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Dustin Linville Dandy in 23rd Annual Fall Classic at Ponderosa Speedway

Ponderosa SpeedwayJunction City, KY-October 12, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway concluded its 2013 racing season on Saturday evening with the 23rd Annual Fall Classic and Dustin Linville of Lancaster, KY would take his win in the event and pick up the $5,000 payday. Other feature event winners for the evening included Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds and Allen Hackworth, Jr. of Waco, KY in D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman.

In Super Late Model action, Brad Neat and Dustin Linville would battle side-by-side on the opening lap of the 50 lap contest, with Neat taking the lead on lap 2 and setting a rapid pace, as he began lapping slower traffic on lap 9. Fifth place runner Skylar Marlar would draw the initial caution of the event when he slowed on the frontchute. The restart saw Neat continue to hold the top spot, with Linville and Greg Johnson in pursuit as fourth place Dustin Neat would slow to draw another caution flag. By lap 20, Neat still held the lead, followed by Linville, Johnson, Michael Chilton, and David Webb. Neat began working traffic again on lap 22 and disaster would strike Neat on lap 29 when he contacted the car of Jeff Watson as he attempted to lap him, spinning him around and drawing the caution flag. Neat would be charged with the caution and sent to the rear of the field, giving Linville the race lead. The restart would Johnson, Chilton, Webb giving chase, while Victor Lee and Justin Rattliff dueled for fifth. The next caution waved on lap 32 when Shannon Thornsberry grabbed the concrete wall in turn four, ending his night. The restart would see third place Chilton rolls to the infield with mechanical issues and fifth place running Rattliff would draw the final caution of the event when mechanical woes halted his mount in turn one. Linville would pull away from the field over the final 10 laps, while Neat mounted a charge to the front, taking third place on lap 47. Linville would see the checkered flag first aboard the Terry Linville owned Maco Electric/Paul Benton Auto Body/Graphic Impressions/Bruce and Vicki Barnes/FastWax/Cookie Monster Power Plants/4B Motorsports/Linville’s Finish Carpentry/Wayne Bowen Racing Supply/Pinetop Motors/Bennett’s Car Care/JumpStart Communications/DJ Safety sponsored #D8 Swartz Race Car powered by a Bullock Race Engine. Johnson and Neat would tangle exiting turn four coming to the finish, with Neat taking second as Johnson pushed him across the finish line sideways. Webb would take fourth, with Lee completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Brandon Kinzer, 13th starting James Rice, 19th starting Chris Combs, 17th starting Stephen Breeding, and 21st starting Jeff Watson. Linville would also be the top qualifier among 36 entries at 13.732 seconds and win his heat, while Brad Neat, Marlar, and Johnson won the other heats. B-Mains were taken by Breeding and Dan Schlieper, while provisionals went to Watson (track points), Jerry Rutherford (time), and Derek Fisher (highest finisher from Friday’s event not in the show).

The 35 lap, $2,000 to win Modified main event would see Tommy Bailey take the race lead, with Bryan Barber eventually going to second and this pair would battles inches apart and work traffic masterfully, sometimes producing three and four wide action. Barber would take the lead on lap 24 and fend off challenges from Josh Rice to score the win in his B&B Motorsports/All Star Performance/ Bilstein Shocks/Maximum Energy Development/Hypercoils/Frankland Racing Equipment sponsored #10 Bandit Race Car, Jay Dickens Race Engines powered entry. Rice would come in second, while Bailey, Jimmy Payne, and Benji Lee completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Michael England, John Burdette, Don Adams, Matthew Jordan, and Brandon Thirlby. Thirty-four entries saw Lee as top qualifier at 15.045 seconds, while heat race wins fell to England, Bailey, Barber, and Rice. Gerald Haynes, Jr. and Scott Lemaster won the B-Mains, while provisional starters were Brad Schlosser (time), Brent Denny (time), and Tommy Turner (highest finisher from Friday’s event not in the show).

Allen Hackworth, Jr. would lead all 20 circuits on the $500 to win Sportsman event and pick up his victory at the track in the seat of his Jones Garage/Willis Fencing sponsored #33 Chevy Monte Carlo mount. Russ Gabbert would take runner-up honors, while Jeremy Howard, Derek Bottoms, and Goble Bertram completed the top five. The rest of the top ten would be Troy Scott, Robbie Perkins, Jim Ison, Nathaniel Mullins, and Anthony Wiseman. Twenty-one entries would see Hackworth, Jr. also be top qualifier at 16.050 seconds and win his heat, while Ison and Glen Hounshell, Jr. won the other heats.

