Henry takes Hartford for first ALMS win of season
HARTFORD, Mich. (July 8) — Former series champion Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio, notched his first Sunoco American Late Model Series victory of the season Friday at Hartford Speedway Park. Henry earned $2,000 for his sixth career series victory and his third victory in his last four starts overall. | Slideshow
J.T. Hotovy of Covert, Mich., was second followed by Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich. Ryan VanderVeen of Six Lakes, Mich., and Chad White of Coloma, Mich. rounded out the top five. Sixth-finishing Guy Volk of Portage, Ind., was the only other driver on the lead lap in the 19-car field.
Notes: Henry is sponsored by Truman Quarter Horses and Wide Open Graphics. ... Henry's previous ALMS victory came Sept. 4, 2010, at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. ... Over Fourth of July weekend, Henry won at Attica and Oakshade and was leading a Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, when loss of fuel pressure forced him out. ... The Hartford event was a make up of a June 24 rainout. ... The tour returns to Hartford in two weeks for the $4,700-to-win Lane 47 on July 22.
ALMS @ Hartford: (1) Jon Henry, (2) J.R. Hotovy, (3) Brian Ruhlman, (4) Ryan VanderVeen, (5) Chad White, (6) Guy Volk, (7) Steve Ausra, (8) Jim Borden, (9) Linc Stevens, (10) Mark Wagner, (11) Larry Arndt, (12) Skid Moudy, (13) Zack Olger, (14) Curtis Roberts, (15) Phil Austra, (16) Alan Vochaska, (17) Doug Ausra, (18) Jason Ferguson, (19) Mark Pifer. Heat race winners (among 19 cars): Henry, VanderVeeen, Roberts.