Grigsby, alongside other Officials, will bring new energy to the Series and the sport
CONCORD, NC– Dec. 22, 2017– The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series welcomes Erik Grigsby as the Series Race Director for the 2018 season. For the past six years, Grigsby has served as Race Director for the DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.
“When I started working in racing I didn’t think I would ever get to this step,” said Grigsby on his new position. “Working in racing full-time is something many people dream about doing, but only few have the opportunity to do so. To think I have actually accomplished that is pretty neat. Every day I will get to do something that I truly love. I am exciting for the 2018 season and look forward to working with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.”
The Canton, IL native became passionate about racing at a young age. Like many, Grigsby began attending races at a nearby dirt track when he was a kid. As he grew older his passion for watching the sport grew into a role at the track on race day. In the ensuing years, Grigsby served as a scorer, a flagman and even as a photographer. His dedication to the industry did not go unnoticed as he built on his success at local tracks to become an integral part of one of the most grueling race tours on the schedule with the DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.
Growing up in Illinois, in the same dirt short track environment, Grigsby often crossed paths with the new World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Director, Matt Curl.