Canyon Speedway Park
Ricky Thornton captures Canyon opener
PEORIA, Ariz. (Sept. 3) — Reigning series champion Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., rallied from his seventh starting spot Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park for his third victory of the season on the Total Seal Late Model Dirt Racing Series.
Thornton earned $1,000 for his eighth career victory as the Arizona-based tour ran the first of a Labor Day weekend doubleheader at the 3/8-mile oval.
Outside front-row starter John Cornell of Phoenix, Ariz., finsihed second with Anthony Madrid of Phoenix in third. Jeremy Thornton and Tommy Hussak III rounded out the top five finishers. Polesitter Keith Noyes of Tucson ended up 12th.
Total Seal @ Canyon: (1) Ricky Thornton Jr., (2) John Cornell, (3) Anthony Madrid, (4) Jeremy Thornton, (5) Tommy Hussak III, (6) Bud Grossenbacher, (7) Lonnie Parker Jr., (8) Keith McKinney, (9) Brad Williams, (10) Jerry Fincher, (11) Wes Hall, (12) Keith Noyes, (13) Chris Duchak, (14) Joey Moriarty, (15) Justin Thornton, (16) James Chavez, (17) Greg Jelvik. Heat race winners (among 17 cars): Parker, Moriarty, Madrid.