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August 30, 2011

JHR Nabs Wins #13 and #14, Sets Sights on UMP National Championship

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 8:07 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jon Henry Racing

August 30, 2011
Media Contact: Dustin Jarrett (dustinjarrett@yahoo.com)

Jon Henry Nabs Wins #13 and #14, Sets Sights on UMP National Championship

ADA, OH (8/30/11) – Another successful weekend is in the books for Jon Henry as he picked up two more victories, tying him with two other drivers for the most UMP-sanctioned victories in Dirt Late Model racing. With his 14 wins, Henry finds himself in the middle of the UMP National Championship hunt.

Henry’s most recent wins came at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich. on Friday night. It was his second win of the year at the half-mile oval. On Saturday, Henry ventured to nearby Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and rallied from his tenth starting spot to claim the win, his eighth of the season at Attica.

To compliment his 14 victories in 2011, Henry has an astounding 27 top fives and 36 top tens. The strong finishes and season-long consistency has landed Henry in the middle of the UMP National Championship picture. When the new standings are released later this weekend, Henry is expected to be within 30 points of first place.

“To even be in this situation is amazing,” Henry said of his chance at a UMP National Championship. “We didn’t start the season off to run for national points, but here we are. It’s a true testament to this team, our sponsors, and all the supporters we have.”

Henry continued, “Even though we’re in third (in the UMP National points) and just a few points out of first, our game plan isn’t changing. We’re still running the World 100 and we’re still gunning for an ALMS title. We can’t be worrying about what the guys ahead of us are doing. We’ll do what we we’ve done all year, and that’s just stay consistent and run as strong as we can wherever we go.”

This weekend, the “Steel Driver” will be in action at Hartford Motor Speedway on Friday, Oakshade Raceway on Saturday, and Eldora Speedway on Sunday. The latter two events are Sunoco ALMS sanctioned races.

For more information on Jon Henry, visit his website at www.jonhenryracing.com. Fans can also “Share The Experience” with Henry throughout the course of his 2011 racing season at www.jonhenryracing.com.

Jon Henry Racing would like to thank our 2011 Affiliates: Wide Open Graphics, Ron Spencer Real Estate, JLH Company, Fultz Fabrications, William H. Bass Trucking, Reproductive Assistance, Snyder Chiropractic, BOCO Machine, WFIN 1330 ‘Racing World’, K&N Filters, Ohlins, Hooker Harness, Outerwears, Bell, Eibach Springs, Accu Force, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Hawk Performance, VP Race Fuels, Wiles Drive Shaft

August 29, 2011

JHR Wins Back to Back!

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 4:10 pm

Hartford Motor Speedway Hartford, MI (08/26/2011) 14 Late Models. Started 6th in the first heat race finished 1st. Started 3rd in the feature finished 1st! Pretty fast tacky race track created a lot more speed and made passing fairly difficult. Once we took the green flag I got up to second entering turn one on the first lap but could only get about 4 cars lengths to leader Phil Ausra. By lap ten we started to catch the tail end of the field and lap traffic started to become a factor. I closed the gap on Phil as we entered turn three, he took the high side to get around a lap car as I shot low. The lap car push up blocking Phil and I was able to steal the lead! I continued to focus on hitting my marks and went on to lead the rest of the race and claimed win #13 on the season!

Jon

Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH (08/27/2011) 20 Late Models. Started 6th in the second heat race finished 2nd. Started 10th in the feature finished 1st! Probably one of the most challenging wins of the year. Starting 10th after the redrew made for a very long way to the front. A lot more variables and more opportunity for something to go wrong which almost did. I started my charge from the first lap passing one car at a time. By lap eleven I was already up to fourth place passing for third until I got tangled up with a lap car and half way spinning out my car to avoid a wreck. I regained my composer and kept my car rolling forward pushing one of the infield tractor tires out of my way so I could continue on. At this point I fell all the way back to 8th and had to try and pass the all same cars again. It wasn’t as easy this time as the track started to slick off and it became more difficult to get that edge. On lap 20 I had worked myself back up to 3rd and we had a caution with five laps to go. First and second was running the same line on the track as I was so I knew I needed to try sometime different to pull off this win. I worked too hard to get back to this point so with only five laps to go I was going to give it everything I had. When we went back green I shot to the top outside line not really sure how good the top was going to be. After the first corner I carried by momentum past the second place car and set sight on the leader. The top was working well and on lap 23 I was able to overtake the lead! We had a caution with one lap to go but I had no worries because I was right where I needed to be. Clean air and just me hitting my mark was all it took to win #14 on the season and win #8 at Attica Raceway Park!

