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AGE: 17     BIRTHDAY: February 6, 2006     RESIDES: Mobile, AL

Grant Thompson is a 17-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 competed in the Tundra Super Late Model Series where he finished 6th in points and won "Rookie of the Year Honors". Grant also made his debut in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour with a 12th place finish. He made a trip out west to run a Pro-Late Model race with Naake - Klauer Motorsports at Kern County Raceway and brought home a top ten finish in 6th as well as three starts at Mobile International Speedway recording one win, a 2nd and a 3rd in three starts.

In 2022 Grant competed in the Pro Late Model for family-owned Proactive Motorsports and won Rookie of the Year at Mobile International Speedway in the Outlaw Late Model with Sotex Motorsports.  Grant also ran for Travis Sharpe's Racing Dynamiks in the Northwest capped off with a 2nd place finish in the Idaho 200. 

In 2023 Grant is competing in Pro Late Model and Pro Truck events across the Southeast.


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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William Wambles -Team Co-Owner

William was born in 1959 and currently lives in Mobile Alabama with his wife of 23 years (Lisa) and has been involved in racing since 1978 when he started racing in the Bomber division at Rocket Speedway securing a championship in his first year of competition. Below is just some of the highlights of his storied career both on and off the track.

Racing Dynamiks

Northwest Pro-Late Models

The team is owned and operated by two-time ARCA Championship Crew Chief Travis Sharpe. The team is involved in driver development, arive and drive programs, and the complete manufacturer of racecar chassis and parts.