Sanction: Ultimate Heart of America Series (Butch Shay Memorial) - $5,000
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James Rice wins $5,000 Butch Shay Memorial
Butch Shay Memorial
- James Rice
- Dustin Linville
- Scott James
- Tristan Chamberlain
- Blake Creech
- Jared Bailey
- Dalton Brown
- Shane Irvin
- Larry Martin Jr.
- Jeremy Creech
- Joe Mayabb
- Brady Lear
- Jared Reams
- Dennis Barton
- Jack Jarrell
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.