Henigan Wins Again in ARMS Action at Ark-La-Tex Speedway


VIVIAN, La. (June 11) Veteran short track ace Chris Henigan used a thrilling last-lap pass to secure a $2,000 payday, winning a 30-lap A Main for the USRA American Racer Modified Series presented by DAY Motor Sports on Saturday at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway.

In other Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series action, Justin Whitehead powered to victory in a hotly-contested Sunoco USRA Factory Stock feature while Stephen Guidry earned a win in an action-packed main event for the USRA Limited Mods.

Henigan, of Marshall, Texas, started on the pole in a talent-filled 24-car field. Chris Dawson got the early jump and led the first 10 laps before former USRA series champ Triston Dycus powered around the outside of him to take command at lap 11. Dycus set a blistering pace for the next 17 circuits.

As the snarling pack of high-powered Mods were coming to the white flag, Henigan—who is a master at working the bottom—chose the outside coming off turn 4 and led lap 29 before bringing the crowd to its feet with another impressive victory with a $2,000 top prize.

Dycus settled for second while Joe Duvall came from 12th on the grid to finish third and earned an extra $250 as the hard charger of the race.

Manuel Williams II of Fouke, Ark., and Tommy Cannon of Denham Springs, La., completed the top five.

“I think they all knew I was going to be on the bottom,” Henigan told announcer Collin Bell in victory lane. “They started blocking a bit, so it kind of opened up the top groove for me. You could race all over this place, and it was a blast.

“Those guys from the Dallas area, they are all good racers. I was just trying to get as low as I could down there in turn 1, hook it in and let it propel me off the top of turn 2. It wasn't pretty, but I guess it got the job done. I want to thank my sponsors and everybody that helps make this possible.”

Finishing sixth through tenth in the USRA Modified feature were Kenny Gaddis, Jade Luzenberg, Tyler Townsend, Sean Gaddis and Lynnsee Provence. Five cautions slowed the pace—two before a single lap was completed. Henigan's margin of victory was a comfortable 0.892 second.

At the drivers meeting, and extra $100 was awarded to Dawson, Henigan and Sean Gaddis after a random draw of drivers pre-entered for the event.

Drivers, don’t forget that those who pre-enter for this and any ARMS race in 2022 save on the cost of the entry fee and pre-entries are eligible for one of three $100 cash drawings at the pit meeting those nights. Get entered now at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1965/registrations.

Heading into the next race at the Devil’s Bowl speedway on Saturday, June 18, Henigan holds the points lead with 391 over Duvall’s 356-point total. Dycus is third with 323 markers followed by Kenny Gaddis (307), Manuel Williams II (295), Cannon (288), Sean Gaddis (279), Dawson (271), Tyler Wolff (246) and Tyler Townsend (243).

With four races in the books, there are still 14 drivers with perfect attendance. At season’s end, the ARMS points champion will pocket at least $4,000.

Special thanks to American Racer, ARMI Contractors, Day Motor Sports, Innovative AutoGlass & Window Tint, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt, Star 1 Roofing & Construction, Summit Racing Equipment, Texas Locomotive Solutions and TNT Auto Parts for their support.

Whitehead wins another Factory Stock feature: Whitehead, of Texarkana, Texas, led all 20 laps of his Factory Stock contest despite attempts from his pal Neil Kemp to prevent the inevitable. Kemp gave the noted chassis builder and wheel-man a little nudge here and there, yet Whitehead hung on and sealed the deal.

Kemp settled for second, while Henigan (yes, he does double duty often) capped a stellar night in third. Sabine Speedway promoter Bubba Jones crossed the stripe in fourth, while Edgewood, Texas, racer Jeff Hammitt salvaged his weekend by finishing fifth after starting 12th on the 20-car grid.

“Starting on the pole was a huge advantage tonight,” Whitehead said. “It kind of locked up for us, I see the place to be was right around the bottom. Maybe Chris (Henigan) made some passes on the top, but I wasn’t going out there. We had an alright car, but it wasn't that great. We'll work on it for tomorrow.”

