Caps Off Weekend with Cherokee Top Ten
6, 2023) John Henderson Racing ventured to a trio of
different dirt venues from March 3-5 for high-profile events.
The tripleheader kicked off with a pair of $10,053 to win Schaeffer's
Oil Spring Nationals Series showdowns at Swainsboro Raceway in
Swainsboro, Georgia and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. On
Friday night at Swainsboro, John Henderson placed fifth in his
heat race and second in his B-Main before an early wreck in the
53-lap feature dropped him to sixteenth in the final rundown.
At Senoia on Saturday, John timed in fourth quickest in Group
B during the qualifying session, but ultra-rough track conditions
caused the #2X to load up and John scratched from the event.
The triple shot then concluded on Sunday afternoon with the 21st
edition of 'March Madness' at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina. John clicked off the seventh fastest
lap in Group A during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS)
time trials prior to finishing sixth in heat race action. The
North Augusta, South Carolina ace then improved eleven spots during
the course of the $20,000 to win feature to leave Cherokee with
a hard fought tenth place performance. Complete results from all
three races can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Tackles 47th Winternationals
11, 2023) An unfavorable forecast for Saturday night
has forced East Bay Raceway Park and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series officials to cancel the 47th Annual Wieland 'Winternationals'
– presented by Lucas Oil grand finale. The $15,000 to win
contest will not be rescheduled. (Heath Lawson
(February 10, 2023) The penultimate event of
the 47th edition of the 'Winternationals' attracted a standing-room-only
crowd tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
A total of 62 Super Late Model competitors piled into the pit
area at the Tampa-area facility to do battle for the $12,000 first
place prize money. John Henderson slipped to ninth in his loaded
heat race and ultimately scratched from his B-Main, which unfortunately
kept him out of the 50-lap headliner that was won by Hudson O'Neal.
(February 9, 2023) A $10,000 top prize was up
for grabs in the fourth round of 'Winternationals' competition
tonight at the track deemed as the "Clay by the Bay."
To start things off in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials
at East Bay Raceway Park, John Henderson laid down the second
quickest lap in Group A. After securing an impressive heat race
triumph, John unfortunately suffered overheating woes near the
halfway mark in the 40-lapper and was relegated to a disappointing
twenty-fourth place effort.
(February 8, 2023) Night three of the 47th Annual
'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took center stage tonight
in the Tampa area, as a $7,000 to win program was held for the
ground-pounding Super Late Models. John Henderson was back behind
the wheel of his #2X Warrior racecar, but unfortunately could
not advance into the 40-lap main event after slipping to tenth
in his heat race and opting to scratch from his consolation event.
(February 7, 2023) Round two of the 'Winternationals'
took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. A total of 60 Super Late Model entrants signed into the
"Clay by the Bay" and a $5,000 winner's check was on
the line. Brandon Overton was once again behind the wheel of John
Henderson's #2X machine tonight and knocked down the sixth fastest
lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials.
After securing another heat race triumph, Brandon steered the
Warrior racecar to a second straight fourth place performance
in the 30-lapper behind only race winner Ashton Winger, Hudson
O'Neal, and Brandon Sheppard!
(February 6, 2023) The 47th edition of the 'Winternationals'
kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway Park, as the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned a $5,000 to win showdown. Brandon
Overton piloted the TwoX Motorsports ride tonight at the "Clay
by the Bay" and promptly timed in third quickest in Group
A during qualifying before winning his heat race. Brandon then
moved up to as high as second in the running order of the 30-lap
feature before placing fourth at the checkers behind only victor
Tyler Erb, Hudson O'Neal, and Tyler Millwood!
Eleventh in $10,000 Winter Freeze
5, 2023) John Henderson, of North Augusta, South Carolina,
and his #2X team invaded Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia
on Saturday, February 4 for the annual running of the 'Winter
Freeze.' The Southern All Stars Series (SAS) presided over the
single-day showdown and a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs.
John knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session before finishing fifth in heat race action.
After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the ninth
row, John was able to steer past seven competitors during the
contest on his way to a respectable eleventh place performance.
Complete results from last night's 'Winter Freeze,' which drew
22 competitors, can be found online at www.sasdirt.com.
Kicks Off Season at Golden Isles
28, 2023) The annual running of the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
wrapped up in a big way tonight at Golden Isles Speedway, as a
whopping $25,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick,
Georgia-area speedplant. John Henderson stopped the clock eighth
quickest in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed
the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
After starting the 60-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth
row, John was unfortunately caught up in an opening lap tangle
and was forced to retire with damage to his #2X machine, which
dropped him to a twenty-sixth place effort. (Chris
(January 27, 2023) Night two of the 'Super Bowl
of Racing' was held tonight at Golden Isles Speedway and the 51
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors on the grounds at
the Brunswick, Georgia-area facility were gunning for a $12,000
paycheck. John Henderson clicked off the sixth fastest lap in
Group B during the qualifying session prior to placing fourth
in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately both of those
finishes narrowly kept the North Augusta, South Carolina driver
out of the 50-lap main event that was eventually won in dramatic
fashion by Kyle Larson.
