ROOKIE DRIVER FINISHES 11TH AT SOUTH BOSTON, MOVES UP TO 6TH IN POINTS

Thursday, August 16th, 2018


 (Denver, NC) August 16, 2018 (for immediate release):

Rookie Super Late Model driver Gracie Trotter made her 8th start of the season in her TRD/Calico Coatings Toyota Camry this past Saturday in the Davenport Energy 150 at South Boston Speedway, part of the PASS South Super Late Model Series.

After finishing 15th in the CARS Tour Throwback 276 on August 11, Gracie was excited at the chance to make back-to-back late model starts.   She felt good about her car and her chances heading to Virginia. “I really like SoBo,” said Gracie. “On Friday (in practice) we were very consistent and ran some good times.” Qualifying, however, was a different story. “We just weren’t in the groove,” Gracie explained, putting her in 14th of 17 cars in the field to begin.

Early in the race, the car in front of her missed a shift on a restart, causing contact with Gracie’s #2 Camry.   “It (damaged) the radiator, which caused us to overheat a few laps later,” said Gracie. “It took a while for my crew to fix, so we were a few laps down.” As a result, Gracie finished off the lead lap, but was able to move up to an 11th place finish, four spots higher than the previous week.  Her consistency and ability to avoid trouble have also moved her up to 6th in the 2018 PASS South Championship.

Gracie’s next start will be September 8 at Orange County Speedway, in the CARS Tour Thrifty Tire-Puryear Tank Lines 300. In the interim, she will continue her focused training regimen, which includes 4 weekly sessions in the gym with her personal trainer, who specializes in fitness training for race car drivers. The work

focuses on neck strengthening exercises and concussion prevention, as well as stability exercises. “Training is going very well this summer for me,” said Gracie. “It’s a huge part of being a race car driver; it’s easy to fall out of the seat in a race car that can reach temperatures of over 150 , and it’s physically hard on the body, too.”

The rising high school senior will celebrate her 17th birthday in late August, and will be looking for her first SLM victory shortly thereafter in her return to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC.  “I have raced there twice and we’ve had some awesome runs there, so I’m super stoked. I’ve been racing on my iRacing simulator and spending lots of time at the shop, learning more and more.”

The Thrifty Tire-Puryear Tank Lines 300 goes green at 7:30 PM ET on September 8th. Watch Gracie in her #2 TRD Calico Coatings Camry on www.carstour.tv  (PPV) or follow along in the Race Monitor app.

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For more information on Gracie Trotter, and marketing opportunities available, contact:

Tracy Trotter

ttrotter@calicocoatings.com

704-506-9531

Rick Benjamin, Visioncast Inc.

rick@rickbenjamin.tv

704-998-8945

 (Denver, NC) August 14, 2018 (for immediate release):

Rookie Super Late Model driver Gracie Trotter made her 8th start of the season in her TRD/Calico Coatings Toyota Camry this past Saturday in the Davenport Energy 150 at South Boston Speedway, part of the PASS South Super Late Model Series.

After finishing 15th in the CARS Tour Throwback 276 on August 11, Gracie was excited at the chance to make back-to-back late model starts.   She felt good about her car and her chances heading to Virginia. “I really like SoBo,” said Gracie. “On Friday (in practice) we were very consistent and ran some good times.” Qualifying, however, was a different story. “We just weren’t in the groove,” Gracie explained, putting her in 14th of 17 cars in the field to begin.

Early in the race, the car in front of her missed a shift on a restart, causing contact with Gracie’s #2 Camry.   “It (damaged) the radiator, which caused us to overheat a few laps later,” said Gracie. “It took a while for my crew to fix, so we were a few laps down.” As a result, Gracie finished off the lead lap, but was able to move up to an 11th place finish, four spots higher than the previous week.  Her consistency and ability to avoid trouble have also moved her up to 6th in the 2018 PASS South Championship.

Gracie’s next start will be September 8 at Orange County Speedway, in the CARS Tour Thrifty Tire-Puryear Tank Lines 300. In the interim, she will continue her focused training regimen, which includes 4 weekly sessions in the gym with her personal trainer, who specializes in fitness training for race car drivers. The work

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focuses on neck strengthening exercises and concussion prevention, as well as stability exercises. “Training is going very well this summer for me,” said Gracie. “It’s a huge part of being a race car driver; it’s easy to fall out of the seat in a race car that can reach temperatures of over 150 , and it’s physically hard on the body, too.”

The rising high school senior will celebrate her 17th birthday in late August, and will be looking for her first SLM victory shortly thereafter in her return to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC.  “I have raced there twice and we’ve had some awesome runs there, so I’m super stoked. I’ve been racing on my iRacing simulator and spending lots of time at the shop, learning more and more.”

The Thrifty Tire-Puryear Tank Lines 300 goes green at 7:30 PM ET on September 8th. Watch Gracie in her #2 TRD Calico Coatings Camry on www.carstour.tv  (PPV) or follow along in the Race Monitor app.

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For more information on Gracie Trotter, and marketing opportunities available, contact:

Tracy Trotter

ttrotter@calicocoatings.com

704-506-9531

Rick Benjamin, Visioncast Inc.

rick@rickbenjamin.tv

704-998-8945


Follow Gracie:
Twitter: @RacerGracie
Facebook: facebook.com/gracietrotter11
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