Gray Motorsports, owned by avid motorsports enthusiast and multi-category racecar driver Johnny Gray, is based in Denver, N.C. The astute businessman who hails from Artesia, N.M., made his first start in NHRA Pro Stock in 1993 and was immediately captivated by the complex and demanding nature of the powerful factory hot rods. Johnny's draw to the innate challenge of Pro Stock racing reached a new level in September of 2009, when Gray Motorsports laid the groundwork for a fully equipped 24,000 square-foot race shop with one goal in mind: to develop a top of the line in-house engine program capable of winning NHRA Pro Stock world championships. The following season, Johnny made it a family affair and launched a two-car team with son Shane joining the fold and making his debut at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
Johnny Gray himself has raced competitively in various arenas, including go-karts, late model and sprint dirt cars, NHRA's Lucas Oil sportsman series, and as a professional Pro Stock and Funny Car driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The successful businessman from Artesia, N.M., joined the professional ranks in 1993 and garnered his first win in 2011 in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Shane Gray found himself right where he wanted to be, in the driver's seat of an NHRA Pro Stock car, in 2010. He and his father had a goal of building an organization that would consistently compete for wins and world championships. Later in 2010, a win in Pomona was one achievement that could be crossed off the list. Since, four more wins have been added to Shane's resume, including the prestigious Chevrolet U.S. Nationals in 2014. His latest win was at the 2017 Gatornationals.
Tanner Gray is a third-generation drag racer. In 2017, he took over the wheel of the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro previously driven by his father, Shane Gray. During his rookie season, Tanner collected five national event wins and finished fourth in the season points standings.
With a heavy emphasis on drag racing for ten seasons, Gray Motorsports captured twenty three NHRA Pro Stock victories and one world championship with a three generation driver line up.