Junction City, KY
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Junebug Rowland Memorial) - $3,000
Information provided by: Dirt Racing In The Bluegrass and track reports (last updated August 2, 11:54 am)
Linville wins Ponderosa's Junebug Memorial
Junebug Rowland Memorial
- Dustin Linville
- Victor Lee
- Justin Rattliff
- Tim Tungate
- Brad Neat
- Tripp Gerrald
- Jason Barrett
- Gary Christian
- Brian Smith
- David Webb
- Jake Henry
- Dustin Neat
- Timmy Taylor
- Magen Witt
- Skylar Marlar
- Daniel Dial
- Dion Benningfield
- J.L. Muse
- Michael Chilton
Dustin Linville tells Michael Despain about his Ponderosa victory.
What won the race: Taking the lead with six laps remaining, fourth-starting Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, Ky., took the checkers ahead of Victor Lee of Danville, Ky., for a $3,000 victory in Ponderosa Speedway's 14th annual Hugh "Junebug" Rowland Memorial and his third win of the 2014 season. Justin Rattliff, Tim Tungate and Brad Neat rounded out the top five.
Key notes: Skylar Marlar led most of the way, but Linville caught him with five laps remaining. Marlar ended up tangling with a slower car on the 33rd lap, ending his race. ... Front-row starter Michael Chilton led two laps before engine woes forced him out, handing the lead to Marlar. ... P.J. Feistritzer of Danville, Ky., won the Crate Late Model feature. ... Ponderosa takes a three-week break before welcoming the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for the 11th annual John Bradshaw Memorial on Aug. 22.
On the move: Tripp Gerrald of Lexington, Ky., climbed forward from 14th to finish sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Linville's Swartz Race Car has a Bullock Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Johnny Maco Electric, Mulligan Plumbing, Graphic Impressions, 4B Motorsports, Pinetop Motors, Paul Benton Auto Body, Travis Short Racing, Crane Time, Turbo Start, Cookie Monster Power Plants, Linville’s Finish Carpentry, Linville Construction, Bruce and Vicki Barnes and Schaeffer Oil.
Points chase: Prior to Friday's event, Dion Benningfield had 506 points to lead Timmy Taylor (481) and Justin Rattliff (463) in the track's Super Late Model standings.
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Dustin Linville
Time: 13.490 seconds
Polesitter: Skylar Marlar
Heat race winners: Skylar Marlar, Michael Chilton, Victor Lee
Next series race: August 22, Ponderosa Speedway, (Ponderosa, Ky.), $10,001
Editor's note: Fixes fourth- through sixth-place finishers.