Henry Does It Again At Attica

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Cap Henry (4) races under Shawn Dancer at Attica Raceway Park. (Todd Ridgeway photo)
Cap Henry (4) races under Shawn Dancer at Attica Raceway Park. (Todd Ridgeway photo)

ATTICA, Ohio — Thirty-year-old Cap Henry continued his winning ways Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Heenry started sixth and muscled past polesitter Shawn Dancer on the 10th lap of the sprint car main event and led the rest of the distance for his sixth victory at the track this season. It was his ninth overall victory of the campaign.

“This goes out to the team,” noted Henry. “Everybody is doing their job, giving me a really good car. We have been good enough, we can just kind of run where we need to too get by. Getting through lapped traffic pretty good.  It’s pretty crazy to know we have won this many races, just thankful for everyone’s hard work.”

This was the first of a weekend Attica double-header, in which both nights will score the 410 sprint cars with 30-lap events.

The race itself was slowed by just two minor yellow flags, both inside the five-lap mark. Henry would initially nab the lead on lap four after a lap three restart where he went from fifth to second in one swoop. However, that second yellow dropped on lap four and Henry had to retreat back to second for the restart.

The next six laps after that restart saw Henry and Dancer dance side-by-side until Henry finally cleared and set sail. Slicing through lapped traffic Henry exited the field as Chad Kemenah got by Dancer for second, but Henry was long gone.

Inside five laps to go multiple Attica and Fremont track champion Byron Reed would sail past first Dancer for third, and then at the white flag barrel past Kemenah to secure second.

D.J. Foos would get by Dancer as well moving into fourth and dropping Dancer to fifth at the finish.

“We have been pretty good, and pretty fortunate. Our car usually works really well in traffic and going through dirty air. We were able to do it again tonight. I almost messed up out there, I thought it was only a 25 lapper tonight. I am glad I had a good lead and did not screw that up. Grateful for everybody’s hard work, we will be back tomorrow night and see what happens,” finished Henry.

Jamie Miller won the 305 sprint car feature and Matt Miller topped the late model main event.