Jon

August 23, 2011

Week 21 Resutls

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 8:42 pm

Hartford Motor Speedway Hartford, MI (08/19/2011) Only 11 Late Models. Unfortunately we had a lot of problems before we even started the race. The track was pretty muddy and it took a long time to get it ran in. When we went out to hotlap I really didn’t think the track was in to bad of shape. We got the green flag and I got on the gas down the long Hartford straightaway’s. As soon as I tried to enter turn one my car went into a four wheel slide slamming hard into the wall. We were unable to make the call for the heat race. Thankfully a local racer Jeremy Ferguson and his crew stepped in to help us get our wrinkled up car capable of racing again. We had to started 9th in the feature, after six laps I was up to 5th until I got a flat left rear. The crew went back to work and got the tire changed. When I went back on the speedway the race was already green and I was a half a lap down. I spun the car out in turn two bring out the caution and bunching back the field back together. We went back green and I was able to race my tore up ill handling car to a surprising second place finish.

Jon

Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH (08/20/2011) 24 Late Models. Started 1st in the second heat race finished 2nd. Started 1st in the feature finished 2nd. Starting up front really helped but after last night’s mayhem I’ll definitely take a second place finish. The racecar was very uncomfortable and I really had to change my driving style. I lead about fifteen laps in the feature, lost the lead for a couple laps until I charged back into the lead, then losing the lead again with only five laps to go. Still a solid effort for what we had to work with. Our ‘01 Rocket is currently at Fultz Fabrication in Mansfield, OH getting the front and rear clip straightened. We will have our backup car out for the next couple weeks.

Jon

August 15, 2011

JHR Week 20 Results

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 10:05 pm

Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee, IL (08/12/2011) ALMS 34 Late Models. Qualified 3rd quick in group three. Started 2nd in the third heat race finished 2nd. Started 5th in the feature and finished 4th. Starting position was critical and by luck of the draw I had to start 5th. The top was pretty dominate which made passing very difficult. I tried to search all around track but was unable to find any line that would work any better. After 40 laps of searching we’ll definitely take a 4th place finish with some tough competition.

Jon

Oakshade Raceway, Wauseon, OH (08/13/2011) ALMS 31 Late Models. Dual features. Started 5th in the first heat race finished 2nd. Started 3rd in the first feature finished 2nd. Started 9th in the second feature finished 6th. Our first goal was to make the redrew for the heat race, which was a success. That locked us in to both features. A caution free first feature really didn’t play into my favor. When I took over second place the leader had a straightaway lead on me and there just wasn’t enough laps to be a threat. The second feature was a little more interesting. I had to start 9th after the field was inverted. Multiple cautions, was up to 6th then was docked two spots for jumping a start that didn’t even count, then was intentionally taken out and had to go to the tail, but was still able to race my way back up to a 6th place finish.

Jon

August 11, 2011

Week 19 Results

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 2:55 pm

Mt Pleasant Speedway, Mt Pleasant, MI (08/05/2011) ALMS 14 Late Models. Was unable to Qualify due to battery issues. Had to start 7th in the second heat race finished 4th. Started 8th in the feature finished 6th. Really tough track to pass on all night and after missing qualifying we were really chasing our tails. Sometimes you gotta just take what you can get and this was just one of those nights.

Jon

August 1, 2011

JHR Wins Big in Week 18

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 11:37 am

Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH (07/29/2011) ALMS 36 Late Models. Started 1st in the fourth heat race finished 1st. Started 4th in the feature finished 1st! Finally drew a good starting position for the heat race. Hard to pass in the heat race so being up front defiantly helped. The race track was much slower around the bottom than it had been in the past. I decided I was going to work the top for awhile and see how things went. I was able to grab the lead early after Brian Ruhlman jumped the cushion in turn three opening up the door. Once I got the lead I set the cruise control around top. (“Around the top! I know hard to believe”) A late caution with two laps to go bunch the field back together, Doug Drown gave me some pressure but I had the momentum to carry on to victory number 11 in 2011!

Jon

Oakshade Raceway, Wauseon, OH (07/30/2011) 31 Late Models. Started 5th in the third heat race finished 1st. Started 4th in the feature finished 1st! This was no easy win. I was all over the race track trying to chase down race leader Casey Noonan. Lap traffic started to become a factor and I was just barely able to edge Noonan at the start finish line before a caution came out. I got to choose inside or outside for the double file restart, I choose the inside and was able to pull away for a bit. With five laps to go we probably had five cautions in a row. Rusty Schlenk drove from 16th up to 2nd with two laps to go. I knew I had to go to the top in turn one and two because there was just so much momentum coming off the corner. I did just that and successful held off Schlenk for win number 12 on the season!

Jon