Finishing sixth through tenth were Bo Perry, Shawn Graham, Peyton Daughtery, Hayden Brown and Scotty Case. Two cautions slowed the pace on laps 1 and 6—both for minor incidents. Kemp and Whitehead's battle up front was one for the ages, a real 2022 season highlight.

Guidry garners USRA Limited Mod glory: Guidry, of Marksville, La., drove around the outside of early leader Adam Roy on lap 4 and pulled steadily away to earn top honors in USRA Limited Mod action. Aaron Roy started fourth and finished second while Brent Tidwell put in a blazing performance with his drive from seventh on the grid to fill out the podium in third.

B.J Moore and Andrew Rossum, both from Texarkana, Ark., rounded out the top five.

“I really need to thank my Mom and my Fiancé, Erica; they are a really big part of this operation,” a humble and honest Guidry said. “They keep me going every week. I just want to thank everybody who helps me do this, including all of my great sponsors for their support.”

Finishing sixth through tenth in the Limited Mod main were Conner Williams, Adam Roy, Dustin Durham, Jake Huckaby and Michael King Jr. Two cautions slowed the pace on laps 6 and 16—both for minor incidents.

Saturday night's gathering at Ralo Pilkington's beautiful facility, rightfully known as “The Land of Three-Wide” was one to remember, for a number of reasons. With a whopping 154 entries spread across six classes and more talent than words can describe, the end result was insanely good racing.

World-class track prep made for an excellent racing surface, one that held up nicely through 18 heat races, four “B” features and six “A” features. Pilkington and his staff drew big numbers, yet kept their heads down and executed the entire program in fine fashion.

You can replay every lap of this thrilling event with a subscription at RaceOnTexas.com. With over 350 races on the live-streaming schedule this year, it's your best value for online entertainment.

Officials from the Ark-La-Tex Speedway would like to give special thanks to East Texas Septic Systems, Fast Fix Dent Repair, LBK Luxury Pools, Magnolia Grey Boutique and Magnolia Grey Sweets for adding their support to this event.

Event photos are available at ChazBrzeski.SmugMug.com.

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For the 2022 campaign for the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, there are currently more than 50 of America’s finest dirt ovals which will host over 1,000 nights of racing this season.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
USRA American Racer Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports
Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La.
Saturday, June 11, 2022


Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won. The top 16 in heat race passing points advanced to the American Racer “A” Feature with the top redrawing for starting positions 1-8.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Star 1 Roofing Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
2. (5) 718 Tommy Cannon, Denham Springs, La.
3. (1) 66X Mike Dillard, McKinney, Texas
4. (6) 2S Steven Gaddis, Henderson, Texas
5. (4) F27 Lynnsee Provence, Little Rock, Ark.
6. (3) 55 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla.
7. (8) 6 Donnie Powers, Henderson, Texas
8. (7) 53 Aaron Moss, Westville, Okla.

TNT Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (5) 14T Triston Dycus, Maypearl, Texas
2. (1) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
3. (7) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
4. (4) 12T Tyler Townsend, Diana, Texas
5. (6) 79 Randall Settle, Shreveport, La.
6. (3) 75J Jeremy LaCoe, Lincoln, Ark.
7. (2) 75 Kyle Taylor, Longview, Texas

Texas Locomotive Solutions Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 24M Manuel Williams II, Fouke, Ark.
2. (4) 13J James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas
3. (1) 18J Jake Huckaby, Texarkana, Texas
4. (3) 24 Manuel Williams Sr., Fouke, Ark.
5. (5) 211 Richie Ginn, Jarreau, La.
DNS – 511 Tanner Barnhart, North Little Rock, Ark.
DNS – 7P Jodey Reep, El Dorado, Ark.

Innovative AutoGlass & Window Tint Heat #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 7X Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas
2. (4) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
3. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (5) 46 Jade Luzenberg, Saucier, Miss.
5. (2) 9R Barron Prince, Haughton, La.
6. (6) 38T T.J. Tolleson, Bevins, Texas
DNS – 24W Mason Williams, Fouke, Ark.

