Ricky Thornton Jr. Stays Red Hot with All-Tech Raceway LOLMDS Triumph
Weiland Industries Winternationals Await at East Bay Raceway Park

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (02/06/23) – Ricky Thornton Jr. continued his early season hot streak on Saturday night with a $15,000 triumph aboard his SSI Motorsports / Hoker Trucking No. 20RT Dyno One Inc. / Excel Floor Covering / Sub-Surface of Indiana/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

His hard-fought victory marked his second of the season in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competition and came at All-Tech Raceway. With the win he also took over the Midwest Sheet Metal point lead with the series for the first time in his career.

“Man, I love this place (All-Tech Raceway). It’s such a challenging track to figure out. I’m not totally sure that there’s even a good line down in (turns) one and two, but I found a good line late down in (turns) three and four, especially on those restarts. Max (Blair) had a really good car but I was able to get back around him on the topside on a restart,” shared Thornton Jr. who retook the lead for good on a lap 30 restart. “This SSI team is off to a great start this year, and now I’m fired up to head to East Bay (Raceway Park).”

SSI Motorsports and Ricky Thornton Jr. returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday afternoon at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) after wet weather wiped out Friday’s $12,000-to-win opener.

After claiming the Allstar Performance fast time honors in time trials, Thornton secured his spot into the A-Main with a heat race victory. He paced the first seven laps before surrendering the top spot to Shane Clanton on the eighth circuit. Nine laps later found Ricky catapulting back to the top spot before once again losing the top spot briefly to Max Blair on lap 28.

Regaining the lead from Max Blair following a lap-29 restart, Ricky turned back Tim McCreadie’s late charge to secure his second win of the season and a $15,000 prize. He edged McCreadie by 0.428 seconds at the line with Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Tyler Erb rounding the out the top-five.

On the heels of his victory, Ricky has taken over the lead atop the LOLMDS point standings.

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

SSI Motorsports thunders into East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.) this Monday – Saturday for the Wieland Industries 47th annual Winter Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. The six nights of racing includes the following docket:

Wed., Feb. 6: East Bay Raceway Park: $5,000-To-Win
Tues., Feb. 7: East Bay Raceway Park: $5,000-To-Win
Wed., Feb. 8: East Bay Raceway Park: $7,000-To-Win
Thurs., Feb. 9: East Bay Raceway Park: $10,000-To-Win
Fri., Feb. 10: East Bay Raceway Park: $12,000-To-Win
Sat., Feb. 11: East Bay Raceway Park: $15,000-To-Win

Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: SSI Motorsports, Dyno One, Excel Floor Covering, 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, Penske Racing Shocks, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at www.TwentyRT.com often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Ricky Thornton Jr. on social media at https://www.facebook.com/rickythorntonjrracing on Facebook, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RThornton20rt.

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Hudson O’Neal Finishes Sixth in LOLMDS Action at All-Tech Raceway
Rocket1 Racing Rolls into East Bay Raceway Park for Six Nights of Action

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (02/06/23) – Hudson O’Neal recorded a sixth-place finish on Saturday night at All-Tech Raceway Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

His performance marked his fourth Top-10 finish in six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) starts this season. O’Neal currently sits fifth in the latest series standings.

“We lost a few spots early in the feature because we went harder on tires than most everyone else, but we started rolling late and got back to sixth,” O’Neal said. “I always love going to East Bay (Raceway Park). Both my family and this team have a lot of great memories there.”

With persistent rain wiping out Friday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned program, Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal returned to action on Saturday afternoon at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.).

Drawing 45 cars to the 4/10-mile oval, O’Neal laid down the fifth-fastest time in his group before placing third in his heat. Earning the 10th-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Hudson slipped back early before clawing his way back to a sixth-place finish in the 50 lapper..

With his Saturday night performance, Hudson climbed to fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

This Monday – Saturday the team invades “The Clay by the Bay,” East Bay Raceway Park for six-straight nights of LOLMDS racing action. Monday and Tuesday’s programs are highlighted by $5,000-to-win features, while $7,000 is on the line on Wednesday. Thursday’s action features a $10,000 winner’s check, and the week rounds out on Friday ($12,000 to win) and Saturday ($15,000 to win).

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, WR1 Sim Chassis, O’Neal’s Salvage & Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, Performance Grading, E3 Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .

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