"American Teenager Cap Henry" as he is referred to in the press writings from Australia is gaining valuable experience as he progresses in his racing down under. November 21 first found 32 of Australia's best gathered at Brisbane Speedway for the opening round of the World Series of Sprint Cars in Australia, often compared to the United States, World of Outlaws or All-Star Series. Unfortunately 19 year old Cap Henry had to battle uphill all night as he was the first qualifier on a greasy track and turned in the 31st time relegating him outside the 30 car inversion. He would be starting at the back all night.
Heat one found the youngster on the move as he started last in 11th position and ran up to 6th passing and holding off quick qualifier and 2nd place A main finisher Max Dumesny. His second heat would not be as strong as the results show that none of the cars made much progress starting 11th again he spun early bringing out the caution. He recovered from his spin to run to 9th following eventual A main winner Brooke Tatenall to the checkers. The B Main would be another story as he and team mate Matt Butler would start from the tail of the fields in 17th and 18th position, Cap said after the 2nd heat race he made the decisions of what he wanted to changed for the B main and it paid off handsomely as he ran from the back of the field to a 5th place finish racing the transfer car across the line.
Though he didn't make the show he gained a lot of valuable experience in setting his car up, which should help him for his last few race in Australia and when he returns to the states, His team mate Matt Butler came home 8th in the B main. His first race back in the United State will be the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in early January 2010, Again we'd like to Thank the people in Australia that are making this all possible, Auto Tech, Trail A Van, Butler Fabrication, and Bob Cats Today.