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AGE: 14

BIRTHDAY: February 6, 2006


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




  • 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. 


  • Southern Pro-AM Truck Series Rookie of the Year


  • 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



  • 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


  • Sunny South Raceway Fan Favorite Award Winner


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



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. 


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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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Cale Gale - Car Chief

Cale began his racing career at Mobile International Speedway in 2001 where he was awarded rookie of the year. Cale advanced his racing career with multiple wins in The Parts Pro Touring Pro Truck Series. Cale went on to win three ARCA Races with Team Owner James Finch. Cale’s career led him to a 3-year Deal at Kevin Harvick Racing in NCWTS. Cale celebrated a memorable win at Homestead Speedway driving for Eddie Sharp Racing in an instant classic, door banging finish with Kyle Bush. Cale has performed as a car chief for Bubba Wallace and Ty Dillon. 

Team Duties Include: 
Car chief, driver coaching and media relations 


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Bubba Gale - Crew Chief

Originally from Mobile, Al Bubba began his racing career in 1971 which he built his own Soap Box Derby Car. Bubba has raced and won nine track championships and over 650 races in motocross, karting and asphalt racing over his long career. After a very successful short track racing career of his own, Bubba began the process of developing young drivers. Under Bubba’s guidance and coaching, he developed Driver’s Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis, and Cale Gale from the age of 12 and 13 years old. Bubba is currently in the development process with Grant. Bubba has also found success as a crew chief in the Nascar Whelen Modified Tour with Drivers Ryan Preece, Timothy Solomito and Burt Meyers in a KBM Nascar Whelen Southern Modified Tour. In 2004 Bubba founded Gale Force Suspension Management with the iconic coil overload Pro Machine which changed chassis set up across the country. 

Team Duties Include:
Crew Chief, chassis set up and management, driver development, driver coaching, and Public Relations.

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Eddie Hollingsworth

Began his racing career at the age of 16. Eddie has set many track records in route to a track championship at Mobile International Speedway in 1987. During this championship year, Eddie won every feature race of the entire season. Eddie has accumulated over 150 wins during his driving career.

Team Duties Include: 
Marketing partner recruiter, chassis adjustments, tire management and documentation, secondary spotter 


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William Wambles

Safety coordinator raced Super Late Models with the All-Pro Touring Series. In 1986 William was the youngest All-Pro Driver to contend for the Rookie of the Year Award at the age of 27. William accumulated over 200 wins in his Racing Career

Team Duties Include:
Pit Crew Management, race tire management, driver coaching

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Greg Looney 

Lead Crew Member. Greg raced Mini-Modified, Micro Sprints all throughout the south and recorded many wins 

Team Duties Include: 
Tire changer, sway bar adjuster, shock data collection, carburetor technician 


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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


Lorin Ranier

Lorin Ranier has been in the sport of NASCAR his entire life and has developed a reputation as one of the best talent spotters and driver development experts in the business. Over the years, Lorin has worked with drivers like Davey Allison, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Larson just to name a few. The Ranier name is legendary in the sport of NASCAR racing. Lorin’s father, Harry Ranier, owned cars driven by Cale Yarborough, Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, and Davey Allison. The Ranier Racing team won the 1980 Daytona 500 with Baker and won the 500 again in 1983 with Yarborough.


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Rod Wortham

Rod is the Founder and CEO of Race Face Brand Development a full-service marketing and branding agency that works exclusively with young drivers to develop a strong and resonant personal brand using cutting-edge digital and social media solutions and strategies. He also hosts the online TV program Race Face TV that will cover Grant throughout the 2019 season with weekly driver updates and "Drive-In- 5" a behind the wheel weekly Podcast.