Late Model Racer Jon Henry Wins at Attica Raceway Park After Tire Problems Slow Him Down

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Jon Henry battles it out in his late model car.
Jon Henry battles it out in his late model car.
The old saying goes 'when you're hot, you're hot,' and K&N dirt late model driver Jon Henry is hot. The Ohio native is off to a sizzling start in June, and his team even overcame what could have been a catastrophic mistake to win again at Attica Raceway Park.
K&N dirt late model driver Jon Henry
K&N dirt late model driver Jon Henry

"It was just a miscommunication," Henry said of his right-rear tire coming off during the heat race. "The tire just never got fully tightened. I was pretty down because we started on the front row and had a great shot at winning the heat and the main."

Henry's team wasted no time going to work on his car, and after some help from competitor Wayne Maffett's crew chief Ed Ty, the team was able to re-build the right rear and send Henry out for the B-Main. The veteran drove from the back of the pack to 2nd in a 16-car field, and then drove from 17th to the lead in the Main Event, taking home another victory in front of a packed house.

"I was prepared for the challenge. The car was so good; I didn't have time to think about what was happening. When the first caution came out on lap ten, I was in third and I thought 'man, we have a pretty good car,'" Henry added.
Jon Henry's win at Attica Raceway Park
Jon Henry's win at Attica Raceway Park

The following night Henry and his team traveled to Oakshade Raceway, dominating the competition with no hiccups along the way. Henry called the night "A total change of pace…very relaxing and very confident."

The following weekend ended in disappointment for Henry though. After travelling to the Mecca of all dirt late model races, the DREAM at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway, Henry jumped behind the wheel of the Mike Lawrence Motorsports #11. The car was down on power, causing Henry to start in 10th for the fourth heat race. After aggressively moving into the top-5 on the first lap, the car broke a suspension part, and Henry slammed the wall, ending his weekend.

Still, Henry's team remains confident as he returns to the wheel of the Jon Henry Racing entry for the rest of the month, looking to continue his team's winning streak in their home state of Ohio. For more information on Jon Henry Racing, visit

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