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Andy Gross, Slinger, WI
This month's Young Racers' Club winner hails from the Great State of Wisconsin. Andy Gross is his name and he's getting a $250 Gift Certificate from our good friends at TCI for being selected as this month's winner.
At the age of 18, just 8 days after graduation he left Wisconsin for the NASCAR Techinical Institute in North Carolina. His goal was to make it in the big time world of stock car racing. After graduating from NTI, he started work at a company that made parts for NASCAR racing teams. Meanwhile, his younger brother Nate had been racing for 3 years behind the wheel of a 2001 Caddy Street Stock back home in Wisconsin. After the brothers had a heated argument during Christmas 2007, Dad stepped in and decided it was time to build a second car, a '76 Pontiac Ventura. Dad was roundly criticized for building a leaf spring car by friends and family. The father and sons were told that it was old technology, and that they would never win with it. Still they built it and in 2008, Andy's brother Nate and a few of his racing buddies ran the car to get the bugs out.
Unfortunately, Andy had become a victim of the huge layoff crunch that hit the NASCAR world the past couple of seasons. So, he returned home to Wisconsin and started his rookie year in 2009. Right out of the box Andy won the season opener at Wilmot Raceway, a track the family hadn't originally planned on racing. The early success convinced them to run Wilmot in addition to their home track at Oshkosh. Well, as the season went on Andy recorded 10 heat race wins, (8) Wilmot (2) Oshkosh, and 7 feature wins, (4) Wilmot (3) Oshkosh. He capped the season off with the track championship at Wilmot. Not too shabby for his rookie season, NASCAR doesn't know what it's missing.
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Just fill out the entry form below. Membership is free!
There is no cost to join the Young Racers' Club. The club is open to racers between the ages of 16 and 23. Just fill out the entry form below and send it to Young Racers' Club, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619, or register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a picture of the car and a picture of yourself when sending the entry form. Pictures cannot be returned. Complete rules on page 91.
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