Brian Campbell is a very recognizable name in the Midwest, especially in his home region of Western Michigan.  The driver from Battle Creek, Michigan has won countless races at his home track of Berlin Speedway and is almost unbeatable every time his car touches the track.  But Saturday night in Marne, MI was the first time Campbell ever strapped into a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour car on his home turf.

 

Without any doubts he was fast all day long in the stout 27-car field.  After starting mid-pack, Campbell charged to the front early before taking the lead from early leader Travis Braden on lap 45.  From there, Campbell would cruise to the checkered flag to score his first JEGS Tour win at his home track.

 

“Berlin has been pretty good to us this year; we’ve gotten a handful of wins,” Campbell told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.  “I’ve been running here more than normal this season and fortunately this JEGS car just had it tonight and it ran really well for us.”

 

Campbell’s win is his third career JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win in just four career starts.  Prior to Saturday night, his last win on the tour came at Owosso Speedway in 2012.

 

“I really have to thank Mike Bursley,” Campbell said.  “We borrowed this crate motor from him and threw it in on Wednesday. This was really an impromptu thing for us and we just kind of all talked about it and decided that we could do it so we spent a couple nights in the shop to get it ready and man, I’m glad we did.”

 

Rookie of the Year points leader Quinnton Bear led the field to the green flag with current overall point’s leader Dalton Armstrong on his outside.  Bear took the lead early on in the event and led numerous laps.

 

Meanwhile, Brian Campbell, who started mid-pack, rapidly worked his way through the field to get to the top positon. Travis Braden was leading the 100-lap event when Campbell used a lapped car as a pick to make it three-wide for the lead.  Campbell made the move work and worked his way around Braden to lead for the first time on lap 45.  From there, Campbell pulled away to score the win.

 

Braden came into this weekend feeling on top of the world after scoring the biggest win of his young career at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN in his ARCA Racing Series debut.

 

Braden ran a strong race on Saturday but was just unable to keep up with the hometown boy Campbell. He worked almost effortlessly through the field and stayed in the runner-up position for the remainder of the race.

 

“You can never hang your head when you get second-place to Brian Campbell, he’s a heck of a driver here,” Braden stated. “Every week we are getting closer with this new team and we are happy with the progress, there is always room for improvements, but we had a good car here tonight.”

 

The next event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will be Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Auto City Speedway in the Wolverine State.

 

-By Mikayla Kulger, Speed51.com Correspondent – Twitter: @MikaylaKugler

-Photo Credit: Speed51.com

 

Berlin 100 Presented by Boyne Machine Company Results

1          47        Brian Campbell

2          26        Travis Braden

3          51        Alec Carll

4          23        Chris Koslek

5          94        Quinnton Bear

6          77        Andrew Nylaan

7          28B      Mike Bursley

8          1          Trevor Berry

9          37        Jordan Dahlke

10        71        Josh Nelms

11        4          Dalton Armstrong

12        67        Ben Welch

13        04        Phil Bozell

14        4G        Kody Evans

15        48        Seth Moody

16        33        Dave Sensiba

17        83        Andy Bozell

18        55        Chris Anthony

19        29        Austin Kunert

20        5          Eric Lee

21        21        Tim Greene

22        8          Marc Jacobs

23        28        Jack Smith

24        12        Corey Deuser

25        101      Lauren Bush

26        97        Jaxson Jacobs

27        28F      Jake Finney

Campbell Charges Through Field to Score Win on Home Turf