Mixed Bag of Results for Dustin Linville Racing Over the Weekend
1(August 23rd, 2014) Dustin Linville entered a pair of Super Late Models events in Kentucky and Tennessee over the weekend.

Action opened on Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky), for the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial. The $10,001-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series, drew a stout field of thirty-eight entries to the 3/8 mile oval. Dustin earned the third starting spot for his heat race via time trials, and went on to finish fourth to lock into the thirteenth starting spot on the feature grid. After nearly a three-hour rain delay, the finale was contested and Linville advanced to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the event are available at www.PonderosaSpeedway.net

1Action shifted to Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) on Saturday night, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), sanctioned a $10,000-to-win program. Twenty-eight entries converged on the state-of-the-art facility, and Dustin fell one spot short of locking into the feature via heat race action. However, a third place finish in the b-main earned him 21st starting spot for the finale. In the main event Linville advanced six spots to cross the finish line in the fifteenth position.

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com


Linville Charges to a Top Ten Finish in North/South 100 at Florence!
1(August 9th, 2014) The team made the trek to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) over the weekend for the 32nd Annual North/South 100, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

Fifty-three Super Late Models converged on the famed 1/2 mile oval for Friday night's preliminary events, which was highlighted by double heat races. Dustin's heat race performances earned him the fourth starting spot in the first b-main on Saturday evening.

After a great battle up front with Michael Chilton in the b-main, Linville settled in second to lock into the nineteenth starting position for the 100 lap, $50,000-to-win finale. Despite starting near the back of the pack Dustin sliced through the field, running as high as fifth at time, before crossing the finish line in the ninth position. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com


Dustin Linville Sweeps Big Kentucky Weekend Doubleheader; Eyes North/South 100!
1(August 3rd, 2014) Dustin Linville returned to familiar territory on Friday night as the team entered the 14th Annual Hugh "Junebug" Rowland Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky). Nineteen Super Late Models registered for the $3,000-to-win program, which saw Linville best the field for his third triumph of the 2014 season. (Tim Coontz Photo)

The night started with Dustin blazing to fast time honors during qualifications, and later finishing second to Skylar Marlar in his heat race. As a result the hometown driver was slated to start fourth in the 35 lap finale. Michael Chilton bolted to the race lead at the drop of the green flag, only to draw the first caution flag when he slowed in turn four two laps later. On the restart it was now Marlar out front followed by Victor Lee and Linville in third. Lee and Linville would close in on Marlar on lap 25 before Linville found his way beneath Lee for second on lap 27, and set his sights on Marlar. The duo went door-to-door at the finish line on lap 29, with Linville taking over the top spot on circuit later.

Linville kept Lee at bay over the final laps to score the win aboard his #d8 Linville Racing/Johnny Maco's Electric/Paul Benton Auto Body/Graphic Impressions/Swartz Race Cars/Bullock Racing Engines Super Late Model. Lee finished a closed second while Justin Rattliff, Tim Tungate, and Brad Neat completed the top five finishers.

Full results from the event are available at www.PonderosaSpeedway.net

1Linville looked to capitalize on his Friday night performance as the team trekked east to 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky) on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, steady afternoon rains forced officials to push the event back to Sunday night.

Twenty-six entries converged on the historic Eastern Kentucky oval for the Inaugural Coal Show 50, which posted a $5,000 winner's check for competitors. Dustin started his outing by once again rocketing to fast time honors, which earn him an extra $100 courtesy of Cardinal Automotive (Hazard, Kentucky) for his efforts. He went on to win his heat race to lock into the pole position for the 50 lapper with veteran Tim Dohm alongside.

Linville took control at the onset of the feature with Dohm and R.J. Conley in tow. Dohm pulled ahead at the halfway point before the caution flag waved, erasing his move. On the restart Dustin turned down a slider from Conley who took second from Dohm. As the laps wound down Dohm retained second once again from Conley, and set his sights on the leader for one final challenge. In the final ten laps Dohm pulled alongside Linville, and the duo waged a fierce battle for the top spot with Dohm leading by a nose as the white flag displayed. However, Linville regained the lead exiting turn two and held off Dohm through the final turns to take the checkers for his second victory in as many nights. Dohm finished a close second followed by Conley, while Brandon Kinzer and Chris Combs rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the program are available at www.201Speedway.net

The "Rooster" will now set his sights on the 32nd Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 at Florence Speedway on August 7th-9th. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event boosts a $50,000 top prize, and will see the nation's top Super Late Model competitors battle it out in a 100 lap main event.

"We're feeling very confident in the right now and really excited about what's in store with the new format this weekend," said Linville.

Further information is available at www.LucasDirt.com or www.FlorenceSpeedway.com