The UARA Top Ten Countdown - 3rd Kyle Grissom
Kyle Grissom began his UARA career at the ripe old age of 15 with three races in 2004 in his pre-rookie season. His first ever UARA race at Hickory October 2, 2004 was quite impressive with a third place finish. He finished 12th and 4th in the next two events of 2004. It was the beginning of a great relationship with the Grissom family and the UARA.
Grissom hit the grid with the UARA in 2005 with the strong support of his family and a lot of talent behind the wheel. At 16 years of age he came home as the Rookie of the Year. Grissom had one win in his Rookie season. He made that accomplishment at Anderson Speedway. Not only was Grissom Rookie of the Year, he came home with a solid third place in the final point standings.
2006 had Grissom picking up where he left off in 2005. With strength behind the wheel and power under the hood Grissom brought home two wins in 2006 plus he pulled off a repeat in the third position on the final points board.
During 2007 and the first part of 2008 Grissom took a break from the UARA. His partial return in 2008 showed he still had the strength and stamina to take on the UARA regulars continually running up in the front pack. Grissom had one win in 2009 and finished seventh in the overall standings. 2010 had Grissom with one win for the season and his third time as the third place finisher in points.
2011 has shown Grissom up with the front pack all season long and one win under his belt. Amazingly Grissom brings home his fourth UARA third place point trophy. Grissom consistently shows he is a force to be contended with and is repeatedly a driver for the fellow STARS to watch and learn from. It has been a pleasure for the UARA to watch this young man mature both on and off the track.
During his UARA career Grissom has won 6 races. His wins have been at Anderson, Hickory (2), Newport, Dillon and Ace.
He has had 6 Sunoco poles to his credit. His Sunoco Poles have been at Tri County (2), Kingsport (2), Newport and Hickory.
Grissom has competed in 91of 157 total UARA events to date.
Press Release by Wink Bodenhamer
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