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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.

August 26, 2017 - Michael Arnold Returns to Magnolia With MSCCS
On Saturday night the Henderson Motorsports team traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) with Michael Arnold competing in a field of 25 Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) entries. Following the fourth fastest time in his group, Arnold posted a 7th place finish in the Dash locking him into the 7th-starting spot for the A-Main. With $2,500 on the line, Michael slipped back to a 14th place outing.

Michael sits in fifth in the MSCCS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.

August 12, 2017 - Arnold Visits Magnolia Motor Speedway for Local Show
Michael Arnold traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday evening for Fan Appreciation Night. Timing in second fastest overall in a field of 14 cars in qualifying, Arnold earned the 2nd-starting position for the 20-lap feature. After battling for a podium spot for the majority of the race, Michael slipped back to place 13th in the closing laps.

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

August 5, 2017 - Top 10 Finish With MSCCS at Columbus Speedway
Friday night found Michael Arnold and the Henderson Motorsports teams in action at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series sanctioned opener. Bringing home a Top 10 finish in the feature, Arnold landed a 7th place spot.

The following night brought 27 MSCCS competitors to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the $2,500 top prize. After laying down the third fastest time in his qualifying group, Arnold recorded an 8th place finish in the Dash positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Running into mechanical issues near the midway point of the feature, Michael was an early retiree on lap 30.

Michael is currently third in the MSCCS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.StateSeries.com.

July 29, 2017 - Michael Arnold Captures First Win of the Season at Hattiesburg
Piloting the L&D Trucking #10 Super Late Model, Michael Arnold invaded Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) on Friday evening competing in a field of 20 Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) entries. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, Arnold earned the pole position for the A-Main after topping the field in the Dash. Building a comfortable lead late in the feature, Michael cruised to his first win of the season over Billy Franklin, David Breazeale, Rick Rickman, and Nick Thrash. Arnold pocketed a $2,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 45-lapper.

Saturday found 19 MSCCS followers back in action at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for the $2,500 top prize. Earning the 4th-starting position for the feature after coming in fourth fastest in time trials, Arnold improved one spot in the main event to place 3rd behind Garrett Alberson and Brian Rickman with Chad Thrash and Chandler Petty completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

July 21, 2017 - Arnold Attends Midsummer Championship at Greenville Speedway
On Friday night the Henderson Motorsports team saw Michael Arnold return to action at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for a pair of Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned events. Drawing 18 cars for the Midsummer Championship, Arnold secured his spot into the Dash with the fastest time in his qualifying group. Losing two spots in the Dash, Michael posted a 3rd place finish locking him into the 3rd-starting position for the feature. Dropping one position in the 40-lap affair, Michael Arnold notched a 4th place finish behind David Breazeale, Chad Thrash, and Brian Rickman with Garrett Alberson coming 5th. (Best Photography)

Saturday night’s $2,500-to-win A-Main was washed out by Mother Nature.

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

July 2, 2017 - Michael Arnold Posts Top 5 Finish With CCSDS at Jackson Motor Speedway
Taking part in a pair of COMP Camps Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) events over the Fourth of July weekend, Michael Arnold and the Henderson Motorsports team visited Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Saturday night. Holding his spot in his 8-lap heat race, Arnold posted a 3rd place finish locking him into the 8th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 5, Michael charged through the field four spots reeling in a 4th place finish behind Jack Sullivan, Rick Rickman, and Garrett Alberson with Chad Trash coming in 5th. (Woody Hampton photo)

Sunday night brought the Henderson Motorsports team to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the $2,000 top prize. Following the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Rick Rickman, Arnold stormed to a 10-lap heat race win positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Coming two spots shy of a Top 5 finish, Michael slipped back to a 7th place outing in the 35-lap affair.

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

June 17, 2017 - Henderson Motorsports Competes with LOLMDS at Magnolia
Aboard the Henderson Motorsports entry, Michael Arnold was one of 40 Super Late Models signed in at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned program. Sending the Top 4 out of the heats and into the Clash at the Mag feature, Michael was involved in a tangle in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 3 to make the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Arnold fell short with 10th place outing.

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

May 19, 2017 - Arnold Finishes 3rd with MSCCS at Hattiesburg
1On Friday night Michael Arnold returned with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) for the $2,000-to-win A-Main at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). After getting caught behind a wreck early in the feature, Arnold battled back to a solid 3rd place finish behind Tommy Surrett and Billy Franklin with Chad Thrash and Dean Carpenter completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

May 6, 2017 - Henderson Motorsports Finishes 4th at Whynot
1 Michael Arnold and the Henderson Motorsports team were back in action on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned program. After a 2nd place finish in his dash, Arnold received pole for the $2,500-to-win A-Main after the redraw. Hanging onto a Top 5 finish, Michael notched a 4th place spot behind David Breazeale, Chad Thrash, and Dane Dacus with Nick Thrash coming in 5th.

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

April 21, 2017 - Podium Finish for Henderson Motorsports at the Bullring
1 With Michael Arnold behind the wheel of the L&D Trucking #10 Super Late Model, Henderson Motorsports visited Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday night for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned James Nickoles Memorial. Competing in a field of 22 cars for the $2,000 payday in the feature, Arnold landed a 3rd place spot behind Billy Moyer Jr. and Jamie Tollison with Chad Thrash and Dean Carpenter completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

April 15, 2017 - Michael Arnold Races to 7th at Magnolia Motor Speedway
1Competing with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS), David Breazeale traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. Timing in third fastest overall in his qualifying group, Breazeale locked into the 4th-starting spot for the feature. Falling short of a Top 5 finish, David slipped back to a 7th place outing in the 50-lapper.

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