Fredericksburg, VA native Brian Henderson has entered the Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. He’ll be driving a car prepared by Brandonbilt Motorsports and will be sporting the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and Mini’s Mission during the event.
Henderson started in go-karts in Virginia before moving to road racing in full-size cars in 2013 winning the Rookie of the Year in the NASA Mid-Atlantic Series. He finished second in the points in the series in 2013 and 2014. He competed in a Late Model Stock Car in 2015 in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series in 2016, making just five starts with one top ten finish. Henderson made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start last year at Watkins Glen starting 34th and finishing 33rd.
Henderson has offered his car to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and Mini’s Mission to help give awareness to the two non-profit foundations. The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers and to raise awareness through their Adopt-A-Child, Safe on the Sidelines and Guardian Angel Programs.
They do this by pairing the afflicted child and their siblings with local high school and college sports teams, campus clubs, and arts programs in their community. If your team or club is ready to start making a difference in a child’s life, please visit the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and register today!
Mini’s Mission is a charitable fundraising program founded by 13-year old race car driver Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell. Mini’s Mission wants to win the race against childhood cancer by raising as many donations as
possible. Their vision is that there will be a day when no child will face the uncertainty of cancer and that successful treatments will not result in negative, long-term effects.
In 2010, at age 6, Mini decided that he wanted to help children with cancer after his friend Ella was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After witnessing her battle, Mini became determined to start raising donations and bring awareness to pediatric cancer through his racing. Mini has a vision to one day build a hospital for children with cancer but hopes that a cure will be found before then!
Henderson will be looking to improve on his 33rd place finish in last years Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen. To learn more about Henderson visit his website at www.BrianHendersonRacing.com or check him out on www.Facebook.com/BrianHendersonRacing
For more information on the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation visit their website at http://friendsofjaclyn.org/ or for more info on Mini’s Mission visit http://minityrrell.com/minis-mission/