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Daily Dirt 12/11/2023 12:17:12

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June 24
Richmond Raceway,
Richmond, KY
Sanction: Ultimate Heart of America Series (Junebug Rowland Memorial) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 26, 8:42 pm)
Chilton conquers Richmond's Rowland Memorial
Junebug Rowland Memorial
  1. Michael Chilton
  2. Tyler Carpenter
  3. Justin Rattliff
  4. James Rice
  5. Greg Johnson
  6. Tristan Chamberlain
  7. Dustin Linville
  8. Derek Fisher
  9. Jason Barrett
  10. Kody Evans
  11. Blake Creech
  12. Wyatt Boyd
  13. Elliott Williams
  14. Josh Vinyard
  15. David Lucas
  16. Josh Rice
  17. Joe Mayabb
  18. Tommy Turner
  19. Austin Lay
  20. Trevor Landrum
  21. Dennis Barton
  22. Chris Lowery
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What won the race: Fifth-starting Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., marched to the lead on lap 11 and never looked back, pacing the final 30 laps at Richmond Raceway, winning Saturday's $5,000 Junebug Rowland Memorial. Chilton earned his first main event victory of the season and the second of his career with the Ultimate Heart of America Series.
Key notes: Seventh-starting Tyler Carpenter moved into the runner-up position on lap 38 and finished 1.926 seconds back. ... Second-starting Justin Rattliff led the first 10 laps before fading to finish third. ... Eighth-starting James Rice ran as high as second in the closing laps before fading to finish fourth. ... Polesitter Tristan Chamberlain failed to lead a lap and finished sixth. ... Dustin Linville overcame trouble after tangling with Josh Rice while battling for second on lap eight and being forced to tag the field; Linville rebounded to finish seventh while Josh Rice rebounded to run sixth before pulling off on lap 32. ... Jason Barrett advanced five positions and finished ninth. ... Saturday's main event was slowed by four cautions and lasted 26 minutes, with 11 drivers completing all 40 laps. ... Twenty-four hours after the event, overnight storms struck the track, damaging the backstretch bleachers, bringing down poles and power lines, fences and trees, according to owner Bill Lupinos.
On the move: Greg Johnson of Bedford, Ind., started 11th and finished fifth.
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: 1. Tristan Chamberlain (84); 2. Dustin Linville (74); 3. Blake Creech (73); 4. Chad Stapleton (45); 5. Rodney Melvin (41).
Current weather: Clear, 82°F
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Tristan Chamberlain
Time: 14.680 seconds
Polesitter: Tristan Chamberlain
Heat race winners: Tristan Chamberlain, Justin Rattliff, Josh Rice
Next series race: July 22, Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: T. Chamberlain, Rattliff
Row 2: Jo. Rice, Linville
Row 3: Chilton, Evans
Row 4: T. Carpenter, Ja. Rice
Row 5: Landrum, Fisher
Row 6: Johnson, A. Lay
Row 7: B. Creech, Barrett
Row 8: Mayabb, Turner
Row 9: Vinyard, Boyd
Row 10: Barton, Lucas
Row 11: Lowery, Williams

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