Newsmaker of the Week / / Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Seldom, if ever, has one driver so thoroughly dominated a racing weekend as Ricky Thornton, Jr. did with the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series. In back-to-back 40-lap races, at Georgetown and Port Royal Speedways, Thornton led every lap of each feature, demoralizing his rivals.

The only thing that stopped Thornton last weekend was the rainy weather that forced Hagerstown Speedway to scuttle their race. For two nights of perfect work, Ricky Thornton, Jr. collected $29,849. He left northeastern fans in awe and fellow Lucas Oil Series racers as well as regional Super Late Model teams scratching their heads.

Ricky Thornton, Jr. was overwhelming – and Newsmaking!