Press
Schedule
Profile
Media
Apparel
Partners
Contact
For Sale
Archives
Blank1
Blank2
>> Latest News <<
September 5, 2021 - Henderson nets career payday in World Championship at Cochran
1Less than a month after scoring a career-best $10,037 victory at Wartburg Speedway Matt Henderson upped the ante on his personal best achievement with a $20,000 winner’s check in Sunday night’s Chevrolet Performance World Championship finale at Cochran Motor Speedway. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

The victory also marked the 13th of 2021 for the driver of the Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model.

"We had a plan, I have a brilliant crew chief-car owner, we just stuck to our strategy. We had the best race car all weekend, nobody had anything for it," Henderson said. "I knew I had to be patient early and I was hoping (Cory) Hedgecock was going to pick the inside and give me the top, because I had found something. Luckily, they didn't see it and pulled him to the inside and that gave me what I needed for him and Ferguson."

For Henderson, claiming another high-profile win reminds him of how far he’s come in his young career.

“It’s been a long road to get here. But we are here – World Champion. I remember when I couldn’t make these races. I remember making these races and not being a threat for a top 10. The road is long, and it gets tiring, but the trip is worth it. The ups and downs haven’t been consistent, but the determination has been. I’m grateful for a great group of support that help me on and off the track. Thank you to all of our sponsors.”

1Matt Henderson returned to action with the Crate Racin’ USA series on Saturday afternoon at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.) as the Crate Late Model tour drew 46 competitors for the opening round of the two-day Chevrolet Performance World Championship. After his 14.793-second lap in time trials earned him the fast time honors, Matt scored a second-place finish in his heat race.

Earning the fifth-starting position for the Saturday night’s main event, Henderson ran in a podium spot early and began his pursuit for the leader after the halfway mark. Sneaking ahead of race-long pacesetter Carson Ferguson after a lap-53 caution, Matt paced the field for the remainder of the 75-lapper to capture the $20,000 prize, the largest payday of his career. He finished ahead of Ferguson, Cory Hedgecock, Joseph Joiner, and Wil Herrington to register his 13th win of the season.

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

August 28, 2021 - Henderson completes King of Crate sweep at North Alabama
1Matt Henderson broke out the broom during North Alabama Speedway’s King of the Crates weekend.  Henderson collected over $5,000 in winnings after topping the Crate Racin’ USA Series action on both Friday and Saturday night in his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

“I’m so fortunate to be able to drive for this team. We were blessed with wins 11 and 12 of the season over the weekend at North Alabama. Our car was on point both nights, and I’m so proud for my guys. They do an amazing job. Chip brings so much speed, and Corbin does everything on this car perfect or nothing. Jason stays late to help me on whatever I need to get done, and then I’m just the fortunate one that gets to hold the steering wheel,” Henderson shared. “It’s a pleasure to represent all the guys at CVR as well as our other marketing partners. This weekend sweep is dedicated to our buddy, Jamie Stanley. Last but definitely not least, I say a big thank you to our great sponsors for 2021.”

1Friday night found Matt Henderson in action at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Ala.), where he was piloting the Vineyard Lawn No. 17 Late Model in the opening round of the two-day fifth annual King of the Crates.

With 43 Crate Racin’ USA entries on hand, Henderson recorded a blistering time in qualifying with a 14.424 second lap, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the feature. Charging to his 11th win of the season, Matt topped Jadon Frame, Evan Ellis, Bryant Marsh, and Corey Posey at the line to pocket the $2,000 payday.

With the field reduced to 36 cars on Saturday, Matt’s fastest qualifying time locked him into the pole position for the feature. Remaining flawless on the weekend, Henderson cruised to 40-lap victory, which came over Jimmy Thomas, Randall Beckwith, Jadon Frame, and Jason Welshan. His 12th win of the 2021 campaign was worth $3,000.


