Henderson Rallies to 17th-Place Finish at Greenville-Pickens Speedway
China Grove, N.C. (September 7, 2016) – Brian Henderson and the Precision Performance Motorsports crew traveled to Greenville-Pickens Speedway over the Labor Day holiday for The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140. The track has a notorious history of being one of the toughest tracks on the K&N Pro Series East schedule thanks to its flat racing surface and lack of grip, but Henderson was looking forward to the challenge. Although damage in practice forced Henderson to start at the rear of the field, he overcame the set back and rallied to a 17th-place finish.
In a rare one-day show for the K&N Pro Series East, the morning began with two scheduled practice sessions. Henderson, in only his third-ever oval track start, spent the sessions learning the unique characteristics of the track.
Starting the 140-lap event from the 21st position, Henderson focused on the advice from spotter and driver coach, Brandon Gdovic. The early laps of the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 were marked by multiple on-track incidents as well as a 45-minute red flag stint to repair damage to the racing surface. Henderson, in an effort to avoid incident, hung back throughout the first half of the race. Gaining confidence and familiarity by midrace, Henderson began to turn his fastest lap times of the event. He maintained this momentum, taking the checkered flag in the 17th position.
Brian Henderson Quotes:
“The No. 46 BDL Motorsports Camry felt good throughout the race. Our PPM team took advantage of every pit stop, continuing to improve the handling of the car on such a difficult track. I definitely learned a lot here, this track is unlike any I have ever raced at before. It is hands down the hardest track I have been to, but I am glad I got to gain experience and hope to compete here again one day.”