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Ricky Thornton Jr. Scores Spring 50 $10,000 Win at Florence

LOLMDS Action Resumes this Weekend at Atomic and Brownstown

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (03/18/24) – Ricky Thornton Jr. entered his first event in three weeks on Saturday evening at Florence Speedway and made the most of the opportunity with a $10,000 victory in the Spring 50 with his SSI Motorsports / Coltman Farms / Hoker Trucking No. 20RT Dyno One Inc. / Excel Floor Covering / Sub-Surface of Indiana / Longhorn Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Arizona native led all 50 circuits for his second-career Spring 50 triumph and fourth win of the 2024 season.

“Thank you (James Essex) for putting this whole deal on,” Thornton said, praising the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announcer who has brought back the NALMS. “I thought the track was pretty good. I really didn’t know if the bottom (line) was going to clean up again, or not, but we got to race there for a little bit. I thought the track was pretty awesome. There was a couple small holes, but nothing crazy.”

Gearing up for the upcoming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader, Ricky Thornton Jr. invaded Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Saturday for the 48th annual Spring 50.

In a field of 32 Northern Allstars Late Model Series entries, Ricky followed up the second-fastest qualifying effort with a dominant victory in his 10-lap heat race.

Leading flag-to-flag in the 50-lap feature, Thornton fended off Mike Marlar following a late restart to secure his second career Spring 50 triumph and his fourth win of the 2024 season. He earned a $10,000 payday ahead of Marlar, Josh Rice, Tyler Erb, and Jason Jameson.

Full results from the event are available at

The team now is ready to resume Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series action this Friday and Saturday with ventures in Ohio and Indiana. On Friday the $12,000-to-win Buckeye Spring 50 is set for Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio), while Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway hosts the $15,000-to-win Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday.

Thornton Jr. currently holds a 5-point advantage atop the latest series standings.

For more information on the weekend as well as the latest series’ standings please visit

Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: SSI Motorsports, Dyno One, Excel Floor Covering, Coltman Farms, Hoker Trucking, Certified Inspection Service (CSI), High Performance Lubricants, Big River Steel, Van Meter Insurance Group, Varsitee Screen Printing, West Side Tractor Sales Co., Sub-Surface of Indiana, Midwest Sheet Metal, D&E Outside Services, Lethal Chassis, Dylan Earven Foundation, EMD Wraps, Brembo, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Driveshafts, Barnes Systems, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, The Joie of Seating, Earnhardt Technologies, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hoosier Tire, Performance Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, NAPA (Morgantown – Bargersville), Swift Springs, Bilstein, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Ricky Thornton Jr. on social media at on Facebook, and on Twitter at



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