Team CHR is a family-based team that traces it roots back to the late 1950’s when “Cap’s” grandfather Charles “Chuck” Henry was a successful SCCA H Production road racing driver with his 1948 MG TC. When not racing this production car, Chuck worked for the telephone company and ran a local asphalt go-kart track in Bellevue, Ohio. Unfortunately his life was cut short in a practice session in 1961 at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He was crowned National Champion after his demise.
His sons Paul And Kit Henry eventually picked up where their father left off racing SCCA Formula Atlantic and Continental cars successfully during the 70’s and early 80’s, amassing numerous NeOhio regional championships between the two of them. Paul was invited to the National Run offs on more than one occasion.
The team then faded for 15 years until Kit’s son “Cap” began showing an interest in racing when he was just 6 years old. Since then the team has raced at all levels of go karting successfully through out the Midwest, winning local, regional and divisional championships in WKA and SKUSA. In 1999, Kit opened the Go-Kart and Safety Gear business and called it Henry MotorSports, Inc. as a means to finance “Cap’s” racing endeavors. As the business grew and took more of Kit’s time at the track it became apparent that they needed to hire additional drivers to help maintain “Cap’s” karts at the track. Over the last few years the team has had the opportunity to work with some of the best young guns of the racing world including sprint car drivers and super modified drivers including John Ivy, Craig Mintz, and Moe Lilje, as well as Brad Bowman and others. Our family businesses have been the team’s primary funding source to this pointTeam Manager
William “Kit” Henry II is a 53 year old native of Bellevue, Ohio. He is a graduate of Westminster School, in Simsbury, Connecticut and Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Kit has been successful in sales and management most of his adult life. Kit is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II and has worked successfully in this field for 14 years. Not only is he the owner of Henry Motorsports Inc., a safety gear, go-kart, and hobby shop; he is also the owner of Checkered Flag Computers, as well as 2KC Enterprises LLC and Bellevue Wireless. He has spent most of his life in the sport of racing in one form or another and understands the importance of the business marketing relationship.
Team Crew Chief
A.J. Havens is a 25 year old native of Fremont, Ohio. A.J. has been around and working on sprint cars his whole life. He has spent the better part of the last 10 years on the road with the World of Outlaws Driver, Chad Kemenah; All-Star Sprint Car Driver Greg Wilson; and has been with Team CHR on and off for the past three seasons. He is now the full-time Crew Chief with Team CHR.
Primary Team Members
Andrew Barman is a 27 year old native of Fremont, Ohio. Andrew has been working on sprint cars for more than 5 years including working with Shane Hmiel, Cody White, Doug Berryman, and Mike Linder. He has been with Team CHR for two years.
Mark Whaley is a 43 year old native of Bellevue, Ohio, and has been the teams transportation specialist for the past year. He has worked on and off with the team since he retired from racing in 2006.
Greg Krumnow is a 31 year old factory worker and a Team CHR member for five years.