Grimm Racing Gets Ready for 2009 Season
The green flag drops on the Camping World East Series in slightly less than two months and the team is busily preparing cars in the Pennsylvania and Newbury, Mass. shops. After a disappointing finish at the Showdown, Eddie and the crew have moved forward with a positive outlook for the upcoming season.

“ We are doing great getting things ready for the season. The Greenville-Pickens car is almost finished and ready to be shipped to Pennsylvania. The road course car is getting painted this week. The wrecked car from California is having a new rear clip put on and hanging a new body so we are in good shape. We just brought up the sister car to that one from Rob’s shop and we will begin working on that. It is a lot of work to do but we are way ahead of last year,” said Eddie.

Before the trip to Greenville for the season opener on April 11, the team will participate in the Speedway Expo at the Big E in Springfield beginning on February 27 until March 1. The Grimm Racing #71 will be located in the New Hampshire International Speedway display area. Eddie and the crew are looking forward to the event with Eddie saying, “It should be a lot of fun and we hope to see a lot of our fans there. Speedway Illustrated and Dick Berggren put on a great show and it will be nice to represent NHMS as their track champion. I hope a lot of people will drop by to say hello.”

Eddie will also be in attendance this coming Saturday, February 21 at the go-cart track in Westbrook, Maine to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The charity go-cart race will feature some outstanding drivers and Eddie is happy to be part of the event saying, “I am really excited to be part of this. I know Chris Perley and Eddie Witkum are going to be there and I am sure a number of other drivers will attend, so it should be a lot of fun for everyone. The Make-A-Wish Foundation does a fantastic job helping others and I am pleased and honored to help all I can.”

Eddie will also run some ACT Tour events with the first sandwiched between the first two CWES races. Eddie will drive the East Coast Sand and Gravel and NEMO sponsored #17 in the Governors Cup race at Lee USA Speedway, his family owned track, on April 19. “We will be busy with this race coming the week after Greenville-Pickens and one week before Tri-County Motor Speedway in North Carolina but Rollie and I wouldn’t miss it. Last year we had to fly up here the morning after the Greenville race, so this won’t be bad at all. This is a great race and of course, I love running at Lee. I would like nothing better than to win in front of my family and friends.”

After finishing seventh in the points last year in the CWES, the Grimm Racing Team has its sights on competing for the championship and Eddie realizes getting off to good start at Greenville-Pickens will set the tone for the season. “ Last year we did not qualify well at all. We started in the back and had to work our way through the field. We managed to finish fifth but the car never really handled right. We know now what we have to do to set the car up to qualify well and finish well. On the flat half-mile track, it is really important to start up front so you don’t use the car up trying to come from the rear. I really like the track. It’s a lot of fun to drive. We feel this could be an exciting year for us and think a win would be a super way to start.”
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