GRANT THOMPSON

BIOGRAPHY

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GRANT THOMPSON

AGE: 15     BIRTHDAY: February 6, 2006     RESIDES: Mobile, AL

Grant Thompson is a 15-year-old race car driver from Mobile, AL. In 2019 Grant competed in the Southern Pro-Am Truck Series throughout the Southeast. He was the 2019 Pro Truck Champion at Mobile International Speedway. In 2019 Grant also competed in the Jr. Late Model Challenge Camp at Madera Speedway and out of hundreds of applicants across the country was chosen as the winner.

2018 and 2019 career highlights:

  • 2018 Southern Pro-Am Truck Series Rookie of the Year, 3 top 3s and 4 top 5s in 6 starts
  • 2019 Grant became the youngest driver in history to win a Heat Race and a Feature Race on the same night at Mobile Int’l Speedway at the age of 13
  • 2019 Grant was chosen to work with Bubba Gale and former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Cale Gale
  • 2019 Mobile International Speedway Pro Truck Champion
  • Selected to the 2019 Race Face NEXT Class
  • 2019 Jr Late Model Challenge Camp Winner
  • Grant will be featured in a 1-Hour documentary on MAV-TV on March 5, 2020
  • Signed with Naake-Klauer Motorsports to drive the #54 in the 51-FIFTY Jr Late Model Series at Madera Speedway

In the 2020 race season, Grant completed in the Pro-Truck and Pro-Late Model Series at multiple tracks in the Southeast. Grant finished the 2020 season with 2 track championships, one at Five Flags Speedway and one at Crisp Motorsports, 8 wins and 12 top 5s in 12 starts in the Pro-Truck and 3 top 5s, 7 top 10s in 7 starts in the Pro-Late Model.

In 2021 Grant will compete in the Tundra Super Late Model Series as well as the Solid Rock Carrier CARS Racing Tour for 5 select races. 

ACHIEVEMENTS

2020

  • 2020 Snowball Derby Pro-Truck Championship
  • Five Flags Speedway Pro-Truck Track Championship
  • Pro-Truck 4 wins Five Flags Speedway
  • Crisp Motorsports Park Pro-Truck Track Championship
  • Pro Truck 2 wins at Crisp Motorsports Park
  • Pro Late Model 2 Top 5's and 6 Top 10's in 6 starts
  • 2020 Turkey Shoot Jr. Late Model Champion
  • Speed51 Top 10 Short Track Racing Breakout Drivers in 2021

2019

  • Grant became the youngest Driver in History to win a Heat Race and a Feature Race on the same night at Mobile International Speedway at the age of Thirteen. 

2018

  • Southern Pro-AM Truck Series Rookie of the Year

 

2017

  • Bandolero Bandit Speedfest Champion
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway Furious Four Champion
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder Champion
  • INEX Alabama Bandolero Bandit State Champion
  • 2nd Place INEX International Bandolero Bandit Championship

2016

  • Bandolero Bandit Speedfest Champion
  • Gulf Coast Motorsports Park Ice Breaker Jr. Sportsman Champion
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway "Top Dog of the Year" Award Winner
  • INEX Alabama Bandolero State Champion

2015

  • Sunny South Raceway Fan Favorite Award Winner

2013 

  • Sunny South Raceway Jr. 1 Champ Track Champion
  • Florida Oval Asphalt Series Champion

 

THE GTR MOTORSPORTS MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission at Grant Thompson Racing is to continue racing with the same approach we started with from day one; Earn the Trust and respect of your competitors, Race Hard and Clean, Take Care of the Equipment, Represent Our Team with Pride, Always Display Good Sportsmanship and strive to Earn the Respect of our Competitors. 

2020 RACE TEAM & SUPPORT LINEUP

GRANT THOMPSON RACING

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John Thompson- Team Owner and Father

First generation racer. Raced Pure Stock, Super Stock, Open Wheel Modified, Pro Late Model, and Super Late Model. 

Team Duties Include: 
Logistics coordinator, race tire selection and sizing, race strategy consulting, driver coaching and primary spotter.

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Hugh Dykes

Fabrication specialist, advance composite professional. Began fabricating racing chassis’ in the late 1970s

Team Duties Include:
Equipment coordinator, transportation management and Jackman

CASEY JOHNSON RACING

Tundra Super Late Model Series

JUSTIN JOHNSON RACING

CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour

Justin Johnson Racing (JJR) was established in 2020 with a partnership between Justin Johnson & Jason Stanley.  After years of friendship and competing against each other and together the two decided to start a full-time venture. In 2021 JJR will focus on establishing a premier driver advancement program for young drivers that have their sites set on NASCAR.