Chris Graves

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Chris Graves


Chris Graves drives the #17c Hornet Class car.  His home track is Charleston Speedway.  He lives in Hume, IL.

Team members helping Chris are:  Raymond Kennedy, Hannah Stites, Karlena Graves, Jim Graves, Dave Newton, James Rigdon.

Chris started racing in 2005 in the Hornet class at Charleston Speedway and Vermillion County Speedway because it is a family tradition.  His first win was in '05 at Vermillion County Speedway.  Career highlights include beating his Dad for the first time when Chris started 13th and finished 3rd and his Dad started 3rd and finished 13th.

The thrill of racing for Chris is going 3 wide.  His most exciting racing moment was his first Heat win.  He's most proud of finishing 3rd in the Points at Vermillion County Speedway in '07.

Chris's racing hero is his Dad, Jim Graves.

Of racing, Chris says, "It's an expensive hobby!".

Chris's favorite racing website is




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