(January 26, 2023) Following a short off-season,
John Henderson Racing lifted the lid to their 2023 campaign earlier
tonight in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The first round of the
'Super Bowl of Racing' drew 50 entrants to GIS to vie for the
$10,000 first place prize money. John Henderson, of North Augusta,
South Carolina, timed in twentieth quickest in Group A during
the qualifying session before placing seventh in his stacked heat
race and ninth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, John was unable to
make the start in the 40-lap feature that was ultimately won by
Solid in Season-Ending National 100
30, 2022) The #2X team and driver John Henderson invaded
the famed East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
on October 28-29 for the annual running of the 'National 100,'
which wrapped up their 2022 racing season. The unsanctioned Super
Late Model special shelled out a $30,000 first place prize. John
laid down the seventh quickest lap overall during qualifying on
Friday night before running third in his loaded heat race. After
starting ninth on the grid in the 100-lap headliner on Saturday
evening, John fought hard for a top ten showing before ultimately
winding up thirteenth in the final rundown of this year's version
of the 'National 100.' Complete results from the season finale
at EAMS can be found online by clicking on www.eamsdirt.com.
(Simple Moments Photography)
Tenth in Chasing the Dream Race
11, 2022) John Henderson Racing made the trek to the
famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-10 for
the 52nd Annual 'World 100.' The four-day extravaganza started
on Wednesday night with a special 'Chasing the Dream' show for
all entered drivers that had never won a feature at the 1/2-mile
speedplant. John Henderson laid down the eighth quickest time
in his group during qualifying, which earned him the outside of
the fourth row for the start of his 20-lap main event. With a
$5,000 paycheck on the line, John was able to bring home a solid
tenth place performance in the race that was won by Ryan Gustin.
The 'World 100' then took center stage at the "Big E,"
as the most prestigious event in the Dirt Late Model industry
started with a pair of $12,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs.
John was unfortunately unable to transfer into either 25-lap feature
after running eleventh in his heat race and thirteenth in his
B-Main on Thursday and finishing seventh in both his heat race
and his B-Main on Friday. When Saturday evening rolled around
at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on who would walk away
with the $55,000 top prize and the famous globe trophy. The North
Augusta, South Carolina driver placed eleventh in his stacked
heat race and sixteenth in his B-Main, but was unable to make
the start in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. Complete results
from the past four days in the Buckeye State can be found online
(Todd Healy Photo)
Fifth in Final Southern Nationals Points
31, 2022) In recent days, John Henderson put the finishing
touches on the 2022 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
schedule and eventually finished fifth in the final point standings!
From July 19-30, John competed in the final six series races and
was able to amass a pair of top ten performances to round out
the tour. After finishing nineteenth at I-75 (TN) Raceway, sixteenth
at Senoia (GA) Raceway, thirteenth at Screven (GA) Motor Speedway,
and nineteenth at Toccoa (GA) Raceway, the #2X team turned up
the heat on the competition in the last two rounds.
On Thursday, July 28 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North
Carolina, John started eighth and finished eighth in the $7,553
to win headliner, which was cut short due to heavy rainfall. Following
a rain-out on Friday, July 29 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia, John wrapped up the miniseries on Saturday, July 30 at
the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. The North
Augusta, South Carolina ace improved two spots during the $10,053
to win grand finale to earn a solid ninth place effort. Complete
results from each series race can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Starts Off on Southern Nationals
18, 2022) John Henderson and his #2X team unloaded their
Warrior Race Car in a trio of $10,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series shootouts from July 15-17 to kick off the tour.
On Friday night in the opener at Beckley Motor Speedway in Mount
Hope, West Virginia, John ran third in his heat race prior to
winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 'Black
At Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia on Saturday evening,
John placed fourth in his stacked heat race and later drove past
a trio of competitors during the 53-lap headliner on his way to
a steady seventh place effort. The tripleheader weekend then wrapped
up on Sunday at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, as
another $10,053 payday was up for grabs. John finished fifth in
his heat and thirteenth in the 53-lapper at "The Gap."
Complete results from each of these three races can be found online
by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(MRM Racing Photos)
Enters Lucrative Million and Dream
12, 2022) The lucrative 'Eldora Million' and 'Dirt Late
Model Dream' were next on the racing calendar for John Henderson,
as the #2X team trekked to the famed Eldora Speedway from June
8-11. Following a washout at the Rossburg, Ohio facility on Wednesday
night, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday.
During the daytime $12,000 to win preliminary event, John ran
eighth in his heat race and twelfth in his B-Main. In the nightcap,
which boasted a whopping $1,002,022 top prize, John placed eleventh
in his loaded heat race and twentieth in his B-Main.
When the weekend rolled around in the Buckeye State,
the attention turned to the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' In the $12,000 to win preliminary show on Friday evening,
John finished tenth in his heat race and twelfth in his B-Main.