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

August 7, 2021 - Matt Henderson scores $10,037 payday at Wartburg
1Matt Henderson scored his richest-career triumph on Friday night in Wartburg Speedway’s Dylan Kennedy Memorial. The Tennessee racer pocketed $10,037 for his winning performance aboard Darrick York’s No. 7 Turpin’s Auto Repair / CVR Race Car / Phantom Racing Engine Late Model. (G&A Racing Photography)

“Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. That’s the best to describe the win Friday night at Wartburg. The York family gave me the absolute fastest car on the property, and we got the $10,037 Dylan Kennedy Memorial win. It was a 2019 CVR Race Car that ran like a 2021, and the Phantom Racing Engine was amazing. I even knocked the radiator out of it, and it still hung in there with me,” Henderson shared. “I can’t thank the York family enough for the opportunity to drive the car, and I hope that Darrick (York) gets to feeling better soon. Last but not least, thanks to Luke Crass and Chip Vineyard for believing in me and giving me rides, where people feel okay with giving me their seats when needed.”

Friday night saw Matt Henderson hop behind the wheel of the Darrick York-owned No. 7 Late Model at Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, Tenn.) for the Dylan Kennedy Memorial.

In a field of 31 entries, Matt clocked in second-fastest overall before placing second in the Dash. Rolling off second for the main event, Henderson inherited the lead on the 19th lap when race-long pacesetter Kenny Collins was collected in a tangle with a lapped-car. He went on to wire the field in the 50-lapper to register his 10th win of the season, which came over Jed Emert, Mike Weeks, Dan Tipton, and Jason Manley.

Henderson earned $10,037 for his victory, which by far marked the richest payday of his career.

1The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.), for the American All-Star Series-sanctioned Smoky Mountain Summer Showdown, Matt topped the 32-car field in time trials in his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model before finishing second in the Dash. Unable to overtake polesitter Cory Hedgecock, Matt followed closely throughout the 60-lap affair to finish second. Eli Beets, Zach Sise, and Dillon Brown completed the Top-5 finishers.

After a post-race inspection found illegal fuel, Henderson was dropped to the tail of the rundown.

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

July 24, 2021 - Henderson notches third-place finish at I-75 Raceway
1On Saturday afternoon Matt Henderson visited I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA) sanctioned contest. In a field of 20 cars, Henderson followed up 12th fastest time in qualifying with a second-place finish in his heat. Starting the $2,500-to-win A-Main in sixth, Matt clawed forward three spots in the 40-lap affair to register a third-place finish. He trailed Cory Hedgecock and Zach Sise to the checkers with Jimmy Elliott and Jason Cardwell rounding out the Top-5. (AM Medias)

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

July 18, 2021 - Pair of podium finishes in Carolina Sizzler at Charlotte
1Taking part in the inaugural Carolina Sizzer, Matt Henderson trekked to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Saturday afternoon for the doubleheader weekend with the American Crate All-Star Series. With time constraints reducing the program on Saturday, Henderson locked into the seventh-starting position for the opening night feature via his qualifying effort. With $2,000 on the line, Matt marched forward five spots in the 25-lapper to register a runner-up finish. He followed Dillon Brown across the line with Carson Ferguson, Mack McCarter, and Trevor Bayne rounding out the Top-5. (Chad Wells photo | Wells Racing Photography)

1On Sunday afternoon, Matt recorded the second fastest time in his group before placing fifth in the Dash. Earning the fifth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Henderson pounced into third early and was eyeing the front runners when a threatening storm forced officials to call the race on the 24th lap. Dillon Brown and Jason Welshan finished ahead of Matt while Jesse Lowe and Logan Roberson completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

July 3, 2021 - Matt Henderson salvages ninth-place finish at Wartburg
1Making his lone start over the Independence Day weekend, Matt Henderson visited Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot the Luke Crass Motorsports No. 00 Late Model for the Vision Wheel Topless Outlaw Series sanctioned contest. After an electrical failure sidelined the No. 00 entry for the evening, Henderson rallied from the tail of the field in the Daniel Richards-owned No. 25 to place ninth in the feature.

