Linville Kicks Off 2015 Season with LOLMDS at Atomic and Brownstown
1(March 21st, 2015) Dustin Linville and the Linville Racing team officially kicked off their 2015 campaign on Friday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio).

The $10,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), drew a talent-laden field of forty Super Late Models to the 3/8-mile oval. Preliminary action saw Dustin registering a fourth place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the thirteenth starting position for the 50-lap finale. Linville went on to battle around mid-pack for much of the event before crossing the finish line in tenth.

Action shifted to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) on Saturday night as the team took part in the $10,000-to-win, 18th Annual Indiana Icebreaker, which was also sanctioned by the LOLMDS. Forty Super Late Models registered for battle, and via his qualifying efforts Dustin started fifth in the second heat race. He went on to finish fourth, earning him the fifteenth starting spot for the 50-lap lap main event. Unfortunately, passing became difficult in the feature and Linville would settle into an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown.

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New Rooster Swag Now Available; Team Preps for Ambitious 2015 Season!
(February 27th, 2015) The newest Dustin Linville t-shirts and hoodies are now available! Visit the Apparel section today to view the latest Rooster swag and details on ordering your #D8 merchandise!

Linville is set to open his 2015 campaign March 13th-14th with a trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for a doubleheader that will be held during the 2nd Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic. Action includes a $5,000-to-win race on Friday night followed by a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday with the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour. For more information on the events please visit

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Linville Settles for Runner-Up Finish in Florence Speedway's Fall 50
1(October 25th, 2014) The Linville Racing team trekked north on Saturday evening to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the annual Fall 50. Steve Alcorn Photo

The $5,000-to-win, season finale at the 1/2 mile oval drew a strong field of thirty-eight Super Late Models. Dustin drew the seventh starting spot for his heat race before charging to a second place finish behind Eric Wells. With passing points determining the feature line-up, Linville was locked into fourth starting spot on the grid.

When the race went green, Dustin began to progressively work his way forward and would take control from early leader, Scott James on lap eleven. James would assume the position again one circuit later as Jason Jameson entered the mix to make for a three-way battle for the top spot.

The trio went to battle over the next ten laps before James started to fade and eventually made contact with the outside wall to end his chances at the victory. Twelfth starting Kent Robinson took his turn out front on lap 24 and would hold the position until Linville took control again with ten laps remaining.

As the laps were quickly winding down Dustin continued to show the way with a hard charging Jameson now in tow. Jameson had closed on the bumper of Linville as the white flag was displayed. As the duo entered turn three Jameson would slide by Linville, but Linville would dive to the inside off turn four. The two made contact as they raced down the front stretch door-to-door. At the checkered flag it was Jameson who crossed the finish line first while Linville settled in second. Ken Robinson, James Rice and Eric Wells rounded out the top five finishers.

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Dustin Linville Competes in Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth
1(October 19th, 2014) Dustin Linville and the #D8 team made the trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) over the weekend for the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship.

A talented field of eighty-nine entries filled the pit area at the 3/8 mile oval for the $50,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Via time trials on Friday night Dustin locked into the third starting spot for his heat race. He settled to a fourth place finish, which left him on spot short of the transfer and sent him to a b-main on Saturday.

Rain on Saturday would however force the program to be pushed to Sunday afternoon. Dustin stormed to a b-main victory from his front-row starting spot, earning him the 21st starting position on the grid for the 100 lap finale. Passing would become difficult in the main event, and in an effort to save his equipment Linville retired on lap 63 to a 25th place finish.

Full results from the event are available at

Linville Races to Runner-Up Finish in Halloween 50 at 201 Speedway
1(October 4th, 2014) The Linville Racing team entered the final event of the 2014 season at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky) on Saturday night.

