Desire to have #FunWithCars starts young!


For those unfamiliar with grid workers, they are the ones wearing white helping position the race cars in starting order before each on-track session.  Volunteer grid workers provide valuable service by checking driver safety gear and verifying each car displays a current-event tech inspection sticker.  They look at driver harness belts and HANS straps to ensure they are fastened, check that helmet and gloves are on, window nets are up, and (for open cockpit cars) that the driver is wearing arm restraints.  As race cars pull away from the false grid, a grid worker gives that final reminder to drivers without eye protection to lower their visor.

Greg is a native and current resident of Danbury, CT.  He has lived there all of his sixty eight years and works as a Maintenance Mechanic for the Danbury Housing Authority.  Greg and his wife Betty raised three sons:  Eric, Jay, and Danny. During Jay and Danny’s high school years, the couple fostered two boys.  All four kids attended school and played Pop Warner football together until they all went off to college. One can only imagine how hyper-active and crazy hungry these growing boys must have been.  It’s been said foster parents have big families and bigger hearts!  Unfortunately, their youngest son Danny died in 2010 while attending college, a victim of cancer.  In the years after losing Danny to this horrible disease, Greg has organized benefits to help raise money for StupidCancer.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit geared toward ending isolation and building community for those touched by young adult cancer.