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Thorn cruises to 3rd series victory in Firecracker 125

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Though he may not be the points leader in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour, Derek Thorn put on yet another dominating performance at the LoanMart Madera Speedway on Saturday, cruising to his third win in four races.

Thorn took the checkered flag in that race — one of the hottest in the country where some of NASCAR’s biggest names got their start — after seizing the lead in lap 34 from rookie and pole starter Jeremy Doss.

“We’re out here to win races,” said Thorn, the tour’s defending champion who missed its previous race and was dropped from points contention as a result. “We pick and choose the races we want to win. Winning in today’s age is tough, but our team is doing great and to get these wins from a group of such talented drivers is awesome.”

The win came in a race defined by action...


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