Quinlan, 15, Primed For JEGS/CRA Debut
DEWITT, Mich. – There’s nothing more that 15-year-old Grant Quinlan can do in a Legends car that hasn’t already been done. The Harrison, Mich. teenager swept the entire season in the Michigan Legends Series from the third race of the 2013 racing season on.
Quinlan, a three-time World Karting Ass’n (WKA) National Champion, is looking ahead to his future in the world of motorsports.
The teenager will take the next step up the racing ladder on May 4th, as he makes his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance debut in the Cabin Fever 100 Presented by JEGS.com at Springport (Mich.) Motor Speedway, driving for Chad Finley Racing.
“My dad (Todd Quinlan) and I got to meet Jeff Finley in the go-kart ranks a few years back. He always has had the passion to do all he could to win,” Quinlan said. “He has a solid background in racing as well. I think this will be a great fit for us as we carry that same passion. We went to Toledo and watched Chad race and they had a good solid run. They have good race cars and people at CFR and that means a lot to us. We really need to thank Jeff and Chad Finley for giving us this opportunity.”
Quinlan will run in a select number of races within the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Depending on how his full-bodied stock car debut in Springport, Mich. goes, he may decide to chase after the 2014 Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year title in the series. There’s also the possibility of select appearances in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, while he’ll also run some Michigan Legends Series events and even a few races in the World Karting Ass’n (WKA) Manufacturer’s Cup Series when the schedule allows.
“We are just going to see how this race goes and take it from there. We want to move up in our racing adventures and this is a step in that direction,” Quinlan said.
“I really want to thank my Dad for this opportunity as he has been with me every step of the way and I couldn’t do any of this without him.
Quinlan will be behind the wheel of the No. 28 Quinlan Incorporated Ford. Finley, the Springport JEGS/CRA Fall event winner, will be turning in his helmet and steering wheel for a headset and a seat on top of the pit box as Quinlan’s crew chief.