Dustin Linville Snares a Top Five Finish in Atomic Blast!
1(July 26th, 2014) Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) was the destination for the Linville Racing team on Saturday night. The Inaugural Atomic Blast was contest at the 3/8 mile oval, which posted a $5,000 winner's check for competitors. Dustin timed in third quickest among nineteen entries during time trials, and went on to finish third in the dash to lock into the third starting spot for the 40 lap main event. In the feature Linville drove his #d8 Linville Racing/Johnny Maco's Electric/Paul Benton Auto Body/Graphic Impressions/Swartz Race Cars/Bullock Racing Engines Super Late Model to a fourth place finish behind race winner, R.J. Conley, Steve Casebolt, and Brandon Kinzer. Jeremy Berwanger rounded out the top five finishers. Complete results from the event are available at www.AtomicSpeedway.net

Dustin Linville Travels to Florence Speedway; Mechanical Issues End His Night Early
1(July 19th, 2014) Dustin Linville set out to enter the annual Hugh "Junebug" Rowland Memorial over the weekend at Ponderosa Speedway, but after two attempts the event was washed away by Mother Nature. As a result the team made the decision to heat north up I-75 to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky). A Weekly Racing Series program was contested, which drew a field of twenty-four Super Late Models to the famed 1/2 mile oval. A heat race victory would position Dustin starting outside-front-row for the 30 lap finale alongside Ted Nobbe. Linville overtook Nobbe as the duo entered turn one at the drop of the green flag. Unfortunately before lap two could be scored Linville would roll to a stop on the front stretch, bringing out the caution. An electrical issue on his #d8 Linville Racing/Johnny Maco's Electric/Paul Benton Auto Body/Graphic Impressions/Swartz Race Cars/Bullock Racing Engines Super Late Model forced him to retire from the remainder of the event. He was credited with a 20th place finish in the final rundown. Full results from the program are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com

Fourth of July Weekend Saw Disappointing Results for Linville Racing
1(July 5th, 2014) Dustin Linville and the Linville Racing team celebrated their Fourth of July weekend with a trio of events in Ohio and Kentucky. The weekend opened on Thursday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the annual Night the Stars Come Out, which posted a $5,000 top prize for Super Late Model competitors. Dustin finished second in his heat race behind Jackie Boggs, earning him a spot in the redraw for the feature. Linville was the recipient of the sixth starting spot in the finale, unfortunately a flat tire in the main event would bring his night to an early end. He was credited with a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown. Full results from the event are available at www.AtomicSpeedway.net

1On Friday night action shifted to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the annual Independence 50, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Thirty-three Super Late Model registered for the $10,000-to-win program, and heat race action left Dustin one spot short of locking into the finale. As a result he would have to run a b-main where a second place finish locked him into the nineteenth starting spot on the feature grid. When the main event went green, Dustin progressively worked his way forward, and was running thirteenth when a late race caution would stack the field back up. The Delaware style double-file restart left Linville hung out the outside as the field came back to green. With the inside groove being the preferred line throughout much of the race Dustin quickly fell backwards and ultimately retired to a 24th place finish with ten laps to go. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky), as the LOLMDS tour made their first ever visit to the historic Eastern Kentucky facility. Thirty-four entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval for the $10,000-to-win event, as Linville once again fell short of locking into the 50 lap feature via heat race action. Unfortunately the Bryantsville, Kentucky native failed to reach a transfer spot in the b-main, bringing his night to a disappointing early end.

Full results from Portsmouth Raceway Park and 201 Speedway are available at www.LucasDirt.com