Henson Sweeps Figure 8 Action

Story by Ken de la Bastide
Photo by Dave Sink

(April 7, 2013) - It proved to be a good night in Figure-8 Front Wheel Drive division competition last Saturday for Kevin Henson.

Henson set fast time during qualifications, won the heat race and captured the feature event with a pass of Elliott McKinney with four laps remaining.

Bill Leisure grabbed the point at the feature event, but he only laid claim to the position for two laps when McKinney got inside entering turn three.

Henson and Nick Warner passed Leisure on lap five entering turn two. Leisure bounced off the wall in turn one on the next circuit, ending his night.

With McKinney out front, Henson started to close the gap and for several laps looked to get inside to take the point.

On lap 11, Henson was able to get underneath McKinney exiting turn four and went on to win by 1-second. Warner finished third followed by Jerry Lee Swinford and Mark Allman.

In the heat race, Henson passed both Allman and McKinney on the second lap to grab the point and went on to win by .8-seconds over McKinney and Warner.

Henson set quick time in qualifying at 20.321-seconds followed by Warner at 20.647-seconds and McKinney with a time of 20.760-seconds.

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