Contributed by: ACT Staff
Unbuckled: Getting To Know Chip Grenier
Driver of the #9 Grenier Motorsports Ford
Hometown: Graniteville, VT
2012: Ran a limited schedule of Thunder Road and Vermont State Championship Series events.
What are your favorite hobbies in the off-season?
I pretty much race year round because I also race remote controlled cars at Barre Town RC. I started that when I was 14, so I’ve been doing that almost twenty years now. It’s a cool thing. We have heats and features and championships, sometimes we’ll have as many as 65 cars at an event. It runs from October to April, so it’s the perfect off-season hobby for me.
What do you do for work?
I work for Kevin Street doing construction and concrete. He actually used to race Warriors and Street Stocks at Thunder Road. I also work on racecars on my free time. I worked on 8 or 9 of the top ten in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen this year. I built four of them from scratch. I thought that was pretty cool.
What is your biggest life accomplishment?Jeez, that’s a hard one. I won the first 100-lap race in the Tigers at Thunder Road. That’s really big on my list. The most we had ever done was 50 laps before that, so to win that was huge.