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December 27th, 2017 - Henderson Motorsports Ends 2017 Season; Gears Up for 2017 Campaign
The 2017 season saw the Henderson Motorsports team compete in a total of 21 events while capturing one win with Michael Arnold behind the wheel of the L&D Trucking #10 Super Late Model for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). Losing eight of their scheduled dates to Mother Nature, the team collected 11 Top-10 outings and 9 Top-5 finishes.

November 22nd, 2017 - Henderson Motorsports and Spencer Hughes Join Forces for 2018
Laurel, Mississippi (11/22/17) – Henderson Motorsports is excited to announce that 17-year-old standout Spencer Hughes will be piloting the team’s L&D Trucking #10 Longhorn Chassis by Weaver/ Cornett Thunder Racing Engine Super Late Model in 2018.

“We had some good runs with Michael (Arnold) during the 2017 season, but we mutually agreed to go separate ways at the end of the year,” Henderson Motorsports’ Leon Henderson noted. “I don’t think there’s anybody from the South who hasn’t been paying attention to the incredible job Spencer Hughes has been doing behind the wheel over the past few years. He can truly drive car in any class to the front. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board with the team for 2018.”

The 17-year-old Hughes hails from Meridian, Mississippi and recently wrapped up another successful year of racing, which found him winning in Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, and Street Stocks. The opportunity for Spencer to join the team is one that he doesn’t take lightly.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity that Henderson Motorsports has offered me, and it really means a lot to me,” Hughes said. “To have only ran about five Super Late Model races in my career, and then to get this offer is pretty awesome. The Hendersons are giving me everything that I need to be successful, and now I just need to do my job.”

Despite limited Super Late Model starts, Hughes has already made an impact on the sport. In September he made history when he won the Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model event at Magnolia Motor Speedway. With the victory, the then 16-year-old racer became the youngest winner in the history of the storied tour.

Along with a new driver, the team has made a chassis change for 2018. They will now be fielding Longhorn Chassis by Randy Weaver.

“We’ve gotten to know Randy and everybody at his operation quite well, and those guys really have something special with their program,” Leon Henderson said. “We’re excited to have these new cars, and we’ll probably hit several events that Randy Weaver takes his team to in 2018, so that we can learn as much as possible about setting up these Longhorn Chassis.”

The team will continue to utilize Cornett Thunder Racing Engines.

The 2018 campaign will open for the team February 5-10 at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) during the annual Winternationals with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. From there the team will pick and choose regional and special events.

“We want to hit a lot of different tracks and get Spencer as much experience as possible in different conditions,” Henderson said. “He’s already extremely talented, and as he gets more seat time, he’ll only get better. I really believe that the sky is the limit for this young man.”

For Hughes he’s realistic about his goals and expectations for 2018.

“I know that I’m going to be seeing a lot of new places and racing against some really tough competition on a nightly basis. I feel like the only way to be the best is to race with the best. I’m focused on learning something new every time I hit the track. Every night that we unload, I’m going to be looking to win, but most importantly I know that right now I need to focus on making laps. I want to be smart with my equipment at all times.”

October 28th, 2017 - 12th Place Finish in Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot
Powering the L&D Trucking #10 Super Late Model, Michael Arnold and the Henderson Motorsports team traveled to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Friday night for the 23rd annual Coors Light Fall Classic. With 42 Super Late Models signed in for the unsanctioned weekend, Arnold timed in seventh fastest in qualifying before placing 4th in his heat race. Earning the 14th-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Michael improved two spots in the 100-lap affair notching a 12th place finish.

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September 23rd, 2017 - Arnold Returns to Magnolia for Cotton Pickin' 100
Friday night found Michael Arnold in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. Drawing 42 Super Late Models for the unsanctioned weekend, Arnold logged a 10th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the $20,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Slated to start deep in the field, Michael packed up and headed home early on Friday evening.

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September 9th, 2017 - Michael Arnold Follows MSSCS to Magnoia
After losing Friday’s Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) to Mother Nature, Michael Arnold headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Governor's Cup. Earning the 21st-starting position for the $4,000-to-win feature via preliminary events, Michael gained one spot in the 40-lapper to place 20th.

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September 2nd, 2017 - Arnold Visits Jackson Motor Speedway for Labor Day Special
Michael Arnold returned behind the wheel of the Henderson Motorsports #10 Super Late Model on Saturday night for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) sanctioned program at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi). With 19 cars on hand for the $3,000 top prize, Arnold gained one spot in his heat to place 2nd behind Jack Sullivan. Earning the 6th-starting position for the A-Main, Michael dropped back to a 15th place outing in the 25-lap affair. (Woody Hampton photo)

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