Justin Henderson Leaves BDS Motorsports

Justin Henderson
Justin Henderson (1) battles Tim Kaeding during the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

NEWTON, Iowa — South Dakota sprint car driver Justin Henderson has left BDS Motorsports for personal reasons, effective immediately.

The team said in a statement that Henderson has chosen to leave the team after four years in order to focus more on his growing business and to spend more time with his family.

Henderson and BDS Motorsports have been chasing the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series championship this season and they currently sit seventh in the standings with a best finish of second earlier this season at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

“I want to thank BDS Motorsports for everything they have done the past four years, both professionally and personally,” Henderson said in a statement via Facebook. “Bryan and Dave Sundby have always done their best to give me every opportunity to win, and have always treated us like family.”

BDS Motorsports, which is owned by Bryan and Dave Sundby, said in a statement on their Facebook page that they plan to continue competing in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with a driver to be named at a later date. They also plan to compete in 360 Knoxville Nationals the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals later this year.

“We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to send us a message regarding our driver search for the remainder of the season. The team is working diligently to keep everything on track so that we can head out West as planned,” the team said in their statement.