.052
  20. 4 Jonathan Findley- 20.059
  21. 88 Connor Mosack- 20.062
  22. 112 Trey Gibson- 20.076
  23. 63 Tyler Matthews- 20.081
  24. 74 Ronald Hill- 20.081
  25. 2 Brandon Pierce- 20.147
  26. 67 Cameron Bolin- 20.149
  27. 99s Austin Somero- 20.187
  28. 10 Janson Marchbanks- 20.203
  29. 54 Jeff Fultz- 20.209
  30. 2c Ralph Carnes- 20.401
  31. 19c Jessica Cann- 20.446
  32. 28 Jackie Manley- 21.300