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Daily Dirt 07/18/2024 07:18:22

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July 22
Richmond Raceway,
Richmond, KY
Sanction: Ultimate Heart of America Series (Butch Shay Memorial) - $7,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 24, 8:11 am)
Chilton claims Richmond's Shay Memorial
Butch Shay Memorial
  1. Michael Chilton
  2. Kyle Hardy
  3. Tristan Chamberlain
  4. James Rice
  5. Jason Jameson
  6. Robby Hensley
  7. Derek Fisher
  8. Jason Barrett
  9. Daniel Dial
  10. Trevor Landrum
  11. Blake Creech
  12. Andrew Mayabb
  13. Dustin Linville
  14. Glen Hounshell
  15. Ace Claborn
  16. Devin Gilpin
  17. Brady Lear
  18. Shane Irvin
  19. Chris Lowery
  20. Steve Banal
  21. Joe Mayabb
  22. Jared Bailey
  23. Keith Lear
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Michael Chilton heads for a $7,500 victory at Richmond Raceway.
What won the race: Outisde front-row starter Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., cruised to a 40-lap victory Saturday at Richmond Raceway in the $7,500 Butch Shay Memorial. Chilton earned his second Ultimate Heart of America Series victory of the season.
Key notes: Chilton also won June's $5,000 Rowland Memorial at Richmond and by winning, secures a provisional starting position in August's $20,059-to-win 36th annual Butterball Wooldridge Memorial event there. ... Third-starting Kyle Hardy moved into second on lap nine and trailed Chilton the rest of the way, finishing 3.347 seconds back; Hardy remains red-hot, having notched two victories and two runner-up finishes in his last four starts. ... Series points leader and sixth-starting Tristan Chamberlain moved into third on a lap-24 restart and completed the podium. ... Last year's race winner James Rice advanced four positions and finished fourth. ... Pole-starting Jason Jameson faded to finish fifth. ... Dustin Linville drew the race's final caution when he slowed from fourth on lap 24. ... Saturday marked the first event at Richmond since the facility sustained significant storm damage in late June and paid tribute to Butch Shay, a racing legend in the Kentucky area. The feature was slowed by eight cautions and lasted 41 minutes, with 10 drivers completing all 40 laps; 12 were running at the finish.
On the move: Derek Fisher of Columbus, Ind., started 19th 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: After Richmond: 1. Tristan Chamberlain (117); 2. Blake Creech (98); 3. Dustin Linville (97); 4. Michael Chilton (70); 5. James Rice (64).
Current weather: Clear, 75°F
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Robby Hensley
Time: 14.482 seconds
Polesitter: Jason Jameson
Heat race winners: Jason Jameson, Michael Chilton, Kyle Hardy
Next series race: August 18, Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY) $20,059
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Jameson, Chilton
Row 2: Hardy, Claborn
Row 3: Linville, T. Chamberlain
Row 4: Hensley, Ja. Rice
Row 5: Creech, Irvin
Row 6: Gilpin, Barrett
Row 7: Dial, Banal
Row 8: A. Mayabb, Lowery
Row 9: Hounshell, Landrum
Row 10: Fisher, K. Lear
Row 11: B. Lear, Bailey
Row 12: J. Mayabb
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