Top-10 finish in Topless 100 at Batesville

After Mother Nature eliminated Thursday’s opener, Ricky Thornton Jr. was one of 47 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) on Friday for the 29th annual Comp Cams Topless 100. Following the fifth fastest qualifying lap, Thornton Jr. scored a second-place finish in his heat. Starting…

Early exit in Pete Abell Memorial at Ponderosa

On Friday afternoon SSI Motorsports pilot Ricky Thornton Jr. visited Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Ky.) for the Valvoline Iron-Man Series-sanctioned Pete Abell Memorial. In a field of 24 cars, Thornton Jr. edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his B-Main. With recent rain showers making for rough track conditions, Ricky…