Occupation: Racecar Driver/Sales Consultant Graue INC
Chassis:Lightning Chassis; Joliet, IL D1 Chassis; Fresno, CA
Engine: Chevy Ecotech built by MWR Technology2009
Suzuki GSXR 600 built by Speedshack Performance
Favorite Track: Lincoln Speedway
Classes Raced: Quarter Midgets, 270 & 600 micro sprints, 360 & 410 Sprint Car, Ecotec Midget
Regular Tracks/Series: Powri, Illini Racing Series, MOWA, Various Midwest Regional Tracks
How did I choose my number?
We bought a former quarter midget from (current Indy Car competitor) Ed Carpenter and I decided to make 7 my number for good.
Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why?
My father got me into racing and will always be my driving force even though he is no longer with me. Also, Greg Charron had always helped me with anything and everything on the racecar. Nate Charron is my crew chief and if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
What has been the biggest win/accomplishment of your career?
My points championship in 2009 at Lincoln Speedway and my win on opening night there in 2009 less than a week after my father passed away. There may never be a more emotional win than that one was in my career.
What is your favorite thing about racing?
The feeling of being in your comfort zone, and having no worries other than getting the checkered flag. I’ve also been fortunate enough to gain many friends over my years of racing.
- Multi Time Feature Winner Illini Racing Series
- 2015 Illini Racing Series ‘Rookie of the Year’
- Multi time feature winner 600cc Micro
- 305 Sprint Car feature winner
- 2009 Lincoln Speedway track champion 600cc Micro
Mike Wallace – Car Owner/Car Chief (midget)
Nathan Charron – Crew Chief (600cc micro)