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April 3, 2021 - Podium finish in American Crate All-Star Series opener at Mountain View
1With Friday night’s opener getting axed by Mother Nature, Matt Henderson made his lone start of the weekend on Saturday at Mountain View Raceway (Spring City, Tenn.) for the American Crate All-Star Series-sanctioned Rocky Top Rumble 40. Following the sixth fastest lap overall in time trials, Henderson scored a fourth-place finish in Dash, which locked him on the second row for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap affair, Matt notched a third-place finish, trailing Brandon Miller and Barry Goodman across the line. Trevor Sise and Logan Roberson rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

For more information on this event, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

March 27, 2021 - Matt Henderson scores last-lap victory at Talladega Short Track
1After Mother Nature nixed his original plans, Tennessee racer Matt Henderson made the last-minute decision to hit the road on Saturday evening. His change in itinerary paid big dividends as he piloted his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model to the feature win at Talladega Short Track.

Not only did Henderson streak to his second win of the year, but he did so in thrilling fashion with a last-lap, last-corner pass for the lead.

“What a crazy day, but it all paid off. After Mountain View Raceway got canceled, we scoured the forecast, looking for any tracks within reasonable distance to us, and Talladega Short Track looked best. So, the crew scrambled to change tires over and make adjustment to the car to head south,” Henderson shared. “We finished second in the heat and made some tweaks to the car before the feature. We got to second early in the feature, but we really started making ground when I went to the top. I was able to make a last-lap pass coming to the checkered flag to get the win.

“It was a great night for our team, and I want to say a big thanks to everyone, who supports our program and makes it all possible.”

1After Mother Nature wiped out his original plans, Matt Henderson traveled to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) on Saturday night, where he piloted the CVR Race Cars No. 17 house car in the track’s season opener.

In a field of 16 Late Models, Matt advanced one spot in his heat race to register a second-place finish behind T.J. Brittain. Rolling off fourth for the main event, Henderson shot into the second position in the early laps as he began his pursuit for race-leader T.J. Brittain. Tracking down Brittain late on the high-side, Matt succeeded on a last-lap pass to secure his second win of the season over Brittain, with Chase Walls, Joe Noojin, and Jake Traylor.

For more information on this event, please visit www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

March 6, 2021 - Henderson scores Top-5 finish in Tennessee Tipoff at Smoky Mountain
1Debuting in the CVR Race Cars No. 17 house car, Matt Henderson invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the for the Crate Late Model portion of the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. After getting caught behind a tangle in his hot lap session, Henderson secured his spot into the A-Main with the third fastest lap in qualifying. Fading two spots in the 20-lap feature, Matt scored a fifth-place finish, trailing Cameron Weaver, Zach Sise, Logan Roberson, and Carson Ferguson across the line. (Josh James Artwork)

For more information on this event, please visit www.SmokyMtnSpeed.com.

February 15, 2021 - Luke Crass Motorsports and Matt Henderson add new sponsor Tennessee Eye Care
1(Harriman, TN - 2/15/2021) Tennessee Eye Care joins Luke Crass Motorsports with driver Matt Henderson for their 2021 Topless Outlaw Dirt Late Model Series campaign.

“After my concussion at the “gateway dirt” event in St. Louis in 2019 I had to get the damage done to my vision examined and repaired if possible. After coming home and doing research I made an appointment with Tennessee Eye Care where they treated me and helped me restore my vision to it’s original state before the accident. After talking with the management staff there we decided we could work together in the future. The timing was right and we are so happy to have them come on board in 2021. They’re a dr’s office that actually follows through and cares that you get better. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done to restore my vision and now helping me continue to chase this dream.”

Tennessee Eye Care is a full service eye care facility with locations in Harriman, TN; Lenoir City, TN; & Knoxville, TN. They do eye checkups, surgeries, as well as emergency visits. For more information on Tennessee Eye Care, visit: https://tneye.care

To keep up with Matt & the Luke Crass Motorsports Team visit: MattHendersonRacing.com.

January 30, 2021 - Early exit in Cabin Fever at Boyd's Speedway
1On Saturday afternoon, Matt Henderson visited Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) piloting the Luke Crass Motorsports No. 00 Late Model for the Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Series-sanctioned Cabin Fever. Locking the Top 3 qualifiers from each group into the main event, Henderson recorded the eighth fastest lap, transferring him into the B-Main. Coming in second behind Josh Rice, Matt locked into the 12th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Running into trouble near the halfway point of the 40-lapper, Henderson was contacted by lapped car that saw him pull off early on lap 28. (Josh James Artwork)

For more information on this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

January 10, 2021 - Matt Henderson tops Limited Late Model field at Talladega
1 Back behind the wheel of the Luke Crass Motorsports No. 00 Limited Late Model, Matt Henderson invaded Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) on Saturday afternoon for the 30th annual Ice Bowl. Following the fourth fastest lap in a field of 32 cars, Henderson paved his way into the main event on Sunday afternoon with a 10-lap heat race victory. (Wells Racing Photography | Chad Wells photo)

1Starting in fourth, Henderson maneuvered through lapped-traffic late in the 30-lapper to secure his first win of the season and a $2,500 prize. He topped Landon Bagby, Marty Lunsford, Jordan Judge, and Oliver Gentry at the line.

