Brandon Grosso is the RacingAroundJersey.com
Driver of the Week
The list of drivers who have been named the RacingAroundJersey.com Driver of the Week reads like a who's who in New Jersey racing. Names like Godown, Pauch, and Sesely have all earned the honor in 2015.
Brandon Grasso is not a household name in the racing circles of the Garden State, yet. However, this past Saturday, at New Egypt Speedway, this 15 year old may have taken his first steps toward changing all that.
Yes you read that correctly, Brandon is only 15 years old. Not yet even old enough to qualify for a drivers license to get to the track. But it is obvious he knows how to handle a race car once he is there.
The driver of the beautiful Grasso Homes number 32 had two opportunities to impress on Saturday, and he didn't disappoint. Brandon picked up his first career Sportsman victory, and a third place in the Crate Modified feature.
In the Crate Modified feature Brandon finished third behind Steve Hicks and Frank Sorry in a race that went green to checkered with no cautions. In a race that took less than ten minutes to complete the youngster had little time to show his talents.
The Sportsman race was a totally different story. Starting eighth, Brandon soon found himself in a three way battle for the lead with Bobby Butler and Mike Hendershot. A battle that lasted nine laps., with the three drivers taking turns swapping the lead.
That is until lap 18 when Brandon made a move that seemed way past his experience level to gain control of the top spot. A position he would not relinquish.
A short time later Brandon found himself in the New Egypt Speedway victory lane. A place we have a feeling he will be visiting on quite a regular basis in the future.
For now, however, he will have to settle for being the RacingAroundJersey.com Driver of the Week.