Day Motor Sports “B” Feature (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (3) F27 Lynnsee Provence, Little Rock, Ark.
2. (5) 55 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla.
3. (12) 511 Tanner Barnhart, North Little Rock, Ark.
4. (4) 211 Richie Ginn, Jarreau, La.
5. (8) 6 Donnie Powers, Henderson, Texas
6. (2) 9R Barron Prince, Haughton, La.
7. (11) 7P Jodey Reep, El Dorado, Ark.
8. (9) 75 Kyle Taylor, Longview, Texas
9. (10) 53 Aaron Moss, Westville, Okla.
10. (6) 75J Jeremy LaCoe, Lincoln, Ark.
11. (7) 38T T.J. Tolleson, Bevins, Texas
12. (1) 79 Randall Settle, Shreveport, La.
DNS – 24W Mason Williams, Fouke, Ark.

American Racer “A” Feature (30 laps):
1. (1) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
2. (4) 14T Triston Dycus, Maypearl, Texas
3. (12) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (7) 24M Manuel Williams II, Fouke, Ark.
5. (3) 718 Tommy Cannon, Denham Springs, La.
6. (6) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
7. (14) 46 Jade Luzenberg, Saucier, Miss.
8. (15) 12T Tyler Townsend, Diana, Texas
9. (8) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
10. (17) F27 Lynnsee Provence, Little Rock, Ark.
11. (5) 13J James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas
12. (2) 7X Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas
13. (22) 9R Barron Prince, Haughton, La.
14. (19) 511 Tanner Barnhart, North Little Rock, Ark.
15. (20) 211 Richie Ginn, Jarreau, La.
16. (21) 6 Donnie Powers, Henderson, Texas
17. (13) 2S Steven Gaddis, Henderson, Texas
18. (24) 75 Kyle Taylor, Longview, Texas
19. (23) 75J Jeremy LaCoe, Lincoln, Ark.
20. (10) 66X Mike Dillard, McKinney, Texas
21. (9) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
22. (16) 24 Manuel Williams Sr., Fouke, Ark.
23. (18) 55 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla.
24. (11) 18J Jake Huckaby, Texarkana, Texas

Lap Leaders: Dawson 1-10, Dycus 11-28, Henigan 29-30.
Total Laps Led: Dycus 18, Dawson 10, Henigan 2.
Margin of Victory: 0.892 second.
Time of Race: 24 minutes, 26.891 seconds.
Provisional Starters: LaCoe, Taylor (track).
Ark-La-Tex Speedway Hard Charger: Duvall (started 12th, finished 3rd).
Entries: 29.
Next Race: Saturday, June 18, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas.
Points Standings: Henigan 391, Duvall 356, Dycus 323, K. Gaddis 307, Manuel Williams II 295, Cannon 288, S. Gaddis 279, Dawson 271, Tyler Wolff 246, Townsend 243.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Dawson, S. Gaddis, Henigan ($100).
Ark-La-Tex Speedway – ($250).
RacerWebsite.com – Powers.

USRA LIMITED MODS

Heat #1:
1. (8) K-1 Stephen Guidry, Marksville, La.
2. (7) 47CC Conner Williams, Sibley, La.
3. (1) 18J Jake Huckaby, Texarkana, Texas
4. (4) 9R Barron Prince, Haughton, La.
5. (9) 92 Andrew Rossum, Texarkana, Texas
6. (5) 91 Chris Freeland, Bastrop, La.
7. (10) 0B Hayden Beckham, Quitman, La.
8. (2) 19 Ronny Freeland, Bastrop, La.
9. (6) 81 Kyle Ingalls, Minden, La.
10. (3) 72 Kyle Caldwell, Diana, Texas

Heat #2:
1. (1) 00 B.J. Moore, Texarkana, Ark.
2. (2) 18 Stephen Hogan, Jefferson, Texas
3. (5) 14JR Michael King Jr., El Dorado, Ark.
4. (9) 99X Dustin Durham, Texarkana, Ark.
5. (4) 21XL Taylor Boaze, Sabine, Texas
6. (6) 88 Dustin Taylor, Texarkana, Texas
7. (7) 7 Chad Morgan, Bradley, Ark.
8. (3) 21 Jacob Fricks, Shreveport, La.
9. (8) 1 Matt Ebarb, Bossier City, La.
10. (10) 25J Jacob McRae, Shreveport, La.