For more information on the event, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com.

June 26, 2021 - Henderson rallies to finish 11th in J.T. Kerr Memorial
1On Friday afternoon Matt Henderson invaded 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) to enter the CVR Race Cars No. 17 Late Model into action for the two-day J.T. Kerr Memorial. With 35 Late Models on hand, Matt timed in second fastest in his group but ran into electrical issues in his heat that dropped him back to eighth. (Chad Wells photo | Wells Racing Photography)

1Charging from the tail of the field in his B-Main on Saturday to grab the fifth-and-final transfer spot, Matt locked into the 21st-starting position for the $10,040-to-win A-Main. Marching forward 10 spots in the 71-lap affair, Henderson salvaged an 11th-place finish.

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

June 19, 2021 - Fifth-place finish in TOS event at Tri-County
1Matt Henderson was one of 21 Late Models on hand at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) on Friday afternoon for the Vision Wheel Topless Outlaw Dirt Racing Series presented by Discount Tire sanctioned event. Earning the fourth-starting position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Matt faded one spot to finish fifth. He trailed Ronnie Johnson, Chase King, Austin Neely, and Jesse Lowe to the checkers.

1The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) in the Limited Late Model ranks, Henderson topped the 13-car field in time trials but failed to complete a circuit in the 20-lap feature.

For more information on the events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com and www.SmokyMtnSpeed.com.

June 12, 2021 - Heartbreaker while leading at Rockcastle Speedway
1 Saturday night found Matt Henderson in action at Rockcastle Speedway (Mount Vernon, Ky.) making his lone start of the weekend. After jumping out to a commanding lead in the feature, Henderson suffered a flat tire and was slammed into by another competitor while trying to exit the track that ended his night immediately.

For more information on the event, please visit www.RockcastleSpeedway.com.

June 5, 2021 - Henderson cruises in Thunder in the Mountains at Crossville
1 Matt Henderson added another feature win to the tally on Friday night at Crossville Speedway. Leading flag-to-flag in the feature he recorded his ninth triumph of the season.

His latest victory came aboard his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model.

“This East Tennessee scene is no joke, and on any given night there’s easily 10-12 guys who can win, so to keep taking this No. 17 CVR Race Car to Victory Lane says a lot about our team. It’s an honor for me to get to drive it,” Henderson said. “On Saturday night the Topless Outlaw event at Richmond got canceled, so we made the last-minute decision to take our No. 00 Steel Head Late Model to Lake Cumberland Speedway for their Super Late Model event. Despite being at a horsepower disadvantage we were running fifth in the feature, until we had a right-rear tire blow. Even though we had some bad luck there, we had a great time at Lake Cumberland. It’s a jewel of a track with an awesome staff.”

1

Behind the wheel of the Vineyard Lawn No. 17 CVR Race Car Late Model, Matt Henderson made the short trip to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the American All-Star Series-sanctioned Thunder in the Mountains. With a dash victory placing him on the pole for the main event, Henderson led flag-to-flag in the 40-lap affair to capture his ninth win of the season. Finishing ahead of Logan Roberson, Jake Teague, Brandon Williams, and Kyle Courtney, Matt earned $2,500.

1

After seeing Saturday night’s original plans get scrapped by weather, Henderson made the last-minute decision to head north to Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland Speedway for their $4,000-to-win, Super Late Model program. Behind the wheel of his Luke Crass Racing No. 00 Steel Head Late Model, Henderson started last in a heat race after arriving late. He charged to a third-place finish, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature.

In the main event, Henderson was running fifth before his right-rear tire expired. He rebounded to finish eighth in the final rundown.

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

Henderson’s plans for the upcoming weekend will likely hinge on the weather. With rain forecasted throughout the week in his area, he’s keeping an eye on the forecast. He’s tentatively slated to race Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) on Thursday night in the No. 17 CVR Race Car Crate Late Model before invading Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, Tenn.) on Saturday for the $3,000-to-win Topless Outlaw Dirt Racing Series in the No. 00 Steel Head Late Model.

