Thornton Stars On Canyon Dirt


PEORIA, Ariz. – Ricky Thornton Jr. continued his mastery of the third-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval by winning Saturday night’s IMCA Modified feature during the Spring Speed Event.

While Thornton Jr. bested the modified ranks once again, Matt Lundy struck for a win in Challenge Cup Sprint Cars as well with Matt Martinez triumphant in the Factory Stocks, David Harrington handling the Renegades and Tony Martin victorious in the Dwarf Cars.

Thornton Jr. rallied from four rows deep for his sixth overall CSP win of 2014 ahead of Cody Center with George Fronsman, Jeremy Thornton and Clifton Maggard in the top five.

Matt Lundy also race from the seventh starting position to take Challenge Cup Sprint Car honors ahead of Dennis Giles and Kevin Keefer while Matt Martinez took advantage of a front row starting position to win the Pure Stock main event ahead of 12th-starter Chris McCurdy Jr. and Zack Madrid.

David Harrington held off 11th-starter Tate Allen and Joe Peterson for Renegade honors while Tony Martin rallied from 11th to take the Dwarf Car win ahead of 14th-starter Kevin Cain and Cory Brown.

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