Roll along I-81, west through Lima, into Allentown, hang a right on Dutch Hollow Road and Ohio's Limaland Motorsports Park is a quarter mile up on the right - Can't miss it. Ada, Ohio resident Jon Henry says he's pretty familiar with place.
Jon Henry returned to Limaland for the first time this season, the site of his 2008 Championship.
"Well, I started racing UMP Modifieds at Limaland when I was seventeen, so for the last seven years, I've had plenty of time to really critique my driving style to fit the track."
The 2009 American Late Model Series Champion clearly had the track dialed in last weekend, driving the number 52 Luchini Motorsports JBR Modified, Henry ran away with the entire enchilada.
"The race track was in excellent shape and held good moisture for having extreme heat and wind all day," remarked Henry. "I knew I had a fast racecar, and I just needed to be patient, but it was hard, because my car just felt that much faster than everyone else."
On lap six there was a caution flag and when they went back to green, Henry relied on his experience to recognize that the high side was the place to pass.
"I knew there was no way I could make the pass on the bottom without running over the two cars in front of me. I have been known to race on the cushion at Limaland, and when I saw the bottom wasn't going to work, I made my move to the top and it paid off," explained Henry.
"I walked away with the win in my first appearance at Limaland this season. What an awesome feeling to come back to a track that I won a championship at in 2008 and still not miss a beat. I had a lot of fun and I would like to thank Dave, Jeff, and Nick for the opportunity to wheel one fast machine."
Then on Saturday, Henry once again raced the number 52 Modified, at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this time.
"I had a good run in the heat and was able to gain eight positions for a second place finish," said Henry.
Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans before the start of the feature. With a lot of rain falling in a very short amount of time, Waynesfield was forced to cancel and make up the feature this Saturday July 31st.
"I will start fourth in that feature" added Henry.
Henry says he is very grateful for the continuing K&N support. "My K&N products are great! Best filter I have ever used, very durable and reliable - they're never a worry."
Currently Henry says he is busy working on sponsorship for 2011 to compete in the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series.
"I would love to test out an asphalt car in the near future also."
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