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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.
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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 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.