Heat #3:
1. (4) 2 Adam Roy, Hooks, Texas
2. (2) 20 Brent Tidwell, Harleton, Texas
3. (9) 35 Aaron Roy, Texarkana, Texas
4. (6) 36C Connor Mewborn, Texarkana, Texas
5. (7) 25 Josh Baucom, Shreveport, La.
6. (3) L17 Logan Griffin, Texarkana, Ark.
7. (5) 30T Tim McDonald, Lewisville, Ark.
8. (8) 27 Cade Galey, Stonewall, La.
9. (1) 42 Timothy Holt, Rodessa, La.

"B" Feature:
1. (2) L17 Logan Griffin, Texarkana, Ark.
2. (4) 88 Dustin Taylor, Texarkana, Texas
3. (7) 19 Ronny Freeland, Bastrop, La.
4. (1) 0B Hayden Beckham, Quitman, La.
5. (10) 81 Kyle Ingalls, Minden, La.
6. (5) 30T Tim McDonald, Lewisville, Ark.
7. (6) 7 Chad Morgan, Bradley, Ark.
8. (9) 27 Cade Galey, Stonewall, La.
9. (8) 21 Jacob Fricks, Shreveport, La.
10. (12) 72 Kyle Caldwell, Diana, Texas
11. (3) 91 Chris Freeland, Bastrop, La.
12. (11) 1 Matt Ebarb, Bossier City, La.
DNS – 42 Timothy Holt, Rodessa, La.
DNS – 25J Jacob McRae, Shreveport, La.

"A" Feature:
1. (1) K-1 Stephen Guidry, Marksville, La.
2. (4) 35 Aaron Roy, Texarkana, Texas
3. (7) 20 Brent Tidwell, Harleton, Texas
4. (5) 00 B.J. Moore, Texarkana, Ark.
5. (12) 92 Andrew Rossum, Texarkana, Texas
6. (3) 47CC Conner Williams, Sibley, La.
7. (2) 2 Adam Roy, Hooks, Texas
8. (8) 99X Dustin Durham, Texarkana, Ark.
9. (10) 18J Jake Huckaby, Texarkana, Texas
10. (9) 14JR Michael King Jr., El Dorado, Ark.
11. (17) 19 Ronny Freeland, Bastrop, La.
12. (6) 18 Stephen Hogan, Jefferson, Texas
13. (15) L17 Logan Griffin, Texarkana, Ark.
14. (13) 25 Josh Baucom, Shreveport, La.
15. (16) 88 Dustin Taylor, Texarkana, Texas
16. (14) 21XL Taylor Boaze, Sabine, Texas
17. (18) 0B Hayden Beckham, Quitman, La.
18. (11) 36C Connor Mewborn, Texarkana, Texas
19. (19) 81 Kyle Ingalls, Minden, La.
DNS – 9R Barron Prince, Haughton, La.

SUNOCO USRA FACTORY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (4) 12 Bo Perry, Bossier City, La.
2. (3) 38 Mike Wells, Texarkana, Texas
3. (7) 28 Collin Hodges, Wells, Texas
4. (8) 1H Chad Herring, Beach City, Texas
5. (6) 35 Raysen Roy, Texarkana, Texas
6. (5) 00 Gary Hendrickson, Texarkana, Texas
7. (1) 107 Steven Thompson, Vivian, La.
8. (9) B7 Michael Turner, Minden, La.
9. (2) 99X Derrick Durham, Texarkana, Ark.
DNS – 9C Cole Cook, Vivian, La.

