Sixteen-year-old Gray Leadbetter has taken a major step in her professional career, joining the Monster Energy sponsored Greaves Motorsports Team.
This is a press release from Greaves Motorsports/Gray Leadbetter…
Led by off-road legend, Johnny Greaves, the Wisconsin-based team is a dominant force in short-course, off-road racing. With 80-plus wins, the 54-year old Greaves is the winningest driver ever in the short-course format. His accomplishments include 10 championships and a 301-foot jump that earned him a World Record in 2009.
“We are thrilled to have Gray join our Monster Energy team,” says Johnny Greaves. “We’ve worked closely with her during the past few years and we’re confident that she will be a formidable addition to the team.”
Leadbetter is the first racer in her family. Dad, Steve, bought her a battery-powered car when she was three, but it bored her. So, he bought a 50cc dirt bike, “And she just took off,” says Steve. “And she hasn’t stopped since.”
By five, she was racing motorcycles and eventually progressed into karts, UTVs, Legends and Mini-Outlaw Sprints. In 2019, she joined the Dreyer-Rienbold Team as the youngest driver and only woman competing in Americas Rallycross Series.
As a member of the Monster Energy Greaves Motorsports Team, Leadbetter will be competing in a 200 hp Yamaha SXS ProMod that weighs just 1850 pounds.
For more information, visit grayleadbetter.com