When the evening began, he had qualified well and actually was on the front row of the Firecracker Weekend July 3rd Special for $5,000 to win at West Plains Speedway.
But did anybody think that at the end he would win?
His young and over-the-edge style of driving seemed OK for heats and 20-lap features, but 40 laps with the field stacked with Super Stock drivers like Tony Anglin, Richie Tosh, Jared Wagster and about a dozen other very likely winners in the lineup?
Well, as it turned out, everyone learned that Kyle Berry was good for the long haul.
For the first half of the race, he faced constant challenges from the following four as Anglin, Wagester, Tosh and Kevin Salter moved around each other, but no one could move past Berry.
The second caution on lap 19 revealed a move by Shawn Walsh from ninth to the top five and Wagster challenged for the top spot only to lose five spots on lap 23.
On lap 24, it was obvious that Peyton Taylor and Thursday's super winner Carmon Vincent, were on the move from the outside.
Most were finding their strength on the bottom where the tacky area was. On lap 25, Anglin took the lead, followed by Tosh.
On the same lap, Stan Lewis passed Taylor for fourth after moving past the field from 19th.
It was a three-wide pull off turn four on lap 33, with Berry regaining the lead for the last time as he went on to win the grand prize and bragging rights for the 2010 Firecracker Weekend Special.
The next action at the new West Plains Speedway will be July 10 when KHOM and The Point will bring all classes of action and the new Kamakazi Class of beaten and bangin racin! For more information go to www.westplains-speedway.com.