American Canadian Tour (ACT) standout Chip Grenier of Graniteville will run the four (4) event ACT Bond/WIX Tiger Sportsman Tour for car owner Greg “Burger” Blake in 2010.
Grenier, the 2007 Thunder Road Late Model Rookie of the Year, is no stranger to the ACT Limited Sportsman (Tiger) car. During his eight (8) years behind the wheel of a Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman at Thunder Road, Grenier earned eleven (11) career victories and became a fan favorite of the Barre high banks. After running two (2) years in Thunder Road Late Model competition, Grenier ran the full season on the 2009 ACT Tour, earning ninth place in the final point standings and the 2009 ACT Tour Sportsmanship Award.
Grenier will be filling the seat of the Blake owned #99, which was wheeled to ninth place in the final Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman point standings by 18 year-old Cody Blake. Cody will run for 2010 Rookie of the Year honors in the Thunder Road Late Model division.
Grenier and Blake are currently finishing up preparations for the 2010 season after going over the entire car and installing a brand new crate engine from R.P.M. Racing Engines. The team has high expectations and will be considered contenders for the 2010 Bond/WIX Tiger Tour Championship.
The Bond/WIX Tiger Tour season opener is Saturday, June 5 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH. Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman action will begin at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 2, during Merchants Bank 150 weekend.