For more information on the events, please visit www.TalladegaShortTrack.com and www.ToplessOutlaws.com.


May 31, 2021 - Matt Henderson rules All-Stars Series at Smoky Mountain
1Matt Henderson had an up-and-down Memorial Day weekend of racing, which saw him splitting time between Crate Late Model and Steel Block competition. (Michael Moats photo)

The highlight of his holiday weekend endeavors came on Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway, where he scored the $3,000 American All-Star Series win in his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model. The victory marked his eighth of the year.

“There were definite high points and low points of the weekend. Ironically, the most notable high and low both came on the same night. We won the American All-Star feature on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. In the Topless Outlaw Series feature, we were battling for the lead, when a lapped car cut across the track in front of me and the leader and collected us both. I hate it for everyone involved because it tore up some real good racecars. Just a bad deal for everyone,” Henderson said. “On Sunday night at Wythe, I spun myself out trying to make a pass for fifth and came from the back to finish seventh. Then on Monday night we lost power steering before qualifying at 411 Motor Speedway but was still able to get a third-place finish.

“We’ve got some serious repairs to do on the No. 00 Steel Head Late Model, and hopefully we can get it ready in time for Richmond this Saturday.”

1With Friday night’s opener at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) rained out, Matt Henderson kicked off his Memorial Day weekend on Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.), where he was pulling double duty in the opening round of the Mayhem in the Mountains.

In a field of 39 American All-Star Series entries, Henderson clocked in sixth fastest in time trials before placing third in the Dash. Charging from his third-starting position in the feature to his eighth win of the season in the CVR Race Cars No. 17 house car, Henderson topped Dillon Brown, Jake Teague, Carson Ferguson, and Mack McCarter at the line. He earned $3,000 for his winning performance.
1
In the Topless Outlaw Series sanctioned program, Matt was behind the wheel of the Luke Crass-owned No. 00 Late Model. Unfortunately, he was involved in a tangle with the leader and a lapped car, while running in second in the feature, which brought a disappointing end to his evening.

On Sunday night at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) in the second round of the Mayhem in the Mountains with the American All-Star Series, Henderson secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race victory. Rolling off ninth for the feature, Matt passed two cars in the 50-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

1Henderson’s weekend drew to a close on Monday with the Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.). The event found him battling power steering issues throughout the night to pilot the CVR Race Cars No. 17 to a podium finish in the 25-lap feature. He trailed Rusty Ballenger and Eli Beets to the checkers with Jesse Lowe and Cory Hedgecock rounding out the Top-5.

For more information on these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com, www.ToplessOutlaws.com, and www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

May 31, 2021 - Matt Henderson rules All-Stars Series at Smoky Mountain
1With Friday night’s opener at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) rained out, Matt Henderson kicked off his Memorial Day weekend on Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) pulling double duty for the Mayhem in the Mountain. In a field of 39 American All-Star Series entries, Henderson clocked in sixth fastest overall in time trials before placing third in the Dash. Charging from his third-starting position in the feature to his eighth win of the season in the CVR Race Cars No. 17 house car, Henderson topped Dillon Brown, Jake Teague, Carson Ferguson, and Mack McCarter at the line. He earned $3,000.

1For the Topless Outlaw Series sanctioned program in the Luke Crass-owned No. 00 Late Model, Matt was caught behind a tangle while running in second in the feature that brought a disappointing end to his evening.

1On Sunday night at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) for the second round of the Mayhem in the Mountains, Henderson secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race victory. Rolling off ninth, Matt passed two cars in the 50-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

1For the Scott Sexton Memorial on Monday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Henderson piloted the CVR Race Cars No. 17 to a podium finish in the 25-lap feature. He trailed Rusty Ballenger and Eli Beets to the checkers with Jesse Lowe and Cory Hedgecock rounding out the Top-5.

