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Daily Dirt 06/01/2023 09:49:13

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June 7
Southern New Mexico Speedway,
Las Cruces, NM
Sanction: Championship Dirt Motorsports - $1,200
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated June 8, 3:50 am)
Red-hot Thornton continues western roll
  1. Ricky Thornton Jr.
  2. Garrett Alberson
  3. Billy Roy Harris
  4. Dana Fite
  5. Sherman Barnett
  6. James Laing
  7. Rick Ortega
  8. Craig Parker
  9. Dave Deetz
  10. Jeff Whyman
  11. Jon Ortega
  12. Nita Deetz
  13. Cliff Hansen
  14. Greg Jelvik
  15. Sean Bray
  16. Scott Logston
  17. Marshall Miles
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What won the race: Winning his fourth straight Late Model start, fourth-starting Ricky Thornton Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., rolled to a $1,200 Championship Dirt Motorsports victory. Thornton also won Friday's event at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park.
Key notes: Runner-up Garrett Alberson returned to his hometown track for the first time since relocating to Shreveport, La., and taking a job in Ronnie Stuckey's shop. ... Thornton swept Memorial Day weekend action on the West Coast Late Model Shootout tour at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. ... Southern New Mexico hosted its first of two series events. ... CDM competitors return on Aug. 16 for another $1,200-to-win event.
On the move: 15th-starting James Laing of Tucson, Ariz., improved nine spots to finish sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Thornton's Jeff Manka-owned Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Affordable Powder Coating, MDM Accenting Services, Site Lite Mag Laser and Sunoco Race Fuels.
Points chase: Lonnie Parker Jr. of El Mirage, Ariz., topped the series standings entering this weekend's events, which he skipped.
Car count: 17
Polesitter: Rick Ortega
Heat race winners: Scott Logston, Dana Fite, Ricky Thornton Jr.
Next series race: June 14, Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, AZ) $1,200
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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