Northumberland Motor Racing Legend In The Making?
Chris Grieve, son of Barrasford based motor mechanic Willie
Grieve and grandson of Barrasford Garage's Walter Grieve
has triumphed by winning the UK Legends Motor Racing Series.
The new UK motor
racing champion won the crown by clinching a win in the
second race at the Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire
on Sunday. This success could lead to great things from
the Tynedale speed demon, part of the three generation team
at Barrasford Garage.
Chris made his
debut in the National Legends Championship in 2005 taking
second place to Peter Morton. Chris is 21 years of age like
his dad and granddad is a mechanic by trade.
In 2004 Chris
raced in the Legends Scottish Championship and took 7th
place, (4 wins, 3 fastest laps). He is the Knockhill circuit
lap record holder and also raced in the National Legends
Winter Weekend taking the 2nd place trophy (1 win, 1 fastest
lap). Chris first drove a kart at age 5 then raced in Comer
Cadets from age 8 to 12. He moved onto 100c Karts from age
13-16 then Short circuit 125 Gearbox Karts from age 16.
He had many successes in karting including the 2002 Open
was a renowned Kart racer who competed across the UK.
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