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August 25, 2018 - Top 5 Finish With MSCCS at Hattiesburg Speedway
Friday night found Spencer Hughes in action at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) kicking off the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) doubleheader. Reeling in a Top 5 finish in the feature, Spencer scored a 4th place spot behind David Breazeale, Michael Arnold, and Dean Carpenter with Rick Rickman coming in 5th.

The following night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the $2,500 top prize, Spencer registered the fifth fastest time in qualifying positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Dropping one spot in the 40-lap affair, Spencer Hughes notched a 6th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.StateSeries.com.

August 4, 2018 - Mechanical Issues Ends Hughes' Night at Whynot Motorsports Park
Spencer Hughes and the Henderson Motorsports team invaded Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Hughes was one of 10 cars the failed to finish that 40-lap affair.

Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

July 14, 2018 - Hughes Lands 6th Place Finish in Governor's Cup at Magnolia Motor Speedway
On Saturday night the Henderson Motorsports team traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) with Spencer Hughes in action for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series sanctioned Governor’s Cup. Earning the 6th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Hughes held his spot for all 40 laps to place 6th. (Chris McDill photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

July 5, 2018 - Spencer Hughes Bags Top 10 Finish With CCSDS at Magnolia Motor Speedway
Thursday night found Spencer Hughes in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) powering the Henderson Motorsports #10 Super Late Model entry for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) sanctioned program. With 26 cars registered in for action, Hughes posted a 4th place finish in his heat positioning him 11th on the starting grid for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining one spot in the 35-lap affair, Spencer reeled in a 10th place outing.  

Full results from this event are available at www.COMPDirt.com.

June 23, 2018 - 7th Place Finish With MSCCS at Tri-County Speedway
Following the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS), Spencer Hughes was one of 13 Super Late Models on hand at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) on Friday night for the $2,000 top prize. Running in mechanical issues in the feature, Hughes was an early retiree from the A-Main with being credited with a 13th place outing.

The following night at Tri-County Speedway (Pollard, Alabama), Hughes earned the 8th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Man via preliminary events. Gaining one spot in the 40-lap affair, Spencer reeled in a 7th place outing.

Full results from these events are available at www.StateSeries.com.

June 16, 2018 - Top 10 Finish in Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway
On Friday evening Spencer Hughes and the Henderson Motorsports team traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the two-day Clash at the Mag. With 28 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand, Hughes came up one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat race with a 7th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the main event, Spencer fell short of a transfer spot into the show with a 6th place outing. Receiving a provisional into the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Spencer Hughes advanced through the field 13 spots in the 100-lap affair reeling in an impressive 10th place finish.

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

May 18, 2018 - Podium Finish at Hattiesburg Speedway With MSCCS
Powering the Henderson Motorsports #10 Super Late Model, Spencer Hughes invaded Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) on Friday evening for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned program. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the 30-lap affair, Henderson notched a 3rd place spot behind Michael Arnold and Neil Baggett with Brian Rickman and Chad Thrash completing the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

May 12, 2018 - Top 5 Finish With Comp Cams at Magnolia Motor Speedway
Saturday night brought Spencer Hughes and the Henderson Motorsports team to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the COMP Cam Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) sanctioned program. In a field of 24 Super Late Models, Hughes locked his spot into the $2,500-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Breaking into the Top-5, Spencer improved seven spots in the 40-lapper to place 4th behind B.J. Robinson, Gavin Landers, and Chandler Petty with Shay Knight coming in 5th. (Chris McDill photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.COMPDirt.com.

April 21, 2018 - Spencer Hughes Attends Queen City Shootout at Whynot Motorsports Park
On Friday night Spencer Hughes hopped behind the wheel of the L&D Trucking #10 Super Late Model for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned weekend at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi). Drawing 39 cars for the two-day Queen City Shootout, Hughes followed up the 12th fastest time in his qualifying group with a 8th place finish in his heat race. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Spencer fell four spots short with a 7th place finish.

Returning on Saturday evening for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Hughes logged a 9th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top-3 to make the feature, Spencer recorded a 7th place outing ending his night early.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

March 31, 2018 - Runner-up Finish With Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series at the Mag
Spencer Hughes invaded Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday night returning with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS). With 20 cars on hand, Spencer laid down the second fastest time in qualifying before charging to a Dash victory. Earning the pole position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main, Hughes led the opening 17 circuits until losing the top spot to Chad Thrash. Holding his spot in the remaining 23 laps, Spencer Hughes landed a runner-up finish behind Thrash with Rick Rickman, Billy Moyer, and Neil Baggett completing the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

March 24, 2018 - Top 10 Finish With MSCCS at Whynot Motorsports Park
Saturday night found Spencer Hughes in action at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned program. In a field of 26 cars, Hughes recorded the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group sending him into the B-Main. Streaking to the consolation victory, Spencer earned the 10th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. After navigating his way into the Top-5 early, Spencer Hughes dropped three spots late in the 40-lap affair to place 8th.

Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

March 17, 2018 - Spencer Hughes Bags Runner-up Finish in Henderson Motorsports Debut at Southern Raceway
After Mother Nature wiped out Friday's opener, Spencer Hughes was one of 24 Super Late Models signed at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) powering the Henderson Motorsports #10 Super Late Model for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Bash at the Beach. Laying down the third fastest time in his group in qualifying, Hughes earned the 5th-starting position for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Hughes improved three spots in the 50-lap affair to place 2nd behind G.R. Smith with J.R. Moseley, Joseph Joiner, and Kitt Sealy completing the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from this event are available at www.SASDirt.com.

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.

Full results from this event are available at www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.

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.

Full results from this event are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

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.

Full results from this event are available at www.SASDirt.com.

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)

Full results from this event are available at www.COMPDirt.com.