July 24th - Street Stock Series, Hobby Stocks, Vintage Cars presented by Smith Drywall


by | Aug 19, 2022

Matt Guererri

Ethan Gray of Manchester, NY has seen his ups and downs in the 2022 season in the Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprints. Ethan has enjoyed six top ten finishes, including his first career victory with just a couple weeks left in the season.  The other side of the spectrum has seen Ethan get caught up in more mishaps than he would have liked, one resulting in the need of a new car.

Ethan is 17 years of age and will be entering his senior year at Red Jacket High School in Shortsville. Ethan got his racing start in go-karts, where he was successful. 

Than has been around racing much of his life as his uncle, Steve Gray, has raced pretty regularly for several years.  That is why Ethan originally looked into racing in the Speed Connection Sportsman, to follow a family tradition.  However, a close family friend would help him get started in the Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 ranks, a class he plans on sticking with for the near future.   

Ethan has a great of financial help, something much needed in the sport in order to have success.  Sponsors include Ballard Sports &Dispatch Brewery, whom are also track sponsors, plus Waltons Outdoors, Evonnes Halfway Haus, Crowley Comfort Solutions, Brandy Marine Construction, iFreeze, Proctor Enterprises, K & B Catering, Nichole Moyer Real Estate, NAPA Racing Filters, Travels by Kelly, MIke Masten and MIke Emholf. 

The crew consists of Pat (Dad), Logan, Blake, Haden and Morgan.   His biggest fan would be his mom, Lisa.