Johnny Gray passed away on July 7, 2020 at the age of 57 in Mt. He was inducted into the USA National Track and Field Hall of Fame Dec. In 2017, he took over the wheel of the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro previously driven by his father, Shane Gray. He also set the world 600 meter record in 1986 at 1:12.81. Today, the engine facility builds and services drag race engines, stock car engines, dirt late model and sprint car engines.
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 Also member of Santa Monica College Hall of Fame, Millrose Games in NYC Hall of Fame, Mt.
In 2018, Tanner Gray captured the organization's first NHRA Pro Stock championship. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arvil and Mettra Holt; paternal grandparents, John and Minnie Gray; uncles, Eldred Holt, Granville Holt, Jerry Crotts, and Sandy Gray; aunt, Kathleen Thrasher; and cousin Nathan Gray. Summary Results.
Obituary. In 2018, Tanner won the Gatornationals, claiming that victory for Gray Motorsports two years in a row. Shane Gray’s remarkable first year as a professional drag racer was even more notable as the power was generated in-house, and the engines beneath the hood of his sleek Jerry Haas-built Chevy Camaro are still brought to life in the Gray Motorsports facility in Denver, N.C. Gray, now in his eighth season as a Pro Stock competitor, has accumulated six national event wins; Pomona Finals 2010, Topeka in 2011, Las Vegas Nationals in 2013, the prestigious Chevrolet US Nationals in Indianapolis in 2014, Las Vegas in 2016, and the Gatornationals in 2017.
17 Ford Fusion for DGR-Crosley in the ARCA Menards Series. He and his father had a goal of building an organization that would consistently compete for wins and world championships. He walked to the finish of the 1980 Olympic Trials.. In 2013, Terry and Johnny decided to fund the car he drove as a tribute to their late father John R. Gray, a self-made man who rose to legendary status in the New Mexico and north Texas oil industry. 14 Aug. Funeral Home Services for Johnny are being provided by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens. NHRA / Obituary.
Robinson might best be remembered as the odd man out in the famous "Oregon sweep" at the 2008 Olympic Trials. Gray attempted to extend his career into masters athletics. The following season, Johnny made it a family affair and launched a two-car team with son Shane joining the fold and making his debut at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Across nine seasons, Gray Motorsports developed, built, and maintained engines for the NHRA Pro Stock cars driven by Johnny Gray, Shane Gray, Jonathan Gray, Tanner Gray, Dave Connolly, Larry Morgan, Alex Laughlin, Drew Skillman, and many more.
Sac Relays Hall of Fame, and obtained the key to the city for Santa Monica, Inglewood, Walnut, Agoura Hills and New York. Since, four more wins have been added to Shane's resume, including the prestigious Chevrolet U.S. Nationals in 2014. View more. Latest news on Johnny Gray. Note 1: In 1888 both the NAAAA and the AAU held championships.
The astute businessman who hails from Artesia, N.M., made his first start in NHRA Pro Stock in 1993 and was immediately captivated by the complex and demanding nature of the powerful factory hot rods.  Gray is now coaching top American Duane Solomon. OT: The 1920, 1928, 1932, and since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event.
In 1993 Gray was one of the favourites to win a gold medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart as he had won the A-race at the prestigious meeting in Zurich.
All Rights Reserved.  In 2013, when Boldon moved to head the University of Central Florida program, Gray followed suit. Main News Photos. NHRA / Race report. Get Alerts.
With a heavy emphasis on drag racing for ten seasons, Gray Motorsports captured twenty three NHRA Pro Stock victories and one world championship with a three generation driver line up. He had stated he intended to set new world records at all distances from 200 metres to the mile.
For any of your engine building, servicing, or testing needs, reach out to the team at Gray Engine Development. His foremost protege' was SMTC teammate Khadevis Robinson, who Gray coached to 5 National Championships. Johnny's draw to the innate challenge of Pro Stock racing reached a new level in September of 2009, when Gray Motorsports laid the groundwork for a fully equipped 24,000 square-foot race shop with one goal in mind: to develop a top of the line in-house engine program capable of winning NHRA Pro Stock world championships. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. Belgian GP. The successful businessman from Artesia, N.M., joined the professional ranks in 1993 and garnered his first win in 2011 in Brainerd, Minnesota. Currently a Firefighter for Los Angeles County Fire Department), Jaylon Kameron Gray (b. December 19, 1997), Caleb Vincent Gray (b. July 13, 2008) (Born to Johnny Gray III and April Gray), Kaden Anthony Gray (b. April 12, 2012) (Born to Jared Gray and Nichole Neilsen), Kensley Monroe Gray (b. June 13, 2012) (Born to Johnny Gray III and April Gray), Corey Justus Gray (b. June 12, 2013) (Born to Jared Gray and Nichole Neilsen), Caysen Edward Gray (b. December 29, 2013) (Born to Johnny Gray III and April Gray), Kamille Lynn Gray (b. February 4, 2015) (Born to Johnny Gray III and April Gray), This page was last edited on 21 August 2020, at 13:56.
He considers Bandimere Speedway his … Johnny Gray. We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Airy, Georgia. When he qualified for the 1996 Olympics by winning the 1996 Olympic Trials on his 36th birthday, he became the oldest male American track athlete to qualify for the Olympics.  He ran his "professional" career for the Santa Monica Track Club. © 2020 Gray Motorsports. Tanner Gray is a third-generation drag racer. With four events remaining in the 2018 season, Tanner is atop the Pro Stock points standings. That time puts Gray as the nineteenth fastest performer of all time. Beckman, Brown, Morgan and Hines race to victories at Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway . NHRA / Preview. He held the US indoor record at 1:45.00 (Sindelfingen 1992) till February 2019. A four-time-Olympian (1984-1996) in 1985 he set the US record of 1:42.60 at a meet in Koblenz. Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season May 19, and moved back into the Funny... | May 18, 2013 J.
Top events; Formula 1; MotoGP; Formula E; NASCAR Cup; IndyCar; WEC; Supercars; Formula 1. Get Alerts. • In two brief seasons, Tanner captures 13 wins in 48 events• Tanner wins 8 events in 2018, crowned the Mello Yello Pro Stock World Champion• Tanner is named the 2017 Auto Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award Winner• Tanner wins 5 races in his rookie season and finishes 4th in the standings• Tanner Gray Takes Over the Ride for 2017• Shane Gray Takes the Win in Las Vegas, 2016• Gray Motorsports Captures Four NHRA Pro Stock Wins in a Row in 2014• Shane Gray Wins 2014 Chevrolet U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis• Jonathan Gray Wins 2014 Carolina Nationals, Earns First Pro Stock Trophy• Johnny Gray Wins Four Funny Car Events in 2013, Seven in Career.
However, he failed to qualify for the final in Stuttgart. Gray Motorsports, owned by avid motorsports enthusiast and multi-category racecar driver Johnny Gray, is based in Denver, N.C. Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 29, 1963, he was the son of Betty Powell Gray of Cornelia, Georgia & the late Johnny Franklin Gray. He also speaks out about the tethers!
Joetta Clark holds the same honor for women. Since 2009, Gray Engine Development has been building, servicing, and maintaining race engines for all forms of motorsports. Taylor Gray had his first career CARS Tour Late Model win in his third event and was runner-up in the $30,000 to win CARS Tour event at Orange County Speedway on April 7, 2019. Johnny Thomas "Tommy" Gray, age 57 of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. There will be a private service for his immediate family at Stoney Point Church of Christ. After competing in six Olympic Trials (1980-2000) he turned to coaching. Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season May 19, and moved back into the Funny... | May 18, 2013 J.
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