Jon Grindstaff

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 Jon "Locnload" Grindstaff


Jon Grindstaff drives the #17 Hobby Stock Class car.  His home track is Kennedale Speedway Park but he can also be found racing at Abilene Speedway, Heart O' Texas Speedway and Texas Thunder Speedway.  He lives in Venus, TX.

Team members helping Jon are:  Barbara, Jeff, Steve, Gene and Allison. 

Jon started racing in 1989 in the Street Stock Class at 85 Speedway because he always wanted to race since he was a kid, growing up watching Richard Petty and David Pearson.  His first win was in '90 in the Street Stock Class at 85 Speedway.  Career highlights include '91 finishing 5th in the Points in Street Stock, '93 finishing 7th in the Points in Street Stock, '98 finishing 2nd in the Bomber Class at 2nd in Figure 8 class, '07 finishing 7th in National Rookie of the Year in IMCA Sport Mod.

The thrill of racing for Jon is door to door clean racing and spending time with family and other who enjoy motorsports.  His most exciting racing moment was in '98 with 13 Feature wins including winning on Father's Day and Fourth of July weekend.  He's most proud of almost winning the '98 Figure 8Championship at 85 Speedway.

Jon's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Of racing, Jon says, "Come out and enjoy some excitement!".

Jon's favorite racing website is



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