Dustin Linville the Ultimate Heart of America Series “Bluegrass Nationals” at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway on Saturday night.
Linville posted the second fastest lap in time trails before grabbing a heat race win to earn the third starting position for the $10,000-to-win main event. Ryan Roberts Photo
Dustin went on to finish second behind Zack Dohm in a special Jackie Boggs look-alike No. 4B. Scott James, Devin Gilpin, and Tyler Carpenter rounded out the Top-5.
On the day the 51-year-old Boggs was laid to rest following his sudden passing, the Top-3 knew it was a fitting finish to have a white No. 4B take the checkers one final time.
Linville, who ran second the final 10 laps and a fellow Swartz Race Car driver with Boggs along with Dohm for many seasons, was proud to run behind the winner on a special night.
“Any time you second to that guy right there, he’s been pretty dominant this year. And we’ve been pretty sucky to be honest. It feels pretty good, actually to be out here talking on the microphone,” Linville said. “Me and (Dohm), pretty much (Boggs) was our mentor in racing, and we lost him (last) weekend. I was telling my wife when we was coming back from the funeral today, (how could it be better) than for me and him to run 1-2, whether he won or I won. He’s a good friend of mine and we owe a lot of our racing careers to Jackie Boggs. I think he’s smiling down on his. I think he’d like that one.”
Full results from this event are available at www.UltimateSupers.com.