Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 15, 12:29 pm)
Thornton gets first MLRA win at Davenport
- Ricky Thornton Jr.
- Tony Toste
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Garrett Alberson
- Jeremiah Hurst
- Justin Duty
- Daniel Hilsabeck
- Blair Nothdurft
- Jordan Yaggy
- Justin Reed
- Bob Gardner
- Brennon Willard
- Jake Timm
- Chris Kratzer
- Mason Oberkramer
- Jason Papich
- Chris Simpson
- Spencer Diercks
- Mike Chasteen Jr.
- Tim Simpson
- Larry Clawson
- Dave Eckrich
- Chad Simpson
- Rickey Frankel
Arizona-turned-Iowa driver Ricky Thornton Jr. won at Davenport.
What won the race: Outside front-row starter Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., scored his first career Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Associaton victory Friday at Davenport Speedway, outrunning sixth-starting Tony Toste and Tony Jackson Jr. Thornton, who races out of Adel, Iowa, finished 1.691 seconds ahead of Toste to claim $3,000.
Quotable: “I could see they were kind of blowing right rears and I never felt like mine ever started chunking out real bad. One time I had a bad stumble off four and I didn’t know if it was a tire or the carburetor, so then I really started thinking," Thornton said. "I started driving a lot straighter at the end and it felt a lot better.”
Key notes: Thornton repelled early challenges from Jackson, who had a deflating tire in the closing laps. ... Spencer Diercks was running in fourth when he suffered a flat right-rear tire with six laps remaining. … Sixth-starting Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, retired during the lap-24 caution. … The Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association returned to action after nearly a month break with a weekend doubleheader in Iowa. … The weekend’s action will go from one extreme to another as drivers tackle Davenport’s quarter-mile oval on Friday before heading to the half-mile West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday night. …
On the move: Garrett Alberson of Las Cruces, N.M., started 22nd and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Thornton’s SSI Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements engine and sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Dyno One, Excel Floor Covering, Certified Inspection Service, D&E Outside Services, Dienes-Nitz Solutions & Powdercoating, Sub-Surface of Indiana, West Side Tractor Sales, Shelby Materials and Slicker Graphics.
Points chase: After Davenport: 1. Tony Jackson Jr. (1,125); 2. Garrett Alberson (1,050); 3. Jason Papich (1,040); 4. Billy Moyer (905); 5. Tony Toste (890).
Current weather: Clear, 64°F
Car count: 33
Fast qualifier: Ricky Thornton Jr.
Time: 14.900 seconds
Polesitter: Tony Jackson Jr.
Heat race winners: Tony Jackson Jr., Chris Simpson, Ricky Thornton Jr., Spencer Diercks
Next series race: May 15, West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, IA) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.