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October 14
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, 10:27 pm)
Chilton sweeps Richmond's Bluegrass Nationals
Bluegrass Nationals
  1. Michael Chilton
  2. Tanner English
  3. Dustin Linville
  4. Greg Johnson
  5. James Rice
  6. Josh Henry
  7. Jason Barrett
  8. Daniel Dial
  9. Jeff Watson
  10. Dallas Miller
  11. Tristan Chamberlain
  12. Tyler Hayes
  13. Joe Brewer
  14. Brian Wooldridge
  15. Joe Mayabb
  16. B.J. Quinn
  17. Josh Vinyard
  18. Blake Creech
presented by
Ryan Roberts
Michael Chilton (97) held off Tanner English (96) to complete a sweep of the Bluegrass Nationals at Richmond Raceway.
What won the race: Completing a sweep of the Ultimate Heart of America-sanctioned Bluegrass Nationals weekend, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., led from flag-to-flag to capture Saturday’s 40-lap feature at Richmond Raceway. He beat Tanner English by 0.351 of a second to register his second $5,000 victory in as many nights.
Key notes: Chilton turned back several challenges from English, the World of Outlaws regular who ran second from lap two until the finish. … Chilton’s triumph was the fifth of his career in Ultimate Heart of America action, making him the regional tour’s all-time winningest driver. Four of his victories have come this season at Richmond. … Chilton led all but two of the weekend’s 80 feature laps. … Dustin Linville, who entered the circuit’s season finale leading the standings by one point over teenager Tristan Chamberlain, finished third to clinch the series championship for the first time in his career. … Chamberlain started fourth — directly behind Linville — but never climbed higher and slipped to 11th in the final rundown. … James Rice, who won the 2022 Ultimate HoF title, finished fifth.
On the move: Jason Barrett of Waco, Ky., started 11th and finished seventh.
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: Final standings: 1. Dustin Linville (251); 2. Tristan Chamberlain (242); 3. Blake Creech (209); 4. Greg Johnson (189); 5. James Rice (188).
Current weather: Overcast, 55°F
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Michael Chilton
Time: 15.080 seconds
Polesitter: Michael Chilton
Heat race winners: Michael Chilton, Dustin Linville
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Chilton, Linville
Row 2: English, Chamberlain
Row 3: G. Johnson, James Rice
Row 4: Henry, Creech
Row 5: Dial, D. Miller
Row 6: Barrett, Vinyard
Row 7: Watson, Hayes
Row 8: Wooldridge, Brewer
Row 9: Mayabb, Quinn
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