NHRA Rookie Tanner Gray takes his
Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro to the Winner’s Circle
DENVER, NC (August 21, 2017) – For the fourth time this season, Pro Stock Rookie Tanner Gray parks it in the winner’s circle. This time it was at the 37th Annual Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, MN.
Tanner, racing alongside his teammate and Father Shane Gray, defeated World Champion driver’s Erica Enders and Jason Line to meet current 2017 Mello Yello Points leader Bo Butner in the final round.
18 year old Gray, driving the Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro SS, defeated Bo Butner for the third time this season leaving Gray with an undefeated record against Butner.
“I’ve said it all week that these Gray Motorsports guys have definitely taken it to another level,” said Gray, who moved to second behind Butner in Pro Stock points with his class-leading four wins. “I can’t thank everybody enough – Chevrolet, Valvoline, my parents and grandparents. This is awesome. Maybe we can continue this in the Countdown and challenge for the championship.”
In addition to the Gray Motorsports team Victory, Father Shane Gray also claimed a victory of his own. Choosing to run a limited 2017 schedule, Shane added a round win over Vincent Nobile to his cap.
“I have had a great time out here this weekend, “Shane Gray said. “Our Gray Motorsports team has made consistent runs and gotten a great head start for the Chevy Performance U.S. Nationals.”
The Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro team will take a weekend off in preparation for the largest race of the year, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals September 1-4, in which all 3 generation of Gray, Johnny, Shane, and Tanner Gray will race together in the pro stock category. This will be the first time that 3 generations have all raced together in a professional NHRA class.