SUMMARY-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Kentucky-October 12, 2013

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models (36 entries) Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Dustin Linville 13.732 Country 100.9 MIKE FM 1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Dustin Linville, Michael Chilton, Shannon Thornsberry, James Rice, Jeff Watson, Dennis Barton, Tommy Carlton, Chris Combs, Chris Fair Country 100.9 MIKE FM 2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Brad Neat, Dustin Neat, Brandon Kinzer, D.J. Wells, Stephen Breeding, Derek Fisher, Clarence Belcher, Daniel Dial, Ben Petrey Country 100.9 MIKE FM 3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Skylar Marlar, Victor Lee, Justin Rattliff, Todd Coffman, Dan Schlieper, Jeff Rawlings, Jerry Rutherford, Chris Ruble, Michael Jantz Country 100.9 MIKE FM 4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Greg Johnson, David Webb, Dennis Roberson, Lee Logan, Brandon Thirlby, Tommy Bailey, Dion Benningfield, Bill Tinch, Jimmy Crabtree Airport Road Salvage Yard 1st B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Stephen Breeding, Chris Combs, Jeff Watson, Clarence Belcher, Dennis Barton, Tommy Carlton, Daniel Dial, Ben Petrey, Chris Fair, Derek Fisher Airport Road Salvage Yard 2nd B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Dan Schlieper, Brandon Thirlby, Jeff Rawlings, Jerry Rutherford, Chris Ruble, Dion Benningfield, Bill Tinch, Michael Jantz, Tommy Bailey, Jimmy Crabtree
Provisionals- Jeff Watson (track points), Jerry Rutherford (time), Derek Fisher (highest finisher from Friday’s event not in the show) 23rd Annual Fall Classic- Dustin Linville, Brad Neat, Greg Johnson, David Webb, Victor Lee, Brandon Kinzer, James Rice, Chris Combs, Stephen Breeding, Jeff Watson, Brandon Thirlby, Justin Rattliff, Todd Coffman, Dennis Roberson, Michael Chilton, Shannon Thornsberry, Jerry Rutherford, D.J. Wells, Derek Fisher, Dustin Neat, Skylar Marlar, Lee Logan, Dan Schlieper

Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds (34 entries) Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Benji Lee 15.045 Inter County Energy 1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Michael England, Benji Lee, Matthew Jordan, Keith Smith, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Brad Schlosser, Kenny Reams, Joe Wagner, Rocky Wilson Inter County Energy 2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Tommy Bailey, Jimmy Payne, John Burdette, Billy Meredith, Brandon Thirlby, Kevin Mayabb, Brian Ramsey, Tommy Turner, Scott Wells Inter County Energy 3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Bryan Barber, Cameron Marlar, Jimmy Crabtree, Al Kiernan, Dustin Duncan, Tim Patrick, A.J. Reams, Blake Brown Inter County Energy 4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Josh Rice, Don Adams, Jason Wagner, James Grigsby, Brent Denny, Scott Lemaster, Stacey Decker, Chris Woodruff Redi Mart Shell 1st B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Gerald Haynes, Jr., Brandon Thirlby, Brad Schlosser, Tommy Turner, Kevin Mayabb, Kenny Reams, Brian Ramsey, Scott Wells Redi Mart Shell 2nd B-Main (top 2 transfer)- Scott Lemaster, Blake Brown, Tim Patrick, Brent Denny, Stacey Decker, A.J. Reams, Chris Woodruff, Dustin Duncan
Provisionals- Brad Schlosser (time), Brent Denny (time), Tommy Turner (highest finisher from Friday evening not in the show)
A-Main/Feature- Bryan Barber, Josh Rice, Tommy Bailey, Jimmy Payne, Benji Lee, Michael England, John Burdette, Don Adams, Matthew Jordan, Brandon Thirlby, Scott Lemaster, Blake Brown, Al Kiernan, Brad Schlosser, Jason Wagner, James Grigsby, Brent Denny, Tommy Turner, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Billy Meredith, Cameron Marlar, Keith Smith (DNS- Jimmy Crabtree)

D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman (21 entries) Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Allen Hackworth, Jr. 16.050 Northside RV 1st Heat- Allen Hackworth, Jr., Derek Bottoms, Troy Scott, John Cole, Anthony Wiseman, Clay Reece, Robbie Perkins Northside RV 2nd Heat- Jim Ison, Russ Gabber, Donnie Sullivan, Nathaniel Mullins, Jeff Farmer, Terry Cheeks, Josh Martin Northside RV 3rd Heat- Glen HOunshell, Jr., Jeremy Howard, Goble Bertram, Glen Branham, Johnny King, Darrell Cain
A-Main/Feature- Allen Hackworth, Jr., Russ Gabbert, Jeremy Howard, Derek Bottoms, Goble Bertram, Troy Scott, Robbie Perkins, Jim Ison, Nathaniel Mills, Anthony Wiseman, Glen Branham, Donnie Sullivan, Jeff Farmer, John Cole, Clay Reece, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Josh Martin, Terry Cheeks, Darrell Cain (DNS-Johnny King, Ricky Epperson)

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