Top-10 finish in Independence 50 at Portsmouth

Ricky Thornton Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday afternoon at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the Independence 50. Drawing 25 Late Models, Thornton Jr. passed three cars in his heat race to place fourth. Earning the 10th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky held his spot for…

Sixth-place finish in Dream opener at Eldora

Ricky Thornton Jr. and the SSI Motorsports team visited Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream with four nights of racing. With the 74-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Thornton Jr. clocked in 14th fastest in his group…

Rough track sidelines RTJ at Circle City

Friday night found SSI Motorsports pilot Ricky Thornton Jr. in action at Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Ind.) as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series made its debut at the brand new quarter-mile oval. After rough track conditions bounced him back to seventh in his heat race, Thornton Jr. elected to save his…

RTJ marches to fifth-place finish at 300 Raceway

On Friday afternoon Ricky Thornton Jr. and SSI Motorsports invaded 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Truck Country 50. With 28 Late Models entered, Ricky came in sixth in his heat race before placing third in his B-Main. Rolling off 19th for the $12,000-to-win opening night feature, Thornton Jr.…