On Monday, Ricky Thornton Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. for the 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals.
In a stout field of 76 entries for the opening round of the six-race affair, Ricky fell just short of transferring into the $5,000-to-win A-Main, ending his night early.
For another $5,000-to-win program on Tuesday, Thronton followed up the fifth-fastest lap in his time trial group with a third-place finish in his heat race. Earning the 16th starting position for the A-Main, Ricky faded to a 20th place finish.
The following night, Ricky failed to reach a transfer spot via preliminary events and would utilize a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisional to lock into the 28th starting position on the feature grid. After Mother Nature postponed the $7,000-to-win event to Thursday night, Thornton mounted a convincing charge through the field, advancing 22 positions to register a sixth-place outing.
In Thursday’s regularly scheduled program, Ricky grabbed the third and final transfer spot in his heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the $7,000-to-win feature. Marching forward seven spots in the 40-lapper, Thornton crossed the finish line in seventh.
On Friday evening, Thornton raced to a 14th place finish, while Saturday’s $15,000-to-win finale saw Ricky pass 13 cars to record a solid tenth-place finish.
For the final round of the 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals on Saturday, Thornton fell just short of a transfer position in his heat race. Placing second in the B-Main, Ricky earned the 23rd starting position for the $15,000-to-win finale. Marching forward 13 spots in the 50-lap affair, Thornton recorded a tenth-place finish.
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