Henderson back on track at Sharon! (5/22/06 Charlotte, NC) For the last few weeks Justin Henderson has found himself struggling but he knew it's a long season and that things can turnaround quickly. In Sharon that is exactly what ...
Henderson back on track at Sharon!
(5/22/06 Charlotte, NC) For the last few weeks Justin Henderson has found himself struggling but he knew it's a long season and that things can turnaround quickly. In Sharon that is exactly what happened. Henderson started with hot laps setting the 4th quickest time and then carrying that over to qualifying where the Jolt Energy Gum/Race Girl #D1 Schnee set the 9th fastest time. In the first heat race Henderson finished 4th and transferred to the "A" and locked into the dash. During the dash Henderson was a bit tight and finished 8th for a 7th place starting position in the feature. After some adjustments by the crew led by Rod Henderson, Justin's dad the car and the youngster were set for the "A".
At the drop of the green Justin settled in and ran 9th until the 3rd caution on lap 24 and at the restart it was go time. Henderson began charging to front utilizing the high line in 1 -- 2 and setting up for a pass in turns 3 -4. Henderson picked off 3 positions and would finish 6th tying his best career finish.
"The car was right on tonight." Said Henderson. "We have been struggling a bit but I think we found what was missing. We made some adjustments with the shocks and a few things and it felt right on. This really energized us and I am really hoping we can use this as a momentum builder. I am excited to get down to Charlotte and compete in front of a packed house. We are doing a promotion with Glaceau Vitamin Water for this race and I want to give them a great performance."
Justin Henderson and the Jolt Energy Gum/Glaceau Vitamin Water/Race Girl #D1 Schnee will be at Eckerd Drugs located at 8110 Mallard Creek Road in Charlotte, NC from 4 -- 6 pm before heading to the track for an evening practice.