For more information on these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com, www.ToplessOutlaws.com, and www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

May 22, 2021 - Pair of Top-10 finishes with Topless Outlaw Series
1Friday night saw Matt Henderson kick off his weekend with the Topless Outlaw Series at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) for the $3,000 prize. With the third fastest lap in time trials locking him fifth on the starting grid for the A-Main, Henderson faded one spot in the 40-lapper to place sixth.

1The following night at Mountain View Raceway (Spring City, Tenn.), Matt clocked in fourth fastest in his group before gaining one spot in the 40-lap feature to finish seventh.

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

May 16, 2021 - Matt Henderson bags two-win weekend, elevates win total to seven
1Matt Henderson enjoyed a two-win weekend behind the wheel of his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model over the weekend.

With the victories he pushed his 2021-win total to seven.

“We started the weekend a little off at 411 Motor Speedway, but from there things went flawlessly at I-75 Raceway and Crossville Speedway. We regrouped after our Friday night struggles, and the proof was in the results on Saturday and Sunday,” Henderson commented. “A huge thank you goes out to everyone who supports our racing program. Seven wins on the season by mid-May isn’t something we take lightly, and now we’re just hungrier than ever for more.”

1Friday night found Matt Henderson in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), where he was piloting the CVR Race Car No. 17 house car. With the third-fastest qualifying lap pinning him third on the starting grid for the main event, Henderson faded one spot late in the 25-lapper to register a third-place finish. He trailed Mack McCarter and Jake Teague to the checkers with Jason Cardwell and Rusty Ballenger completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA)-sanctioned Spring Loaded 40, Matt topped the speed charts in time trials before picking up a heat race win. Leading wire-to-wire in the feature, Henderson cruised to his sixth win of the season over Mack McCarter, Kyle Courtney, Hayden Ownbey, and Jesse Lowe. He earned $2,500.

1On Sunday afternoon at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tenn.), Henderson followed up the fastest lap in qualifying with a flag-to-flag victory in the feature. The win marked his seventh of the season.

For more information on these events, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net, www.UCRARacing.com, and www.CrossvilleSpeedway.com.

May 8, 2021 - Henderson dominates at I-75 Raceway for fifth win of 2021
1Matt Henderson invaded Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon to pilot the Luke Crass-owned No. 00 Late Model for the Topless Outlaw Series (TOS) sanctioned contest. With time trials setting the grid for the $2,500-to-win A-Main, Matt laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Cory Hedgecock. Rolling off fourth, Henderson dropped three spots in the 40-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

1With the TOS event at Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, Tenn.) on Saturday nixed by Mother Nature, Henderson headed to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.). Following the second fastest time in a field of 21 cars, Matt led flag-to-flag in the feature to record his fifth win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Colton Profitt, Kyle Courtney, Bobby Giffin, and Mitchell Childress.

For more information on these events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com and www.I75Raceway.com.

May 1, 2021 - Runner-up finish with Topless Outlaw Series at Tazewell
1Saturday night saw Matt Henderson return behind the wheel of the Luke Crass-owned No. 00 Late Model for the Topless Outlaw Series-sanctioned event at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.). Earning the eighth-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Henderson marched forward six spots in the 40-lapper to register a runner-up finish behind Austin Neely. Dakotah Knuckles, Jordon Horton, and John Llewellyn rounding out the Top-5 finishers. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

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

April 23, 2021 - Henderson visits Victory Lane at Talladega in emotional win
1Matt Henderson picked up his fourth and by far most meaningful victory of the 2021 season on Friday night at Talladega Short Track. He piloted his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model to the $2,000 Crate Racin’ USA victory on a night where heavy hearts were all around. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

The win came just a few days after Henderson’s close friend and racing supporter, Luke Crass, lost his 17-and-19 year-old sons.

“It’s unbelievable the way this stuff works out sometimes,” Henderson said. “It’s almost like this victory was supposed to happen, and they were riding with me. All the way down here, I kept thinking, ‘Man, if there’s just some way I can win this thing for those guys’, and we had put that sticker on there after Adam Ahl designed and printed it for us. It was like I could almost feel their presence.”

