Ricky Thornton Jr

Florence Speedway (Union, KY) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – North-South 100 – August 11th-13th, 2022. (Heath Lawson photo)


Ricky Thornton Jr

Fourth-place finish in North-South 100 at Florence Speedway

Ricky Thornton Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday evening at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) aboard the SSI Motorsports No. 20RT Late Model for the 40th annual North-South 100 weekend. (Heath Lawson photos)

With Thursday’s prelim falling to Mother Nature, Ricky followed up the fourth-fastest time in his group on Friday with a second-place finish in his heat. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Thornton dropped two spots to finish sixth.

For the finale on Saturday, Thornton secured his spot into the $75,000-to-win North-South with a runner-up finish in his heat race. Advancing forward seven positions in the 100-lap affair, Ricky reeled in a fourth-place finish. He followed Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, and Dale McDowell across the line with Mike Marlar coming in fifth.

Ricky sits in third in the latest LOLMDS point standings.

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