Johnny B Good; Scott, Too
Scott Speed scored his third ARCA RE/MAX Series victory of the season Saturday night at Berlin Raceway. Sure, he credited Eddie Sharp Racing and the nimble No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, but Scott also gave props to “Johnny B.”
“My man Johnny B gave me the low down on this place last week,” Scott said. “By the end of the race it definitely made sense.”
Johnny B would be Johnny Benson, Scott’s veteran truck teammate at Bill Davis Racing who just happens to own Berlin — a tiny and challenging short track tucked away in Benson’s native state of Michigan.
Scott snatched the lead from seven-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel on the 153rd of 200 laps and never relinquished it — holding off a hard-charging Justin Allgaier — to earn his second consecutive victory. He shaved 10 points off Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s championship lead and trails by 55 entering Saturday’s race at Pocono.
“This track is like nothing I’ve ever raced on,” Scott said. “It’s actually a lot of fun and quite challenging to drive. Really feel good for the guys on this team who worked so hard to give me the perfect race car. They certainly met the challenge.”