DENVER, NC (May 12)- Tanner Gray, the youngest driver to win a national event in NHRA history, aims to premier a new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS body at the 29th Annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park May 19-21, 2017.
The Gray Motorsports team will test Monday and Tuesday, May 15th and 16th , at Darlington Dragway located in Hartsville, South Carolina. This is in preparation to debut the new Camaro SS body style at Heartland Park later in the week.
“Jerry Haas builds great race cars,” Tanner Gray says. “Partnering his chassis with the new Chevrolet Camaro SS body that minimizes aerodynamic drag should translate into an increase in competitive performance for our Gray Motorsports team. I’m excited to run it.”
The Gray Motorsports team has featured Chevrolet race car bodies since 2012 and that has transitioned into a valuable partnership.
“Our relationship with Chevrolet is solid and constantly developing,” says Gray Motorsports General Manager Kevin Finney. “While the Chevrolet brand delivers the most technologically advanced vehicles across the country, our team at Gray Motorsports works on transferring that technology to the ¼-mile racetracks we visit with the NHRA. The opportunity to share the success from each side of the equation is what makes our partnership so valuable.”
Tanner Gray is honored to represent Chevrolet. “Our partnership with Chevrolet is very special to me,” Tanner says. “Growing up, all of my favorite NHRA and NASCAR driver’s drove for Chevy and now to get the opportunity to be a part of that same group means the world to me. I am truly blessed.”
The Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro SS team will resume competition May 19-21 at the 29th Annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature two rounds at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, May 20, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.