Heat #2:
1. (8) 36J Justin Whitehead, Texarkana, Texas
2. (5) XXX Shawn Graham, Shreveport, La.
3. (9) J27 Scotty Case, Marshall, Texas
4. (2) 81 Damon Gardner, Stamps, Ark.
5. (4) 22B Cole Burleson, Hooks, Texas
6. (3) 444 Travis Hudnall, Liberty, Texas
7. (6) C8 Jeremy Crumpler, Sarepta, La.
8. (7) 53 Hayden Brown, Minden, La.
9. (1) 81G Dennis Gardner, Lewisville, Ark.
DNS – 14 Matthew Whitehead, Linden, Texas

Heat #3:
1. (7) 20 Neil Kemp, Mineral Springs, Ark.
2. (5) C16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
3. (3) 1D David Edwards, Natchitoches, La.
4. (10) 13 Jeff Hammitt, Edgewood, Texas
5. (2) 77 Tyler Dubois, Robeline, La.
6. (6) 1 Stoney Dubois, Robeline, La.
7. (1) 5 Frank Canizoro, Mansfield, La.
8. (8) 22 Dustin Henigan, Marshall, Texas
9. (9) 35M T.J. McCarty, Amity, Ark.
10. (4) 34P Peyton Daugherty, Bossier City, La.

Heat #4:
1. (4) B21 Bubba Jones, Many, La.
2. (6) D55 Dalton Dubois, Robeline, La.
3. (8) 4 Jeffrey Beshea, Sarepta, La.
4. (2) 09 Dawson Moore, Bastrop, La.
5. (7) 17 Derek Miller, Kilgore, Texas
6. (9) 25 Gary Harvin, Fouke, Ark.
7. (1) 5-O Cole Ogden, Maud, Texas
8. (5) C2 Todd Collier, Magnolia, Ark.
9. (3) 9G Ryan Green, Atlanta, Texas
10. (10) 10X Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas

"B" Feature #1:
1. (13) 34P Peyton Daugherty, Bossier City, La.
2. (5) 22B Cole Burleson, Hooks, Texas
3. (10) 53 Hayden Brown, Minden, La.
4. (12) 9G Ryan Green, Atlanta, Texas
5. (1) 1H Chad Herring, Beach City, Texas

"B" Feature #2:
1. (1) 1D David Edwards, Natchitoches, La.
2. (2) 09 Dawson Moore, Bastrop, La.
3. (6) 1 Stoney Dubois, Robeline, La.
4. (13) 10X Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
5. (3) 35 Raysen Roy, Texarkana, Texas
6. (10) 22 Dustin Henigan, Marshall, Texas
7. (4) 77 Tyler Dubois, Robeline, La.
8. (5) 444 Travis Hudnall, Liberty, Texas
9. (12) 35M T.J. McCarty, Amity, Ark.
10. (11) 99X Derrick Durham, Texarkana, Ark.
11. (7) 5 Frank Canizoro, Mansfield, La.
12. (8) C8 Jeremy Crumpler, Sarepta, La.
13. (9) C2 Todd Collier, Magnolia, Ark.
DNS – 9C Cole Cook, Vivian, La.

"A" Feature:
1. (1) 36J Justin Whitehead, Texarkana, Texas
2. (2) 20 Neil Kemp, Mineral Springs, Ark.
3. (8) C16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
4. (4) B21 Bubba Jones, Many, La.
5. (12) 13 Jeff Hammitt, Edgewood, Texas
6. (3) 12 Bo Perry, Bossier City, La.
7. (7) XXX Shawn Graham, Shreveport, La.
8. (13) 34P Peyton Daugherty, Bossier City, La.
9. (17) 53 Hayden Brown, Minden, La.
10. (5) J27 Scotty Case, Marshall, Texas
11. (20) 10X Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
12. (18) 1 Stoney Dubois, Robeline, La.
13. (9) 4 Jeffrey Beshea, Sarepta, La.
14. (11) 38 Mike Wells, Texarkana, Texas
15. (16) 09 Dawson Moore, Bastrop, La.
16. (15) 22B Cole Burleson, Hooks, Texas
17. (10) 28 Collin Hodges, Wells, Texas
18. (19) 9G Ryan Green, Atlanta, Texas
19. (6) D55 Dalton Dubois, Robeline, La.
20. (14) 1D David Edwards, Natchitoches, La.

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