Ricky Thornton Jr
Ricky Thornton Jr. finishes second with LOLMDS at Port Royal
Action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) continued for SSI Motorsports pilot Ricky Thornton Jr. on Friday evening with a doubleheader weekend at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.). (Heath Lawson photos)
With 51-car field divided into two groups for qualifying, Ricky laid down the second-fastest time in his group before placing first in his heat. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Thornton recorded a seventh-place finish in the 25-lap prelim.
On Saturday, Thornton outran Jonathan Davenport in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Taking part in a heated battle with Earl Pearson Jr. in the $50,000-to-win feature, Ricky led the race’s opening nine circuits but he was unable to track down Pearson late in the 50-lapper. He followed Pearson across the line with Gregg Satterlee rounding out the podium.
Ricky sits in third in the latest LOLMDS point standings.