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October 13
Richmond Raceway,
Richmond, KY
Sanction: Ultimate Heart of America Series (Bluegrass Nationals) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 14, 6:32 am)
Chilton cruises in Bluegrass Nationals at Richmond
Bluegrass Nationals
  1. Michael Chilton
  2. Tanner English
  3. Greg Johnson
  4. Dustin Linville
  5. James Rice
  6. Tristan Chamberlain
  7. Tyler Hayes
  8. Blake Creech
  9. Jason Barrett
  10. Jeff Watson
  11. Matthew Norman
  12. Brian Wooldridge
  13. Joe Mayabb
  14. Dallas Miller
  15. P.J. Simpson
  16. B.J. Quinn
  17. Josh Vinyard
presented by
Ryan Roberts
Michael Chilton flashes under the checkered flag to win Friday's Bluegrass Nationals opener at Richmond Raceway.
What won the race: Sliding ahead of outside front-row starter Greg Johnson on the third circuit, fast qualifier and pole-starting Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., rolled to the $5,000 victory in Friday’s 40-lap Bluegrass Nationals opener at Richmond Raceway. The four-time Ultimate Heart of America Series winner finished 3.428 seconds ahead of Tanner English.
Key notes: The success marked Chilton's third Ultimate Heart of America Series victory of the season at the Kentucky oval after capturing June’s $5,000 Rowland Memorial and July’s $7,500 Butch Shay Memorial. … Chilton is now tied with Zack Dohm and Josh Rice atop the series' all-time wins list. … Tristan Chamberlain of Richmond, Ind., who entered the event one point ahead of Dustin Linville in the Ultimate Heart of America Series standings, finished sixth while Linville placed fourth after running in the position for the entire distance. Linville moved ahead of Chamberlain by a single point. … English, joining the field with the weekend's World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series doubleheader in Georgia cancelled due to wet weather, secured second from Johnson on lap 11 and maintained the spot to the checkered flag. ... Johnson settled for a third-place finish after leading laps 1-2. ... The Ultimate Heart of America Series closes its 2023 season with another $5,000-to-win show on Saturday at Richmond.
On the move: Brian Woolridge of Lawrenceburg, Ky., started 17th and finished 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Chilton’s Rocket Chassis with a Bullock Race Engine is sponsored by Caton Industrial Painting, MKC Transport, Parkview Home Center, Equiplinc Austion Group, Edgewood Homes and C&C Red-Mix.
Points chase: After Richmond Friday: 1. Dustin Linville (218); 2. Tristan Chamberlain (217); 3. Blake Creech (191); T4. James Rice (157); T4. Greg Johnson (157); 6. Michael Chilton (118).
Current weather: Overcast, 73°F
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Tanner English
Time: 14.377 seconds
Polesitter: Michael Chilton
Heat race winners: Michael Chilton, Greg Johnson
Next series race: October 14, Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Chilton, Johnson
Row 2: English, Linville
Row 3: Chamberlain, Rice
Row 4: Hayes, Miller
Row 5: Watson, Barrett
Row 6: Creech, Simpson
Row 7: Vinyard, Mayabb
Row 8: Norman, Quinn
Row 9: Woolridge
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