Thirty-one Super Late Models converged on the historic oval of the $3,000-to-win program. Dustin timed in second overall during qualifications, and later won his heat race to lock into the outside-front-row for the finale. Linville lead more than halfway in the main event before fourth starting, Jackie Boggs took control. Boggs win on to claim the win, while Linville settled in the runner-up position. Brandon Kinzer, Brandon Fouts and Chris Combs rounded out the top five finishers.

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Dustin Linville Back in Victory Lane at Ponderosa; Bags $3,000 Payday!
1(September 27th, 2014) Dustin Linville was back in familiar territory on Saturday night at the team entered the annual Red Clay Bash at their home track of Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky).

The unsanctioned, $3,000-to-win program drew a field of eighteen Super Late Models to the 3/8 mile oval, and Dustin started his night by rocketing to fast time honors, despite contact with outside wall. In heat race action Linville saw a right-rear tire blowout which resulted in a fourth place finish, positioning him starting tenth in the 35 lap feature.

In the main event, a trio of cautions had slowed the pace by lap 12 as Linville had already made his way up to the third position. Linville slipped past Cameron Marlar for second at the halfway point before the caution waved again on lap 22. On the restart race-long leader, Brad Neat and Linville began to pull away from the field as the duo went to battle for the top spot. Neat would push high in turn-three on lap 30, opening the door for Linville to take control. Dustin led the final five circuits to take home the $3,000 payday over Neat, Marlar, Johnny Wheeler and Greg Johnson.

"I have to say thanks to all who helped on the car and made this win come together! A lot of hard work, but sure paid off!" said Linville.

Full results from the event are available at

Linville Visits Brownstown Speedway for 35th Annual Jackson 100
1(September 20th, 2014) Dustin and the Linville Racing team traveled to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) over the weekend for the 35th Annual Jackson 100.

A stout field of forty-seven Super Late Models converged on the historic, 1/4 mile oval for the event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Friday night's program was highlighted by Miller Welders Time Trials for the LOLMDS competitors, as the team struggled with the setup on their new Swartz Race Cars entry. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

A poor qualifying left Dustin starting deep in the second heat race however, the Bryantsville, Kentucky ace mounted a strong charge to finish fifth. Falling one spot short of a transfer position, Linville was forced to run a b-main. He went on to finish second behind Dale McDowell in the b-main to lock into the nineteenth starting spot for the 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale. Linville battled around mid-pack for much of the event before ultimately retiring on lap 76 to a 20th place finish.

Full results from the event are available at

Dustin Linville Makes First World 100 Start at Eldora Speedway!
1(September 6th, 2014) Dustin Linville made the trek to the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) over the weekend for the 44th Annual World 100. (Mark Schaefer Photo)

Action opened on Thursday night as 112 entries looked to do battle in the program that saw the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win events, and qualifications resulted in Dustin starting third in his heat race. He slipped to a fourth place finish, which sent him to a b-main. In the b-main he registered a third place finish, locking him into the 23rd starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. During the course of the feature Linville advanced nine spots to a fourteenth place finish.

Friday evening's program was again highlighted by a pair of $5,000-to-win events, and Linville would fail to reach a transfer spot via heat race action, sending him to a b-main. He advanced from his sixth starting spot to finish fourth in the b-main, but only the top three finishers moved on to the feature as his night came to an early end.

The finale for the crown jewel was held on Saturday evening as heat race line-ups were determined from a driver's best performance in qualifying on the two previous nights. As a result, Dustin found himself starting eleventh in his heat race. He would advance to a sixth place finish in the heat, leaving him short locking into the main event and forcing him to run a b-main. In the b-main, Linville mounted a convincing charge from his ninth starting spot to finish second, earning him the 23rd starting spot in the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale. He ultimately retired early from the main event to a 30th place finish in the final rundown.

"We just made the wrong tire choice for the feature and decided to pull in, but what an awesome experience! I have to give a huge thanks to my crew, sponsors, and all the fans. Without them none of this would be possible," said Linville following his first career World 100 start.

Full results from the weekend are available at