Henderson continues strong runs over holiday weekend! Sioux Falls, SD (July 4th, 2006) When Justin Henderson rolled into action this past weekend with the World of Outlaws he had just completed 4 runs with 4 straight top 10 finishes and was...
Henderson continues strong runs over holiday weekend!
Sioux Falls, SD (July 4th, 2006) When Justin Henderson rolled into action this past weekend with the World of Outlaws he had just completed 4 runs with 4 straight top 10 finishes and was one of the hottest drivers on the circuit. Unfortunately for Henderson and the Jolt Energy Gum/Protected by Datadots Schnee that streak would end at Wichita on Friday night where the youngster would finish a disappointing 14th. While that may seem bad it would energize the always smiling Henderson and the Jolt Energy Gum team for Dodge City the following night.
Currently sitting 9th in the driver points, the best finishes of the season have been 6th place runs at Tucson and Fargo and a quick time at Charlotte have highlighted the rookie's season. Things can change very quickly in racing and that exactly what they did at Dodge City, KS as Henderson would pick up his best finish of the season, a strong 5th. Next on the schedule would be a track very familiar to Henderson, Husets speedway near Henderson's home town of Sioux Falls, SD. Always a good qualifier, Henderson would start the night out with the 7th quickest time and a finish of 3rd in his heat to transfer to the Dash and Feature. A strong 7th in the Dash up from an 8th place start would see the Jolt Energy Gum #D1 start inside row 4 for the 30 lap feature. Henderson would stay strong throughout the race and bring home a 9th place finish for his efforts. Could be another streak is starting?
"All in all a good weekend." Said Henderson. "We were off a bit at Wichita and yeah that ended our streak of top 10's but we rebounded nicely. Any time you can get a top 5 out here you have to feel good. I really like Dodge City, it's a nice facility and we had the set up right on all night long. It was our goal for a strong run at our home track Husets but a top 10 is great. It's nice to have some momentum heading out east. We have accomplished quite a bit over the past month and we really like our chances for the next month."
Henderson and the Jolt Energy Gum team heads to the high bank ¼ mile track at Lawrenceburg, IN then off to the fast high banks of I-55 Speedway in Pevely, MO. Henderson's only appearance at Pevely this season yielded a 17th place finish.