By Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 27) – Another Arizona Differential Desert Classic victory put another $5,000 in Ricky Thornton Jr.’s travel account Saturday night.Thornton was first when all 40 laps of the main event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds were scored at Canyon Speedway Park.Ryan Ruter was briefly in front following a lap 29 restart but Thornton regained the lead, worked his way through heavy lapped traffic and beat Ruter to the checkers by most of eight car lengths.“I didn’t get a good restart but luckily I was able to drive by him out of (turn) two,” Thornton said. “I knew he wouldn’t be able to keep momentum going down the back straightaway.”Also the winner of Friday’s second Twin Twenty qualifying feature, jumped into the lead at the outset of the Saturday show. The first of just two yellows in that contest came on lap 22 and Thornton answered with his fastest lap time on the following circuit.Tim Ward, Ryan Gaylord and Cody Laney, winner of the first Friday qualifier, rounded out the top five in the 28th annual special. Just three months and 20 days separated Thornton’s Desert Classic victories at Peoria.“Last November I ran the bottom in one and two and the top in three and four,” he noted. “This year it was all around the top.”“This $5,000 will definitely help pay for the trip coming up,” Thornton added.Already a nine-time winner this season, the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidate will continue his quest for career win number 100 in the division while racing in the Midwest most of the season. Thornton’s schedule includes all four nights of the upcoming Frostbuster Series.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Ryan Ruter; 3. Tim Ward; 4. Ryan Gaylord; 5. Cody Laney; 6. R.C. Whitwell; 7. Mike Jergens; 8. Lance Mari; 9. Hunter Marriott; 10. Chaz Baca Jr.; 11. Alex Stanford; 12. Brian Schultz; 13. Zane DeVilbiss; 14. Jason Noll; 15. Mike Wedelstadt; 16. Zack Madrid; 17. Mike Strobl; 18. Steve Stultz; 19. Garrett Funk; 20. Jeff Stafford; 21. Garth Dushanek; 22. Robert Kettner; 23. Guy Norton; 24. Bubba Stafford.
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan was eliminated in the league stages of World Cup.India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup.England won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. New Delhi: Basit Ali, the former Pakistan cricket team batsman, had raked up a massive controversy when he made comments on India wanting to knock Pakistan out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 deliberately. Following his comments, the Pakistan Cricket Board has apparently initiated action against the former player for his comments. In a report on Mumbai Mirror, the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said the board had voiced their displeasure over the comments. “We have communicated to him our displeasure about his unsubstantiated comments during the World Cup. He is not an employee of the PCB but we have made our point clear,” Mani said. In response, Ali responded, “I have not received any letter from the PCB. Everyone has seen how India played against England. Sourav Ganguly, Nasser Hussain and Waqar Younis have also made remarks on the way India played. When Basit Ali makes such remarks, no one seems to notice,” Ali said. Before the final week of league games begin, speaking to ARY News, Ali had alleged that India will lose deliberately to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in order to knock Pakistan out of the tournament. “India would never want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-final. India’s remaining matches are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and everyone saw the way they played against Afghanistan. People don’t say that they will lose intentionally but India will play in such a way that people won’t be able to make any remarks. When playing Australia, David Warner didn’t play at all. Cricket is not a game of chance. In 1992, New Zealand purposely lost to Pakistan (in the league stage) and Imran Khan would agree with that. The Kiwis lost so they could play the semi-final in their own country,” Ali said.India had won six consecutive games while England had stumbled in the middle of the league stages. However, in the crunch game between England and India at Edgbaston, England made 338 but India lost by 31 runs. Virat Kohli’s side bounced back with wins over Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as they topped the group. India’s win, though, had put Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the brink of elimination. Pakistan had won only one out of their six games but they ended the tournament in style with wins over New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh but they were knocked out as New Zealand ended with a superior net run-rate.
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