Thornton Cashes $30,000 Jackson 100 Check

— Ricky Thornton Jr. regained the lead from Hudson O’Neal with 18 laps remaining and pulled away to win the richest event in Brownstown Speedway history on Saturday night. Thornton’s victory in the 44th annual Jackson 100 was worth $30,000. O’Neal who led 28 laps during the mid-point of the race could not hold off Thornton who went on to win by 2.167 seconds. Thornton jumped to lead at the start of the race with Mike Marlar and Devin Moran holding down the second and third positions. On the restart, O’Neal exploded to the front on the top side and went to the lead on lap 58 by Thornton. O’Neal would lead until lap 82 when Thornton went back to the top spot. “Once he [O’Neal] got by me I thought the race was over.

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