MT: Chris Grimes signed for new series

American Speed Association Greets Grimes on Midwest Tour DAYTONA BEACH, FL (March 5, 2007) -- The American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment has signed 40-year-old Chris Grimes of Pulaski, WI as a...

American Speed Association Greets Grimes on Midwest Tour

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (March 5, 2007) -- The American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment has signed 40-year-old Chris Grimes of Pulaski, WI as a championship contender for the inaugural 2007 season.

"I think the Tour will advance all drivers involved. They will give more exposure to all teams and be an all around great series to be in," Chris commented.

Grimes has been racing for twelve years. He considers the Wisconsin International Raceway (Kaukauna, WI) his home track but competed regularly in the former Midwest All-Star Racing Series where he finished in the top ten in point standings in multiple seasons. He has five wins at WIR, five at Norway Speedway (MI), and two at I-94 Raceway (Sauk Centre, MN).

"Since MARS ended there hasn't been a good traveling series. I think there are very good drivers and teams involved in the Tour," Chris stated.

When asked which race he was most looking forward to, Grimes grinned and said, "All of them!"

Outside of racing, Chris is self-employed. He enjoys anything that goes fast, particularly snowmobiling and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His family is made up of his wife Renee and their six children: Marshall, Robert, Ashley, Heather, Michelle, and CJ.

"Chris is a hard charger, a very clean racer, and he has earned a lot of respect from other drivers and crew members. He is always willing to help out another competitor no matter the situation and is always the first to lend a helping hand. It will be great to see Chris and his family (who make up his entire crew) back in action with the Midwest Tour," stated series President Tim Olson.

Grimes will be making his debut at the ASA Midwest Tour inaugural season opener at Elko Speedway April 28, 2007.

-credit: asa

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