"Beyond The Dirt" With Barrett Berg

Posted by D.S. 10/22/2016 8:34:43 AM
(Photo courtesy of Layn Mudder of LPT Images.)

Dacotah Speedway:  When was your first race?
Barrett:  My first race was in 1991 at the Bismarck race track in Jack Bunker's car. I had been helping him for a while and he let me drive one night.

Dacotah Speedway:  What has been your worst wreck?
Barrett:  Probably my worst wreck was in 2000 at the Jamestown speedway on Memorial Day weekend. I got turned into the turn 4 wall and ended up flying through the air over John Correll Jr. while he was rolling and landing on top of Dick Schulz. I also rolled down the back straightaway of Dacotah Speedway on opening night one year.

Dacotah Speedway:  Why did you chose the number you have?
Barrett:  I race number 44 because that was the number of my Dad's and Uncle Steve Johnson's car when they raced together.

Dacotah Speedway:  Who inspired you to get into racing?
Barrett:  My Dad and Uncle Steve inspired me to get into racing. I always wanted to be with them helping on the race car when I was smaller.

Dacotah Speedway:  What was your first racing t-shirt?
Barrett:  I don't remember my first racing shirt, but pretty sure it was a Darrell Waltrip shirt.

Dacotah Speedway:  Why do you race a WISSOTA Street Stock?
Barrett:  I race streets because it is still affordable for me to race and it is a really competitive class.  Also when I started racing streets were the beginning class in racing in Bismarck-Mandan.

If you'd like to be featured on our "Beyond The Dirt" series call Michelle Stoxen at 527-7229 or Layn Mudder at 667-9420.  Watch for Barrett Berg in the #44 WISSOTA Street Stock on the high banks of Dacotah Speedway.
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