Harrison's, Berry begin 2024 at SpeedFest

We can’t wait to get our 2024 partnership with Josh Berry going.

The good news is, we don’t have to.

Harrison’s will make its first appearance of the year on a car piloted by Berry this weekend at Cordele, Ga., as Berry pilots the Kevin Harvick International No. 62 Ford at the Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024 at Crisp Motorsports Park.

“I am excited to have Harrison’s on board this weekend at Crisp Motorsports Park for the late-model race,” Berry said. “I am a racer at heart and to have Harrison’s see my passion and want to be a part of my NASCAR Cup Series team and my late-model races is very special – I can’t begin to thank them enough for what they have done and continue to do for my career.”

Berry is one of a few NASCAR regulars who will help make up a star-studded field at SpeedFest. NASCAR Cup driver Ross Chastain will make his first appearance in a Pro Late Model in more than a decade, Xfinity driver Brandon Jones will be back at SpeedFest for the first time since 2020, and Craftsman Truck Series driver Jake Garcia, who was the 2021 Southern Super Series champion, will be back in the event.

In addition, the field includes two-time CARS Tour Super Late Model champion and former All-American 400 winner Matt Craig, two-time Southern Super Series champion and former All-American 400 and Rattler winner Casey Roderick, and ASA STARS National Tour points runner-up and Redbud 400 winner Cole Butcher will be in the field, as well as Bubba Pollard, who has won the last two SpeedFest events.

The ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco and ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will sanction the 150-lap Super Late Model race and for the first time, SpeedFest will be a point race for the Southern Super Series. The JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance, Legends, and Bandoleros will complete the four strong divisions of competition at the Cordele, GA facility.

That level of competition is something that draws Late Model fans, and it’s something that draws in Harrison’s founder Danny Harrison, a longtime sponsor of short-track Late Model racing as well.

“I like the fact that we’re still going to do a little short track racing,” Harrison said. “The short track stuff is still my kind of thing. If anything draws me to a track, it’s more that Late Model Stock or Super Late Model racing. And Josh can drive any of it.”

SpeedFest began in 2005 at the now defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL before moving to Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway in 2009. SpeedFest then found its home at Cordele Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in 2012 and has been held there ever since. Some of the biggest names in motorsports have won SpeedFest including Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith, and Corey Heim.

This year’s feature races will begin on Saturday at 1 p.m. For those unable to attend the popular event, online live coverage will be widespread with TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, and Racing America all providing subscription-based coverage.

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