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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.

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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.

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