“I was miserable coming down here, because Luke [Crass] is back home and has lost his two sons who meant the world to him, and he’s facing a horrible reality that is never, ever going to leave his memory. That family’s normal existence will never be the same again. Then here I am out here racing while he’s going through that. It’s terrible, and it didn’t seem right for me to be here, but he called before we left and told me to go win the race for his boys. Somehow, we did that. Luke is holding up well and helping to support his wife during these hard times, and I’m sure it’ll take some time for him to get it all sorted out mentally, but he told me that racing is like his safe place, and where he’s most comfortable. He said he feels like he’s got to get back to racing, because that would be the best thing for him.”

1Matt Henderson entered Crate Racin’ USA action on Friday evening at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.), behind the wheel of the CVR Race Cars No. 17 house car. With 32 Late Models on hand, Henderson laid down the fastest time in his group, which locked him on the front row for the feature. Blasting into the lead on the opening circuit, Matt led flag-to-flag in the 30-lapper to capture his fourth win of the season and $2,000 prize. He finished ahead of Cody Overton, Jason Welshan, Jake Knowles, and Austin Horton.

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

April 17, 2021 - Fourth-place finish in Rockin' with the Stars at Smoky Mountain
1 Taking part in the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge season debut, Matt Henderson invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday night for the Rockin’ with the Stars. In a field of 27 cars, Henderson followed up the 12th fastest time overall with a third-place finish in his heat. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in ninth, Matt advanced forward five spots in the 40-lapper to place fourth, trailing Mack McCarter, Cory Hedgecock, and Jason Manley to the checkers with Russell Erwin coming in fifth.

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

April 12, 2021 - Luke Crass Motorsports & Matt Henderson welcome Vision Wheel & Discount Tire to their 2021 Campaign
1As Luke Crass Motorsports readies for their run at the Topless Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series points championship they are getting additional sponsors to help with the burden of getting the job done.

Vision Wheel with partnership from Discount Tire has become a sponsor on the 00 driven by veteran driver Matt Henderson. <<MORE>>

April 12, 2021 - CVR House Car team partners with Vision Wheel & Discount Tire
1The CVR Race Cars house car team driven by veteran driver Matt Henderson is excited to announce a new sponsor to their program.

Vision Wheel & Discount Tire will now be on the familiar orange number 17 raced out of Chip Vineyards shop. <<MORE>>

April 12, 2021 - Vineyard Enterprises Agrees To Join CVR Race Cars House Car Team for 2021
1Coming off their 2nd win of the season the CVR Race Cars house car team has more exciting news to share. As the momentum continues to roll they have united with a new sponsor in Vineyard Enterprises.

Vineyard Enterprises is a East Tennessee based construction contractor who specializes in commercial and residential framing, as well as shingle roofing, roof replacements, hardie siding, & vinyl siding. <<MORE>>

April 9, 2021 - Henderson takes home third win of 2021 in thriller at 411
1Matt Henderson registered his third victory of the 2021 season on Friday night in his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model. His latest trip to the winner’s circle came at Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway.

“Thank God we were blessed with another win, which gives us three on the season now,” Henderson shared. “What a dog fight with sliders from Greg Martin and Jake Teague. That was a challenging race for all of us, and I was just the fortunate one that came out on top.

“Thanks to Chip Vineyard for putting me in such excellent equipment, and everybody who makes this possible. We’ve got a lot of momentum in our corner, and we couldn’t be happier with the direction our program is headed.”

1Friday night found Matt Henderson in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), piloting the Vineyard Lawn No. 17 CVR Race Car house car. With time trials setting the grid for the A-Main, Henderson topped the 20-car field to lock into the pole position. Wrestling away the lead on the eighth lap, Matt fended off multiple sliders throughout the 25-lapper to secure his third win of the season. Cory Hedgecock, Jake Teague, Jesse Lowe, and Josh Henry trailed him to the checkers.

Saturday night's event at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

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.