For the second time in as many days, Cameron Motorsports is pleased to announce an addition to its National Team as Chad Grunow will join recently signed Miles Maroney to contest the Stars of Karting National Championship. Cameron/CRG now has...
For the second time in as many days, Cameron Motorsports is pleased to announce an addition to its National Team as Chad Grunow will join recently signed Miles Maroney to contest the Stars of Karting National Championship. Cameron/CRG now has three JICA drivers in its stable, Maroney racing on both coasts, Jeffrey May contesting the East Division and now Grunow set to race for the team in the West Division.
"I am excited to be joining the Cameron/CRG National team and to have the support that is offered by Cameron Motorsports," Grunow said Tuesday in announcing his move. "I wanted to stay with CRG and Cameron Motorsports came highly recommended."
The 15-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will have his father Kevin on the wrenches in just over a week as the Stars of Karting National Championship resumes at New Castle Motorsports Park with the Mazda Race of the Americas. The East/West combined event will have all three Cameron Motorsports JICA drivers in the paddock and Grunow thinks the fact will definitely be an asset to the team and him personally in his sophomore season.
"I'm excited to meet my new teammates and I can't wait to get to Newcastle," he said looking forward. "I think it helps to have teammates so we can work together and try different setups and learn from each other. I have high hopes!"
Grunow will be looking to find success under the Cameron Motorsports tent, something he has experienced quite often in his racing career to date. After turning to karting midway through the 2003 season with Saskatoon Kart Racers, Grunow quickly came up to speed and won the last two races of the season at the club in Junior One. Back for the full calendar a year later, Grunow won the championship outright - and did so on the strength of seven straight wins in a season where his worst finish was second! Making the switch to two-cycle rotax racing on the Canadian prairies for 2005, Grunow was second in the championship and repeated the feat in 2006.
For 2007 Grunow looked to bigger things and raced both the Stars of Karting JICA Western Division internationally and the Rok Cup Western Canadian Championship at home in Canada. At home he never missed the podium as he scored a pair of third-place finishes in British Columbia, improved to a pair of seconds at Saskatchewan, then won race five to take the points battle down to the wire in Alberta where he crossed second in the finale and was named vice-champion in the first junior season of the Rok Cup. Internationally Grunow finished in the top 25 in his first Stars season and will be looking to improve upon that when his sophomore season continues in just over a week.