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Thornton Doubles in CSP Mothers Day Race for the Cure

by Lonnie Wheatley

 

PEORIA, Ariz. (May 9, 2015) Ricky Thornton, Jr., picked off a pair of feature wins at Saturday nights Fifth Annual Mothers Day Race for the Cure at Canyon Speedway Park as a total of 136 entries filled the pit area the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Thornton, Jr., raced from the tenth starting position in both the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds and Arizona Differential Pure Stocks for victory honors, other winners on the night included Daniel Romero in Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Cory Brown in Dwarf Cars, Kent Ewart, Jr., in Mini Stocks and Becky Madrid in Lady Stocks.

The defending track champion in the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified ranks, Thornton, Jr., made the most of his first regular season appearance of the year by rallying from the fifth row to take the checkered flag ahead of Brian Schultz with Mike Strobl, Don Hagan and George Fronsman in the top five.

Thornton, Jr., raced from the tenth starting position as well in Arizona Differential Pure Stock action for another win, this time ahead of Chris McCurdy, Jr., Zack Madrid, B Main winner Matt Martinez from 13th and Jason Schwader.

Daniel Romero made the most of the pole starting position in the Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade feature event by taking the checkered flag ahead of 16th-starter Joe Vlasity with Mike Hartsock, Dustin Way and Jason Crowe in the top five.

Cory Brown raced from the second row outside to best a field of 38 Dwarf Cars with Tony Martin, Ed Schuhlke, John Ogden and Greg Jewett also among the top five.

Kent Ewart, Jr., bested Shawn Fause and Brett Hegeman in Mini Stock action while Becky Madrid beat Sara Reblin and Britney Manson to the line in the Lady Stock feature event.

Canyon Speedway Park action continues with the two-day Fourth Annual Salute to Indy on May 23-24 featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with Micro Sprints, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks and AMA Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fifth Annual Mothers Day Race for the Cure May 9, 2015

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 3. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 4. 24-Mike Martin, 5. 48L-Jason Laseter, 6. 65-Tim Palmer, 7. 40-Jeff Stafford, 8. 34dd-Billy Carron.

Second Heat: 1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 75c-Bo Partain, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 92p-John Parmeley, 6. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 7. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 8. 7k-Lance Salo.

Third Heat: 1. 8-Nate Warren, 2. 4h-Don Hagan, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 74-Garrett Funk, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 99-Phil Baille.

A Feature: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. 4h-Don Hagan, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 8-Nate Warren, 7. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 8. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 9. 92p-John Parmeley, 10. 44-Jason Noll, 11. 74-Garrett Funk, 12. 75c-Bo Partain, 13. 24-Mike Martin, 14. 65-Tim Palmer, 15. 78-Steve Stultz, 16. 48L-Jason Laseter, 17. 7k-Lance Salo, 18. 99-Phil Baille, 19. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 20. 40-Jeff Stafford, 21. 34dd-Billy Carron, 22. 51-Joey Moriarty, 23. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.



Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 5J-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 55-Jason Schwader, 4. 28-Vincent Depalma, 5. 7-Steve Bitting, 6. 04b-Justin Bishop, 7. 96-Paul Lorton, 8. 6i-Dale Irby, 9. 23-Chris McCurdy, Sr.

Second Heat: 1. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 84-Mike Goodwin, 5. 21m-Matt Martinez, 6. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 58-Russ Amsler.

Third Heat: 1. 90-Bo Partain, 2. 2m-Robert McClelland, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 5. 3-Ashley Stafford, 6. 46r-Dane Reblin, 7. 97-Larry Gordon, 8. 3x-Derrick Askren.

B Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 7-Steve Bitting, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 5. 3-Ashley Stafford, 6. 96-Paul Lorton, 7. 6i-Dale Irby, 8. 3x-Derrick Askren, 9. 46r-Dane Reblin, 10. 58-Russ Amsler, 11. 04b-Justin Bishop, 12. 23-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 13. 97-Larry Gordon.

A Feature: 1. 5J-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 21m-Matt Martinez, 5. 55-Jason Schwader, 6. 90-Bo Partain, 7. 7-Steve Bitting, 8. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 9. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 10. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 11. 84-Mike Goodwin, 12. 2m-Robert McClelland, 13. 15-Speedy Madrid, 14. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 15. 3-Ashley Stafford, 16. 3x-Derrick Askren, 17. 96-Paul Lorton, 18. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 19. 28-Vincent Depalma, 20. 6i-Dale Irby.



Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades:

First Heat: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. XX-Chuck Thornton, 3. 18bm-Brandy McCurdy, 4. 48-Mike Hartsock, 5. 51d-Dustin Way, 6. 55T-Collin Phipps, 7. 24L-Ross Langer, 8. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 9. 7-Ray Howard.

Second Heat: 1. 85-Joe Peterson, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 64-Daniel Romero, 4. 5-Shea Kendig, 5. 3d-David Harrington, 6. 3-Greg Gillum, 7. 69r-Sara Reblin, 8. 34-Michael Myers, 9. 4h-Brian Hyatt.

Third Heat: 1. 101-Troy Barnes, 2. 64s-Johnathan Stahlhut, 3. 1b-Michael Posey, 4. 23-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 9-Paul OConnor, 8. 13d-Daniel Madrid.

