16-year-old driver Gracie Trotter back to “school” in Legends car

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018


–16-year-old driver Gracie Trotter back to “school” in Legends car–

(Denver, NC) May 2, 2018: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rising young Super Late Model driver Gracie Trotter is back in her motorsports classroom, racing in the tough Legends Car Semi Pro ranks as often as possible in between starts in her #2 TRD/Calico Coatings Toyota Camry.  Following a strong March where she notched 2nd, 3rd, and 6th place finishes on the quarter-mile oval at Concord (NC) Speedway, Gracie headed back to Concord for a pair of weekend races on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14.  With a typically strong car setup from Joe Ryan Racing, Gracie overcame some issues with her motor to notch back-to-back podium finishes. “Joe Ryan had the car on rails (at Concord), but the motor was falling off on us. I was the most consistent in the race, but I didn’t have the speed off the corners to pass the cars in front of us,” Gracie explained. “So I finished P3.”

Gracie’s 2018 CARS Tour debut took place the following weekend, and she brought home a top ten finish at the Mid Atlantic Classic in the #2 TRD/Calico Coatings Toyota Camry.    It was a very strong run against a top field.  Gracie had to start 20th, using a crate engine in her car, and fought to the top ten on the lead lap against a field of SLMs running “built” Super engines that create much more torque and power.

More seat time in the Legends car came on April 27 at Anderson Motor Speedway, a track where Gracie has enjoyed plenty of success, including a win in her previous race there in 2017. “I was super stoked, because Anderson is my favorite track in a Legends car,” Gracie said.  Joe Ryan Osborne had her ready to go, saying “Gracie and I got the car dialed in for the race, but she said the motor was down on power.”   The power deficit meant the day didn’t go as planned.  “I knew I had it, and the car had it, (but) the motor had nothing left in it…. I was doing everything I could with the car to make it the best it could be on the track,” she said.  With a lot of new, young Legends drivers in the field, Gracie knew she had to be on her toes. “I stayed out of trouble and ended up finishing 10th.”

Gracie’s behind the wheel again this Friday night at her favorite track, Anderson, but she’ll be in a different machine- the #1 Joe Ryan Race Cars Legends machine. With a strong motor and her history of success there, she’s expecting a solid performance. And she’s not letting last weekend get her down, saying “you have to have those bad days to get to the good ones…. I’m feeling really great about this Friday and I feel like we will have a good day!”


For media information and marketing opportunities, contact:
Tracy Trotter 704-506-9531
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Rick Benjamin 704-998-8945
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Kelly Lundgren 612-385-4814
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Follow Gracie:
Twitter: @RacerGracie
Facebook: facebook.com/gracietrotter11
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