Ricky Thornton Jr. added yet another feature win to his collection on Friday night in the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series at the The Dirt Track in Charlotte. A mid-race pass on Chris Madden opened the door for the No. 20RT to make its way to victory lane.
The Longhorn Chassis driver from Martinsville, Indiana earned $15,000 for his efforts on the track located in Concord, NC.
A total of 74 cars were signed in for competition
Group A Results- 1. Scott Bloomquist(15.648), 2. Chris Madden, 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., 4. Drake Troutman, 5. Brian Shirley, 6. Mike Marlar, 7. Daulton Wilson, 8. Cody Overton, 9. Shane Clanton, 10. Brandon Overton
Group B Results- 1. Dale McDowell(15.696), 2. Nick Hoffman, 3. Garrett Smith, 4. Tim McCreadie, 5. Brandon Sheppard, 6. Trent Ivey, 7. Mason Zeigler, 8. Cade Dillard, 9. Carson Ferguson, 10. Jimmy Owens
Heat 1 Results: 1. Drake Troutman, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Brandon Overton
Heat 2 Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Bobby Pierce
Heat 3 Results: 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., 2. Mike Marlar, 3. Shane Clanton
Heat 4 Results: 1. Dale McDowell, 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Jimmy Owens
Heat 5 Results: 1. Cade Dillard, 2. Nick Hoffman, 3. Spencer Hughes
Heat 6 Results: 1. Garrett Smith, 2. Carson Ferguson, 3. Kyle Bronson
Last Chance Showdown 1 Finish: 1. Daulton Wilson, 2. Chris Ferguson
Last Chance Showdown 2 Finish: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Ethan Dotson
Last Chance Showdown 3 Finish: 1. Dennis Erb Jr., 2. Hudson O’Neal
WoO Redraw Results: 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Thornton, 4. Dillard, 5. Smith, 6. Troutman
Feature Re-cap: The 35-lap feature got underway with Madden jetting to the lead with Thornton, McDowell, Bloomquist and Dillard trailing. McCreadie took fifth on the second lap pushing Dillard out of the top-5.
On lap 6, McDowell got by Thornton for second and set off after Madden until a lap 9 caution for a flat tire on the Davenport car brought out a caution.
On the restart, Thornton moved back to second behind Madden. Further back, Bloomquist slipped out of the top-5 as Shirley and McCreadie went by.
By lap 17, Thornton had made up the distance on Madden and drew right to his rear spoiler. As the two cars began to catch the tail of the field, Madden slipped up the track and opened the door for Thornton on lap 19. The No. 20RT seized the opportunity and grabbed the lead.
But the race was not over. With everyone hugging the bottom lane, the top-3 of Thornton, Madden and McDowell were running in tight formation on lap 25. Ultimately, however, Thornton was able to maintain the lead as he cruised to the win.
Click the play button below to hear our post-race interview with Ricky Thornton Jr.
Feature Results: 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., 2. Dale McDowell, 3. Chris Madden, 4. Tim McCreadie, 5. Brian Shirley, 6. Mike Marlar, 7. Scott Bloomquist, 8. Garrett Smith, 9. Cade Dillard, 10. Daulton Wilson, 11. Bobby Pierce, 12. Hudson O’Neal, 13. Jimmy Owens, 14. Nick Hoffman, 15. Carson Ferguson, 16. Spencer Hughes, 17. Chris Ferguson, 18. Brandon Overton, 19. Brandon Sheppard, 20. Kyle Bronson, 21. Dennis Erb Jr., 22. Shane Clanton, 23. Brent Larson, 24. Jonathan Davenport, 25. Tanner English, 26. Ethan Dotson, 27. Ryan Gustin, 28. Drake Troutman
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