Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grenier Aims for ACT Tiger Sportsman Series Title

(From ACT press release)

American-Canadian Tour standout Chip Grenier of Graniteville will run the four-event ACT Bond Auto/WIX Tiger Sportsman Series for car owner Greg “Burger” Blake in 2010.

Grenier, the 2007 Thunder Road Late Model Rookie of the Year, is no stranger to the Sportsman car. During his eight years behind the wheel of a Tiger Sportsman at Thunder Road, Grenier earned 11 career victories and became a fan favorite of the Barre high banks. After running two years in Thunder Road Late Model competition, Grenier ran the full season on the 2009 ACT Late Model Tour, earning ninth place in the final point standings and the ACT Sportsmanship Award.

Grenier will be filling the seat of the Blake-owned #99, which was wheeled to ninth place in the final Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman point standings by 18 year-old Cody Blake last year. Cody will run for Rookie of the Year honors in the Thunder Road Late Model division this season.

Grenier and Blake are currently finishing up preparations for the 2010 season after going over the entire car and installing a brand new crate engine from RPM Racing Engines. The team has high expectations and will be considered contenders for the championship. The Bond Auto/WIX Tiger Sportsman Series season opener is Sat., June 5 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H.

(PHOTO: Chip Grenier returns to his Tiger Sportsman roots in 2010. Photo by Justin St. Louis/VMM)

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