Thornton & Pierce Share Lucas LM Laurels

UNION, Ky. — Ricky Thornton Jr. and Bobby Pierce collected Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wins during Friday’s portion of the 41st annual Sunoco North/South 100 at Florence Speedway. Thornton picked up his 14th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season as the series points leader passed early race leader Daulton Wilson on lap 12 for the victory. Pierce was the third different leader of the second 25-lap A-Main as he passed Jonathan Davenport with five laps to go for his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the weekend. Davenport, the reigning event winner was second followed by Stormy Scott, Cory Hedgecock and Matt Cosner. Thornton stalked Wilson for the first 11 laps for the Group A A-Main before taking over the top spot going on to a 1.807-second victory over Wilson. Davenport, the 2022 Sunoco North/South 100 winner said: “He [Pierce] runs the fence better than about anybody.

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