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Ricky Thornton Jr. (20r) races under Jimmy Owens Saturday at Florence Speedway in Kentucky. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Thornton Cashes $10,000 Florence Check

UNION, Ky. — Ricky Thornton Jr. was the big winner in the 45th annual Spring 50 dirt late model race at Florence Speedway Saturday night.

Thornton grabbed the lead from Jimmy Owens with seven laps remaining and led the remainder of the distance en route to a $10,000 payday.

Bobby Pierce came on strong at the end to finish second, with Owens, Darrell Lanigan and Tyler Erb rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Ricky Thornton Jr., Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Tyler Erb, Greg Johnson, Stormy Scott, Devin Gilpin, Mike Bores, Tristan Chamberlain, Brian Shirley, Robby Hensley, Dustin Linville, Trevor Landrum, Hudson O’Neal, Josh Rice, Mike Vandermark, P.J. Simpson, Curt Addison, Justin Rattliff.

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