Thornton returns to Wild West Shootout winnerís circle
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January 11, 2017  |  by Lonnie Wheatley

Ricky Thornton Jr. enjoyed USRA Modified glory Wednesday night in Round 3 at the 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Thornton picked off his second win in three rounds of MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential action by racing to victory lane in Wednesday’s 25-lap main event.

After starting third, Thornton took the win ahead of eighth-starting Mickey Lassiter with Blake Jegtvig, David McDonald and Phil Dixon rounding out the top five.

The Wild West Shootout continues at Arizona Speedway with Round 4 on Friday at 7 p.m. with the final two rounds to follow on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. each night.

Single day tickets are just $20 with the Sunday's finale just $25. For those unable to attend, every lap of every division will be braodcast live by www.DirtonDirt.com.

Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074.

The Wild West Shootout team would like to thank our 2017 partners: Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Black Diamond Chassis, Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International, FK Rod Ends, Karl Performance, Total Seal Piston Rings, Pro Power Racing, Hoosier Tire, RHR Swag, Barnett Harley-Davidson, VP Fuels, Earnhardt Dodge, AR Bodies, EZGO, SafeCraft, Envision, Bakersfield Karting Experience, Beaver Stripes, Five Star Graphics and The Courtyard by Marriott.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association (USRA)
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts - Round #3
Arizona Speedway, Sun Tan Valley, Ariz.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

USRA MODIFIEDS

The top 20 in heat race passing points advance to the “A” Main, balance to two “B” Mains.

Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 2. 78-Cory Wier, 3. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 4. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 5. 1s-Tim Ward, 6. 11x-Rich Loftus, 7. D25-David Tanner, 8. 223-Cole Peterson, 9. 71x-Jesse Hoskins, 10. 5-Jake Hartung, 11. 77T-Tripp Gaylord, 12. 5m-Tyler McDonald.

Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. A1-Phil Dixon, 2. 34-Mickey Lassiter, 3. 5g-Scott Greer, 4. J17-Jake Gallardo, 5. 60-William Gould, 6. 98-Alex Stanford, 7. 15k-Justin Kay, 8. R1-Jay Richardson, 9. 26-Shawn Fletcher, 10. 29d-Brad Dierks, 11. 131-Royal Jones.

Heat #3 (8 laps): 1. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 2. 6-Casey Skyberg, 3. 30J-Justin Rexwinkle, 4. 25-Rodney Sanders, 5. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 6. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 7. 4az-John Morris, Jr., 8. 50F-Brandon Farrington, 9. 21-K.C. Dieckman, 10. 21x-Dustin Bluhm, 11. 23h-Kent Arment, 12. 27-Chris Unrau.

Heat #4 (8 laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 2. 52x-David McDonald, 3. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 111-Bumper Jones, 5. G17-Fito Gallardo, 6. 23-Matt Gilbertson, 7. 171-Philip Houston, 8. 111x-Logan Drake, 9. L8-Brian Schultz, 10. 30-Matt Leer, 11. 8-Wesley Summers, 12. 7-Wayne McCleskey.

“B” Main #1 (10 laps, top 2 advance): 1. 1s-Tim Ward, 2. 98-Alex Stanford, 3. 29d-Brad Dierks, 4. 5-Jake Hartung, 5. R1-Jay Richardson, 6. 11x-Rich Loftus, 7. 15k-Justin Kay, 8. 77T-Tripp Gaylord, 9. 4az-John Morris, Jr., 10. 8-Wesley Summers, 11. 7-Wayne McCleskey, 12. 27-Chris Unrau, 13. L8-Brian Schultz, 14. 21-K.C. Dieckman.

“B” Main #2 (10 laps, top 2 advance): 1. 30-Matt Leer, 2. 111x-Logan Drake, 3. 171-Philip Houston, 4. 223-Cole Peterson, 5. 131-Royal Jones, 6. 50F-Brandon Farrington, 7. 71x-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 26-Shawn Fletcher, 9. 21x-Dustin Bluhm, 10. D25-David Tanner, 11. 60-William Gould.

“A” Main (25 laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 34-Mickey Lassiter, 3. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 4. 52x-David McDonald, 5. A1-Phil Dixon, 6. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 7. 30J-Justin Rexwinkle, 8. 98-Alex Stanford, 9. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 10. G17-Fito Gallardo, 11. 71-Dustin Strand, 12. 5g-Scott Greer, 13. 111-Bumper Jones, 14. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 15. 30-Matt Leer, 16. J17-Jake Gallardo, 17. 25-Rodney Sanders, 18. 23-Matt Gilbertson, 19. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 20. 111x-Logan Drake, 21. 78-Cory Wier, 22. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 23. 6-Casey Skyberg, 24. 1s-Tim Ward.

Points standings after Round #3 of 6:
1. 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. ... 197
2. 71 Dustin Strand ... 143
3. G17 Fito Gallardo ... 143
4. 34 Mickey Lassiter ... 141
5. 52x David McDonald ... 140
6. 30 Matt Leer ... 131
7. 7A Shane Sabraski ... 128
8. A1 Phil Dixon ... 104
9. 2J Blake Jegtvig ... 100
10. J17 Jake Gallardo ... 100
11. 15k Justin Kay ... 96
12. 96RC R.C. Whitwell ... 93
13. R1 Jay Richardson ... 86
14. 23 Matt Gilbertson ... 82
15. 26 Shawn Fletcher ... 81
16. 30J Justin Rexwinkle ... 75
17. 111 Bumper Jones ... 75
18. 29d Brad Dierks ... 73
19. 6 Casey Skyberg ... 66
20. 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. ... 64
21. 5m Tyler McDonald ... 62
22. 171 Philip Houston ... 53
23. 10c Chad Olsen ... 49
24. 7R Ryan Gaylord ... 48
25. 98 Alex Stanford ... 42
26. 5L Cody Laney ... 38
27. 5g Scot Greer ... 35
28. 131 Royal Jones ... 32
29. 77t Tripp Gaylord ... 31
30. 71x Jesse Hoskins ... 31
31. 11x Rich Loftus ... 28
32. 25 Rodney Sanders ... 25
33. 78 Cory Wier ... 22
34. 51 Alex Guthmiller ... 21
35. 111x Logan Drake ... 21
36. 1s Johnny Scott ... 17
37. 1s Tim Ward ... 9
38. 37JR Morgan Ward ... 8
39. D25 David Tanner ... 7
40. 8 Wesley Summers ... 7
41. 23h Terry Haren ... 6
42. 60 William Gould ... 5
43. 50F Brandon Farrington ... 5
44. 21x Dustin Bluhm ... 5
45. L8 Brian Schultz ... 5
46. 1x Walter Ball ... 5
47. 44 Christy Barnett ... 5
48. 15x Kenny Mayer ... 4
49. 4az John Morris Jr. ... 3
50. 7 Wayne McCleskey ... 3
51. 59 Mark Stewart ... 3
52. 223 Cole Peterson ... 2
53. 5 Jake Hartung ... 2
54. 21 K.C. Dieckman ... 2
55. 27 Chris Unrau ... 2
56. 1s Scott Bintz ... 2
57. 23h Kent Arment ... 1



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