Eddie Grant

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Eddie Grant drives the #8 Open Wheel Modified Class car.  His home track is Orlando Speedworld but  he can also be found racing all over the state of Florida and Georgia.  He lives in Kissimmee, FL.

Team members helping Eddie are:  Gloria Grant, Keith Grant, Bill Parks, Lee Johnson, Rick Freeman, Johnny Clay.  Eddie and Gloria Grant are the car owners.

Eddie started racing in 1954 in the Sportsman Class at Anderson Motor Speedway in South Carolina because he enjoyed the mechanical work and fast cars.  His first win was in '55 in the Sportsman class at Banks County Speedway.  Career highlights include many wins in the early years but did not keep a record.  Winning the '05 Southern Vintage Series has been the biggest highlight.  They did win the Dixie Nationals in Woodstock GA two years in a row with Chuck Padgett at the wheel.

The thrill of racing for Eddie is winning and meeting racing people.  His most exciting racing moment was winning his first race back after being out of racing for 15 years.  Vintage Series with Dayton Antique Auto Racing Association at track in Zephyrhilis, FL.  He's most proud of winning the DAARA 2005 Southern Vintage Series Stock Car Championship driving his '32 Ford Open Wheel Modified.

Eddie's racing heroes are Richard Petty and Bill Elliott.

Of racing, Eddie says, "Very enjoyable sport.  Once you have started, there is no stopping!  Important to have sponsors!  The more races you win the more sponsors you can have!

His favorite racing website is




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