Ricky Thornton Jr

Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) – July 6th, 2022. (Heath Lawson photo)
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7/9/2022

7/9/2022

Ricky Thornton Jr.


Seventh-place finish in Gopher 50 finale at Deer Creek Speedway

SSI Motorsports and Ricky Thornton Jr. made the short trip to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Wednesday to compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on the quarter-mile oval. (Heath Lawson photo)

Relying on a provisional into the $10,000-to-win A-Main after getting a slow start to the evening, Thornton passed 16 cars in the 50-lapper to score a seventh-place finish.

On Thursday afternoon at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.), Ricky followed up an eighth-to-fifth run in his heat with a consolation victory. Starting the preliminary feature in 18th, Thornton gained nine spots to finish ninth.

For Friday’s $5,000-to-win preliminary, Thornton improved three spots from the 17th-starting position in the 25-lap feature, crossing the line in 14th.

Rolling off on the fourth row for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 via preliminary points, Ricky clawed forward one spot in the 75-lap affair to register a seventh-place finish.

Ricky sits in third in the latest LOLMDS point standings.

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