Ricky Thornton Jr

Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – Show-Me 100 – May 27-28th, 2022. (Heath Lawson photo)


Ricky Thornton Jr

Ricky Thornton Jr. scores runner-up finish in Show-Me 100

With Thursday’s Cowboy Classic falling to Mother Nature, Ricky Thornton Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson. (Heath Lawson photo)

Drawing a stout field of 63 cars for the 30th annual Show-Me 100 weekend, Ricky edged his way into the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 14th, Thornton Jr. passed nine cars in the 30-lap affair to finish fifth. He followed Johnny Scott, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Hudson O’Neal to the checkers.

With his fifth-place finish on Friday night placing him on the third row for the $50,000-to-win Show-Me 100 finale, Ricky stole the lead from Jonathan Davenport on lap 63 but surrendered the top spot to Davenport three circuits later. He went onto place second in the 100-lapper, following Chris Ferguson across the line with Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Chad Simpson completing the Top-5 finishers.

Ricky is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.

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