What makes a champion? Bert Henderson possibly holds the key with 23 years of racing experience in the 2.5 liter and Grand Prix classes: “Before a race, I isolate myself and I try to think of strategies that I will use. I visualize the race in my head several times from start to finish, and I also think about what I would do if I made a mistake.”
This lover of mac and cheese and Bon Jovi attaches great importance to its preparation before the race without ever forgetting to kiss his wife and son who are both great fans of racing. Besides, his son will do his debut in the HRL this year driving the S-777. He has been competing in the Stock Outboard States of the American Power Boat Association for a couple years. No doubts, the Henderson family is fuelled by the sound of engines!
Naturally humble even if he was named Driver of the Year in 2015 by the ACHA, this native of Brockville insists on shaking hands with his opponents before a race. For him, it is important to consider the drivers and the sport at fair value. This esteem for the competition has intensified after his accident in Saint-Félicien in 2014 where he had to put his fears aside to return to the competition: “Winning Saint-Félicien in 2015 was redemption for me. I have even more respect for the sport today.”