For more information on this event, please visit www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

January 2, 2021 - Henderson credited with 14th place finish in Hangover at 411
1Getting an early start to the 2021 season, Matt Henderson visited 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon piloting the LTC Excavating No. 00 Late Model for the 11th annual Hangover. Drawing 28 Late Models, Henderson secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group. With heavy rainfall on Friday making for rough track conditions, Matt was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 15 while being credited with a 14th-place outing. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

For more information on this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

December 7, 2020 - Henderson to open 2021 season at 411 for Hangover
With the early stages of the 2020 season cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Matt Henderson competed in a total of 18 events in several divisions. He recorded six Top-5 finishes and 10 Top-10 outings.

His 2021 season will kick off on January 2 at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) for the Hangover.

November 28, 2020 - Matt Henderson attends Leftover at 411 Motor Speedway
1Matt Henderson made the short trip to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot the Daniel Richard-owned No. 25 Late Model for the Iron-Man Racing Series-sanctioned Leftover. With Top 4 qualifiers from each group getting locked into the main event, Henderson came in 11th in his group, transferring him into the B-Main for one final shot at the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Locking in the Top 3, Matt fell one spot short with a fourth place outing.

For more information on this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

November 14, 2020 - Henderson scores 10th place finish in Late Model Championship opener at Volunteer Speedway
1On Friday evening Matt Henderson was one of 73 American Crate All-Star Series entries on hand at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the two-day Crate Late Model National Championship. Following the 11th fastest time in his qualifying group, Matt scored a runner-up finish in his heat behind Aaron Guinn, which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $5,000 on the line, Henderson faded one spot in the 50-lap affair to register a 10th-place finish. (Michael Boggs Photography)

1The following night, Henderson laid down the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Ricky Weiss before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $15,000-to-win Crate Late Model National Championship in third, Matt suffered mechanical issues in the latter half the 100-lapper that dropped him back to 11th when the checkered flag flew.

For more information on these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

November 7, 2020 - Podium finish in Bulls Gap tune-up
1Saturday night found Matt Henderson in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) getting his Dazzling Detailing & Bling No. 22 Late Model dialed in for the upcoming Crate Late Model National Championship. Drawing 27 cars for the Coca-Cola Fall Brawl, Henderson notched a third-place finish in the 25-lap feature, trailing Jason Welshan and Ricky Weiss across the line with Jensen Ford and Mack McCarter rounding out the Top-5.

For more information on this event, please visit www.VolunteerSpeedway.com.

October 30, 2020 - MHR announces 2020 partnership with Zer03 Media
1Matt Henderson Racing announced today that they have have partnered with newly formed social media management company Zer03 Media for the 2021 season. “I seen a great opportunity with a bunch of great people over at Zer03 and just couldn’t pass it up” Henderson said. “I have partnered with these guys before on different ventures and alway had great success. So when Jody approached me with this proposal it was simply a No Brainer”.

“We are excited to partner back up with Matt in 2021” said Jody Tipton, founder of Zer03 Media out of Kingston, TN . “I have known Matt a long time and we have always enjoyed great success together. So when I started Zer03 Matt was the first person I reached out to”.

Zer03 Media offers a variety of services for sports teams, figures, and personalities with packages starting as low as $24.95 a month for weekly services. Check us on on the web at www.zer03media.com or look us up on Facebook.

October 17, 2020 - Henderson scores runner-up finish in ACAS opener at SMS
1Matt Henderson invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Friday night powering the RW Properties No. 22 CVR Chassis Late Model for the American Crate All-Star Series sanctioned program. Drawing 45 cars for the King of the Mountain Championship, Henderson followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Carder Miller with a Dash victory. Starting on the pole for the opening night feature, Henderson led the first two circuits until Carder Miller snuck by. He wrestled the lead back on lap 19 for six circuits until Miller regained the top spot. Coming in second when the checkered flag flew, Matt Henderson trailed Miller across the line with Jensen Ford, Eli Beets, and Jake Teague rounding out the Top-5.

1The following night, Matt came in 13th fastest overall in time trials before placing fifth in his heat. Cruising to a consolation victory, Henderson locked into the 19th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win finale. Passing five cars in the 40-lap finale, Matt Henderson recorded a 14th place outing. (Down N' Dirty Photograpy)

For more information on these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.