JEGS/CRA: 15-Year-Old Grant Quinlan to Make JEGS/CRA Debut at Springport

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April 30, 2014 — team release — CFR photo — DEWITT, MI – There’s nothing more that 15-year-old Grant Quinlan can do in a Legends car that hasn’t already been done.

The Harrison, Michigan teenager swept the entire season in the Michigan Legends Series from the third race of the 2013 racing season on, winning eight Features in a row to close out the year for the series based primarily at Spartan Speedway in Mason, Michigan.  

Despite not winning the series championship, even with the most points earned in the series, Quinlan, a three-time World Karting Association (WKA) National Champion is looking ahead to his future in the world of motorsports.

The Great Lakes State teenager will take the next step up the racing ladder on Sunday, May 4th as he makes his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance debut driving for Chad Finley Racing in the Cabin Fever 100 Presented by at Springport Motor Speedway in Springport, Michigan. 

“My Dad (Todd Quinlan) and I got to meet Jeff Finley in the Go-Kart ranks a few years back. He always has had the passion to do all he could to win.” Quinlan explained. “He has a solid background in racing as well. I think this will be a great fit for us as we carry that same passion. We went to Toledo and watched Chad race and they had a good solid run.  They have good race cars and people at CFR and that means a lot to us. We really need to thank Jeff and Chad Finley for giving us this opportunity.”

Quinlan will run in a select number of races within the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Depending on how his full-bodied stock car debut in Springport, Michigan goes, he may decide to chase after the 2014 Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year title in the series. There’s also the possibility of select appearances in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, and he will also run some Michigan Legends Series events and even a few races in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturer’s Cup Series when the schedule allows. 

“We are just going to see how this race goes and take it from there. We want to move up in our racing adventures and this is a step in that direction,” Quinlan continued. “I really want to thank my Dad for this opportunity as he has been with me every step of the way and I couldn’t do any of this without him.” 

Quinlan will be behind the wheel of the #28 Quinlan Incorporated Ford for Chad Finley Racing stables. Finley, the Springport JEGS/CRA Fall event winner, will be turning in his helmet and steering wheel for a headset and a seat on top of the pit box as Quinlan’s Crew Chief.

“I’m really excited to work with Grant this weekend at Springport. He’s a young kid with a lot of talent and a bright future,” Finley expressed. “This is a cool opportunity for the CFR team and I to be a part of. It’s going to be a little different just calling the shots and setting the car up for Grant instead of me driving. Hopefully with winning the race last year we come in with a good set up for Grant to get used to the car and track and can have a good solid weekend.”

For more information about Grant Quinlan and Grant Quinlan Motorsports and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the rest of the 2014 season, please go to the GQM Facebook Fan Page located at 

For more information on Chad Finley Racing, visit You can also follow CFR on Facebook and Twitter as well by visiting and and clicking on the “Like” and “Follow” buttons respectively.

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