GRANT THOMPSON

GRANT THOMPSON

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BIOGRAPHY

GRANT THOMPSON

AGE: 14

BIRTHDAY: February 6, 2006

RESIDES: Mobile, AL

Grant Thompson is a 14-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

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

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

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GRAND AMERICAN RACE CARS

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Augie Grill - Team Owner, Accomplished Driver
Grand American Race Cars is a manufacturing company based out of Dolomite AL. GARC designs and builds race cars for competition across the United States and Canada, including Pro and Super Models, Pro Trucks & Outlaw Cars.
GARC was founded over 30 years ago by Frank Grill, and the business has since been passed down to son Augie. Grand American Race Cars have earned a solid reputation for building top running cars, proven by not only the success of the #112 but also the countless victories of other GARC cars competing across the country. Overall, GARC has a total of 11 Snowball Derby victories since its first in 1984. GARC Cars have also been to victory lane at the Governor’s Cup, All American 400, The Rattler 250, and many other prestigious short track events.