Thompson Earns Podium During Mobile PLM Event


Grant Thompson finished third Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway.

MOBILE, Ala. – A strong podium finish highlighted Grant Thompson’s visit to Mobile Int’l Speedway over the weekend during a pro late model event at the half-mile paved oval.

Thompson, who was driving the No. 00 WW Motorsports Chevrolet late model for owner William Wambles, turned the fastest lap in qualifying with a time of 18.214 seconds. However, after a five-car inversion, he had to line up fifth for the headlining 50-lap main event and work his way forward.

With patience and consistent lap times, the 18-year-old moved to third on the opening lap and never ran outside the top three throughout the race.

After passing for second on lap 10 and holding the runner-up spot for the majority of the feature race, a battle with Trey Grimes inside the final five laps led to a third-place result for Thompson and his team.

It was Thompson’s best finish of the young season and second straight top 10, following on from his effort during SpeedFest at Cordele Motor Speedway in late January.

“I’m content with our performance after a solid day at Mobile,” Thompson said. “We didn’t start off where we wanted to and had to thrash on the car all day Friday, but we ended up close to where we needed to be, and it showed on Saturday night. We had the single-lap speed that we needed but fought a loose car over the longer runs. The biggest thing was bringing it home in one piece, and we had a great result in doing so.

“We’ll gather up our data and work to make things better for the next race; thank you to William (Wambles) for the opportunity and everyone who helped make this race happen, because it’s always a team effort.”

Thompson would like to thank partners Rogers Dabbs Chevrolet Performance and WW Motorsports for their support during the Mobile race weekend.

Additional supporters of Thompson’s other racing endeavors include Brian Cagle Grading, Nature Coast Electrical, Dakota’s Journey, and Emma Britt Racing.

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About Grant Thompson Racing

Grant Thompson is an 18-year-old racing driver from Mobile, Ala., competing in high-profile pro late model events in the Southern United States.

While Thompson cut his teeth in racing in the popular Bandolero division as a youngster, his motorsports career began to attract a mainstream spotlight in 2018, when he began racing in the Southern Pro-Am Truck Series and earned rookie-of-the-year honors at the end of that season.

Thompson earned the 2019 Pro Truck championship at Mobile Int’l Speedway as a 13-year-old. He was also chosen as the winner of the Jr. Late Model Challenge Camp at Madera (Calif.) Speedway that year.

After track titles at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., and Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga., in 2020, Thompson moved into the Tundra Super Late Model Series the next year, earning rookie-of-the-year honors on the strength of a sixth-place finish in Tundra points.

Thompson returned to his Pro Truck roots for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, also racing in various pro late model events as his schedule permitted. He’ll focus on the pro late model division this year under the guidance of longtime team owner Curt Britt, racing predominantly in the Southeast region.

Off the racetrack, Thompson is completing his senior year of high school at Cottage Hill Christian Academy and will graduate in May.

For marketing opportunities and business inquiries, contact Grant Thompson Racing at (251) 767-5454 or via email at

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