Justin Henderson racing update 2007-07-01

Henderson has career best evening! Richmond, WI (July 1st 2007) Justin Henderson earned his best career World of Outlaws finish with his third-place effort on Sunday night. It started with the driver of the...

Henderson has career best evening!

Richmond, WI (July 1st 2007) Justin Henderson earned his best career World of Outlaws finish with his third-place effort on Sunday night. It started with the driver of the Jolt Energy Gum/Fatheadz.com Eyewear setting the quickest time of the evening. With 29 cars signed in the pits, Henderson would lay down a lap of 11.482 on the high banked 3/8 mile. The worst moment of the night would be in his heat race where he would finish 5th but earn a spot in the dash.

Henderson would start 7th in the 6 lap dash but was fast from the drop of the flag. He would maneuver the Stage 8 Locking Fasteners/Rocket Chassis up to 4th and not stop until he had finished 2nd. Starting on the outside of the front row for the feature, Henderson would us a strong start at the drop of the green flag to grab the lead. Henderson would lead the first 19 circuits of the race until getting mired in lapped traffic and would be passed on the low side by eventual winner Paul McMahon. While he was disappointed he did not win after leading the first 19 laps of the event, he was pleased with how hard his team worked and how fast of a car they gave him for the A-Feature.

"It was a strong night, but a little disappointing," said Henderson, driver of the Jolt Energy Gum Rocket. "Third is our best result, so we just have to capitalize on that and keep the momentum going. We're a proud team right now, but it still hurts to lead a lot of laps and wind up third."

Henderson who won in his last visit to Cedar Lake Speedway in 2005 began the night by setting quick time in time trials, to garner that honor for the first time this season. With a large contingent of fans cheering him on, Henderson ran a very smooth and consistent race.

"I really like this race track and always have," he shared. "My family lives just down the road in Stillwater. We are so happy to get to come here and finish well."

Like McMahan, Henderson was glad to see the race go 30 laps non-stop. Even more remarkable was the fact that all 25 cars that took the green flag were still running at the end. He believed that having no cautions was to his advantage.

"I like to go that many laps under green," he said. "A young buck like me doesn't mind going 30 laps in-a-row. That way it doesn't give the old guys a chance to rest and sit back up in the seat and pass us. We are excited to run 30 laps green."

-credit: www.justinhenderson.com

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