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Daily Dirt 08/16/2022 13:18:35

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June 18
Richmond Raceway,
Richmond, KY
Sanction: Ultimate Heart of America Series (Butch Shay Memorial) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 21, 3:33 am)
James Rice wins $5,000 Butch Shay Memorial
Butch Shay Memorial
  1. James Rice
  2. Dustin Linville
  3. Scott James
  4. Tristan Chamberlain
  5. Blake Creech
  6. Jared Bailey
  7. Dalton Brown
  8. Shane Irvin
  9. Larry Martin Jr.
  10. Jeremy Creech
  11. Joe Mayabb
  12. Brady Lear
  13. Jared Reams
  14. Dennis Barton
  15. Jack Jarrell
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What won the race: Polesitter James Rice of Verona, Ky., earned a $5,000 victory Saturday at Richmond Raceway in the eighth annual Butch Shay Memorial. Rice, a two-time winner this season on the Ultimate Heart of America Series, took the checkers ahead of Dustin Linville, who was second his second straight victory at the 3/8-mile oval.
Key notes: James Rice also won the Ultimate Heart of America tour opener on May 30 at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind ... Runner-up Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, Ky., was gunning for his second straight special event victory at Richmond; he earned a career-high $7,500 in June 4's XR Southern All Star main event. ... Daniel Shelton scratched from Saturday's main event. ... The race was a makeup of a May 28 rainout.
Winner's sponsors: Rice's Gary Engle-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by Draime Racing Engines and sponsored by AirMax Heating and Cooling, Quality Electrostatic Painting, ATC Bolts & Fasteners, Keyser, Swift Springs, ButlerBuilt, TruForm Race Products and TopSide Marketing.
Who to watch: Shane Irvin of Liberty, Ky., started 13th and finished eighth.
Points chase: James Rice holds the Ultimate Heart of America points lead after two events.
Current weather: Clear, 61°F
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: James Rice
Polesitter: James Rice
Next series race: July 16, Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY) $5,000
Editor's note: Corrects that James Rice, not brother Josh Rice, won at Circle City Raceway.
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