Gray Motorsports is located in Denver, N.C., and the state-of-the-art facility encompasses 24,000 square feet of viable workspace. The expansive and fully equipped race shop was established in September of 2009 with one goal: to develop a top of the line in-house engine program capable of winning NHRA Pro Stock world championships.
Dad Johnny put the feelers out in 2008, rejoining the factory hot rod class where he made his professional NHRA debut in 1993, and in 2010, son Shane debuted at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Gray Motorsports was immediately turning heads as the duo recorded a collective ten semifinal appearances, four final rounds and a national event win over the course of their first season racing side-by-side. Each of the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock teams earned a coveted spot in NHRA's Full Throttle Series playoffs - known as the Countdown to the Championship - and the teams finished 4th (Shane) and 10th (Johnny), respectively.
Johnny's love of nitro Funny Car racing was rekindled, prompting a return to the category in 2011, but Shane Gray continues to compete and succeed in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock ranks. His 2011 efforts included a second career victory and another top 10 finish, and although his 2012 season fell short of the desired outcome, the younger Gray plans to rocket into NHRA's 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a brand new car and a brand new attitude in pursuit of his first Pro Stock world championship.
Johnny experienced a career year in 2012 under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella and brought home two trophies in four final rounds. He was twice the No. 1 qualifier, proving that he had the power under the hood and the team behind him to gun for a championship. He finished the year in his best position ever as the No. 6 man in the series standings, and the surge of success bolstered Johnny's hunger and enthusiasm for the extraordinary. In 2013 he plans to run for the biggest and best trophy of them all once again behind the wheel of the Pitch Energy Dodge Charger Funny Car, all the while guiding his son to the top in the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Chevy Camaro.
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