ATTICA, Ohio - After an edge-of-your-seat, race-long duel with Jeep VanWormer, Ada, Ohio's Jon Henry was able to pull away on a couple of late race restarts to take the Sunoco American Late Model Series win at Attica Raceway Park on True Value of Woodville/Merrill Lynch/Columbus Equipment Night.
The 30-lap late model main featured a tremendous battle the entire distance between Henry, Brian Ruhlman, Jeep Van Wormer and a charging Matt Miller who stormed from his 18th starting spot to be a contender at the end."I earned that one tonight. I tell you what, this is emotional for me. I have a lot of people supporting me and one individual in particular, Darrell Kirsch...I wanted to win one for him," said Henry Beside his Mean 15 - individuals and businesses that sponsored his #15 this season. "It's tough...I've been thinking about him and I'm thinking about Kent Robinson, a fellow racer who lost his dad today. I raced that race for them."
Henry said it was "heart" that got him to victory lane. "I just got up on the wheel and said I'm not letting this one slip away...I let the last one slip away, I'm racing my ass off," he said. "You'd better be elbows up when Jeep's around. I knew what I had to do to win this race and it was either wreck or win. I have to thank my dad, John; he busts his butt for me."
Henry thanked his "Mean 15" sponsors of Fultz Fabrications, Henry Farms, Mike and Sheila Keller, Truman Quarter horses, Lehman & Lehman, Norada Lanes, Associated Plastic, Home Savings and Loan, William H. Bass Trucking, Ron Spencer Real Estate, Jim Weber Motorsports, Automated Transport, In Memory of Darrell Kirsch, Re-Deck of Northwest Ohio, and Fremont Speedway.