In Saturday's annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which shelled out
a $128,000 winner's check, John wound up eleventh in his heat
race and twentieth in his B-Main. Although the North Augusta,
South Carolina ace was unable to transfer into any of the four
main events, he was able to get some valuable laps and experience
around the 1/2-mile, high-banked oval. Complete results from each
day at the "Big E" can be found by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Woes Hamper Henderson Over Weekend
(May 30, 2022) John Henderson and his #2X team
spent their Memorial Day holiday weekend at both Lake View Motor
Speedway in Lake View, South Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina on May 28-29. At Lake View on Saturday
evening, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs with the Carolina
Clash Super Late Model Series. John started seventeenth on the
feature grid in the 40-lap affair, but rear end woes early in
the contest dropped him to a nineteenth place effort.
On Sunday at Gaffney, a $7,500 winner's check was on the line
in the annual running of the 'Mike Butler Memorial,' which was
sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. John stopped
the clock twelfth fastest overall during the qualifying session
and later rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the
40-lapper. Unfortunately, more rear end issues relegated the North
Augusta, South Carolina ace to a disappointing sixteenth place
showing. Complete results from both holiday weekend races can
be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com
Back in Warrior Race Car During Colossal 100
15, 2022) North Augusta, South Carolina ace John Henderson
partnered up with Mike Nuchols of Warrior Race Cars to debut a
new car during the 'Colossal 100' at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina from May 12-14. After skipping Wednesday's
XR Super Series opener due to work obligations, John debuted the
all-white Warrior racecar - which is the back-up house car for
driver Ryan King. John promptly put the machine into the $25,000
to win feature on Thursday after finishing fourth in his stacked
heat race and second in his B-Main. After 30 green flag circuits
in the main event, John was ultimately paid for a twenty-first
Following a rain-out of a similar $25,000 to win program on Friday
evening, the 'Colossal 100' weekend wrapped up in a big way on
Saturday night with a grand finale, which boasted a hefty $50,000
winner's check. John stopped the clock eleventh quickest in Group
A during qualifying before running fifth in his loaded heat race.
He then placed tenth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him
out of the 50-lap headliner that was eventually won by Chris Madden.
Complete results from the last four days in the Charlotte area
can be located by clicking on www.racexr.com.
(Tyler Carr Racing Photos)
Enters Castrol FloRacing Series Openers
28, 2022) John Henderson and his #2X team entered the
first two Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series events of
the 2022 racing season on April 26-27 in the states of Ohio and
Indiana. On Tuesday night in the $22,022 to win lid lifter at
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, John fought a stumbling motor
to a tenth place finish in his heat race and a ninth place effort
in his B-Main. At Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on
Wednesday evening, a similar $22,022 top prize was up for grabs
for the Super Late Models. John placed sixth in his loaded heat
race and eighth in his B-Main at the famed 1/4-mile oval. Unfortunately,
the North Augusta, South Carolina ace was unable to transfer into
the feature events. Complete results from both midweek shows can
be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
Returns to Action in Cherokee Speedway Doubleheader
27, 2022) Next up on the racing calendar for the John
Henderson Racing team was a visit to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina on March 25-26 for the 'Rock Gault Memorial.' The
World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series roared into
the "Place Your Momma Warned You About" and things kicked
off with a $10,000 to win headliner on Friday night. John Henderson
timed in eighteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session
before running eighth in his stacked heat race. The North Augusta,
South Carolina ace was then unfortunately unable to transfer into
the 40-lap feature after placing sixth in his B-Main.
On Saturday evening in the 'Rock Gault Memorial' grand finale,
a 40 car field assembled to vie for the whopping $20,000 windfall.
John stopped the clock seventeenth quickest in Group A during
time trials prior to finishing seventh in his heat race and fourth
in his B-Main. Unfortunately, John was narrowly kept out of the
60-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Max Blair. Full results
from the weekend at Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online by
clicking on www.woolms.com.
Racing Launches New Website; Preps for Rock Gault Memorial
17, 2022) On the heels of racking up four Top Ten finishes
early in their 2022 campaign, John Henderson and his #2X racing
team are excited to announce the launch of the brand-new www.JohnHendersonRacing.com!
The new website, which was designed and will be constantly updated
by Delph Communications, Inc., is dedicated to the racing efforts
of the North Augusta, South Carolina Super Late Model driver.
John, who last competed in the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series opener back on March 4 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro,
Georgia in finishing a strong seventh, is preparing for his next
scheduled events during the 'Rock Gault Memorial' weekend at Cherokee
Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 25-26. You can keep
up on the John Henderson Racing team all year long - including
accessing the latest race recaps, schedule changes, results, photos,
apparel, and more - by logging onto www.JohnHendersonRacing.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
Seventh in Schaffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Lid Lifter
5, 2022) The John Henderson Racing team rolled into Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Friday evening, March 4 for
the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series season opener. The
$10,053 to win special event drew a strong field of 22 competitors
to the Peach State venue and John Henderson started out the night
by knocking down the eleventh overall quickest time during the
John then grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race
to earn the rights to the outside of the seventh row for the start
of the 53-lap headliner. The North Augusta, South Carolina ace
then streaked past seven competitors during the contest to leave
Swainsboro with a solid seventh place effort. John trailed only
feature winner Brandon Overton, Michael Page, Mark Whitener, Dalton
Cook, Ashton Winger, and Carson Ferguson. Full results from last
night's show during the annual 'Crank It Up 100' weekend can be
viewed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)