Birthdate: November 14th, 1976
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Current Residence: Hayden, Alabama
Grill is a name synonymous with short track racing success in the South, and Augie Grill has lived up to that reputation in more than one way. Racing was fused into Grill’s blood at birth, as his father is renowned Grand American Race Cars (GARC) late model chassis builder, Frank Grill. Augie Grill grew up in the shop with his dad, and it was not long before he, too, began building chassis.
In 2003, at 26 years old, Grill fulfilled a lifelong dream by stepping into his father’s late model and becoming the GARC house driver. Grill and his team traveled throughout the Deep South region competing in large caliber late model events and have brought home trophies from some very prestigious races. Grill was the back-to-back 2007 and 2008 Snowball Derby Champion, the 2007 and 2009 Rattler 250 winner, as well as the 2009 Snowflake 100 winner. In 2010 he won the PLM portion of the Word Crown 300 as well as multiple races at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Montgomery Speedway (AL).
Grill says his father’s influence has been the most beneficial in his career and is thankful for the opportunities he’s been presented with. In his spare time, just like most racers, Grill prefers to spend his time in the shop working on his cars, as well as those of others, but also tries to find time to get out on the lake and spend time with his family.
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