B Feature: 1. 51d-Dustin Way, 2. 3d-David Harrington, 3. 14x-Brandon Schweng, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 69r-Sara Reblin, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 24L-Ross Langer, 8. 9-Paul OConnor, 9. 3-Greg Gillum, 10. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 11. 55T-Collin Phipps, 12. 34-Michael Myers, 13. 7-Ray Howard, 14. 13d-Daniel Madrid.

A Feature: 1. 64-Daniel Romero, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 48-Mike Hartsock, 4. 51d-Dustin Way, 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 14x-Brandon Schweng, 7. 69r-Sara Reblin, 8. 23-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 9. 64s-Johnathan Stahlhut, 10. 1b-Michael Posey, 11. 18bm-Brandy McCurdy, 12. 9-Paul OConnor, 13. 45k-Mark Kilian, 14. XX-Chuck Thornton, 15. 3d-David Harrington, 16. 5-Shea Kendig, 17. 101-Troy Barnes, 18. 85-Joe Peterson, 19. 16b-Richard Bennett, 20. 24L-Ross Langer.



Dwarf Cars:

First Heat: 1. 61-John Ogden, 2. 2n-Cale Rudy, 3. 10-Helen Hennessey, 4. 14-Dillon Miller, 5. 09-David Brodeur, 6. 82r-Dennis Klein, 7. 19-John Foster, 8. 05-Chad Stewart, 9. 68-Tom Weglin, 10. 66-Frank Rhodes.

Second Heat: 1. 00-Tim Cotherman, 2. 29-Cory Brown, 3. 03y-Nick Adams, 4. 90-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 44x-George Cooke, 6. 67-Levi Rudy, 7. 47-Steve Kapaun, 8. 5n-Storm Phillips, 9. 50-Andy Rudy, 10. 08-Ron May.

Third Heat: 1. 9n-Grant William, 2. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 3. 53-David Siness, 4. 46-Kevin Davis, 5. 44-Daniel Lamm, 6. 12-Pat Hennessey, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 21-Roy Baldwin, 9. 55-John Levitt.

Fourth Heat: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 33x-Greg Jewett, 3. 99-Rob Deines, 4. 18-Chris Cramer, 5. 9-Glen Branham, 6. 93-A.J. Breau, 7. 40-Randy Deines, 8. 84-Jesse Kuntz, 9. 38-Jeff Foster.

First B Feature: 1. 12-Pat Hennessey, 2. 44-Daniel Lamm, 3. 14-Dillon Miller, 4. 05-Chad Stewart, 5. 46-Kevin Davis, 6. 21-Roy Baldwin, 7. 82r-Dennis Klein, 8. 55-John Levitt, 9. 11-Heather Hennessey, 10. 68-Tom Weglin, 11. 66-Frank Rhodes, 12. 19-John Foster, 13. 09-David Brodeur.

Second B Feature: 1. 18-Chris Cramer, 2. 9-Glen Branham, 3. 93-A.J. Breau, 4. 5n-Storm Phillips, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 67-Levi Rudy, 7. 44x-George Cooke, 8. 50-Andy Rudy, 9. 08-Ron May, 10. 40-Randy Deines, 11. 38-Jeff Foster, 12. 90-Ryan Hennessey, 13. 84-Jesse Kuntz.

A Feature: 1. 29-Cory Brown, 2. 41-Tony Martin, 3. 88-Schuhlke, 4. 61-John Ogden, 5. 33x-Greg Jewett, 6. 00-Tim Cotherman, 7. 93-A.J. Breau, 8. 18-Chris Cramer, 9. 12-Pat Hennessey, 10. 2n-Cale Rudy, 11. 47-Steve Kapaun, 12. 10-Helen Hennessey, 13. 46-Kevin Davis, 14. 5n-Storm Phillips, 15. 03y-Nick Adams, 16. 53-David Siness, 17. 05-Chad Stewart, 18. 44-Daniel Lamm, 19. 14-Dillon Miller, 20. 9-Glen Branham, 21. 21-Roy Baldwin, 22. 67-Levi Rudy, 23. 9n-Grant William, 24. 99-Rob Deines.



Mini Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 54-Shawn Fause, 2. 24-John Miller, 3. 11-Brett Hegeman, 4. 84-Beau Edwards, 5. 0-Kevin Miner, 6. 14-Cordell Edwards, 7. 42-Douglas Burrington, 8. 88sb-Joseph Martin.

Second Heat: 1. 67-Kent Ewart, Jr., 2. 2-Mitch Moeler, Sr., 3. 89-John Miller II, 4. 72-Cathie Crippen, 5. 39-Tommy Esquerra, 6. 13-Timothy Howe, 7. 99-Scott Collins.

A Feature: 1. 67-Kent Ewart, Jr., 2. 54-Shawn Fause, 3. 11-Brett Hegeman, 4. 39-Tommy Esquerra, 5. 89-John Miller II, 6. 0-Kevin Miner, 7. 13-Timothy Howe, 8. 72-Cathie Crippera, 9. 2-Mitch Moeler, Sr., 10. 84-Beau Edwards, 11. 99-Scott Collins, 12. 14-Cordell Edwards, 13. 88sb-Joseph Martin, 14. 42-Douglas Burrington, 15. 24-John Miller.



Lady Stocks:

A Feature: 1. 5z-Becky Madrid, 2. 46r-Sara Reblin, 3. 06-Britney Manson, 4. 51d-Cassidy Martinez, 5. 5j-Nikki McCullough, 6. 08-Michelle Halfhill, 7. 85-Stephanie Peterson, 8. XX-Michelle Madrid, 9. 34-Allison Stevenson.

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