Long Time Friendship Turns Into a New Relationship
Concord, NC — Ever since he has started Modified racing, Bobby Grigas, III has had one friend in particular who has helped teach him about set-ups, going fast and how to prepare a top-flight racecar.
But while Brad Lafontaine has served as a friend, consultant and sometimes even a coach to Grigas, there has been one title that he hasn’t held yet. That has been the one of crew chief. But that will change in 2010, as Lafontaine, the former crew chief for 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher, has recently joined Grigas’ #09 Triple G Racing team in that role.
“We’ve been friends since I started out in Modified racing and he has always helped me out somewhat,” said Grigas. “I learned to drive Modifieds that were on his set-ups. He helped me out with the cars I won at Canaan and Waterford [in 2006]. He has helped us as a consultant, but now he is going to be my new crew chief. He helped us out at the North-South Shootout (back in late 2009) and that was an informal first race together. Now, it’s the real deal.”
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