INDIANAPOLIS – Justin Grant’s consistent performances in all three of USAC’s national divisions has earned him the coveted Mike Curb Super License, which he will be awarded at the Dec. 8 Night of Champions at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.
Grant’s total accumulation of 4,070 points in USAC’s Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget series outdistanced Tyler Courtney’s 3,601 on his way to the $5,000 award and a Super License to compete with USAC during the 2018 season.
Grant was the only driver to make a start in all 70 USAC National points races in 2017 (10 Silver Crown, 37 sprint car and 23 midget). He also became the first driver since Tracy Hines in 2011 to finish in the top-five of the point standings in all three series during a single year (fourth in Silver Crown, second in AMSOIL National Sprint and fifth in National Midget). Grant, along with Courtney, were the lone two to win feature events in all three divisions in 2017.
Grant became the first driver in the history of USAC to record season-opening victories in both a National Sprint Car and National Midget in the same season. He captured the first of his four National Sprint Car wins on night one of Winter Dirt Games at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., before reeling off three more at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.
He won twice in a midget, indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Ill., and a thrilling last lap, last corner victory at Susquehanna Speedway during Pennsylvania Midget Week. In August, he broke through for his first career Silver Crown win in the Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds’ mile in Springfield.