Gregor Makes Quick Transition to Legend Cars
After winning three straight Hobby Stock track championships at Sheyenne Speedway, Bo Gregor felt like it was time for a change. Dusty Mund provided an opportunity for the Lisbon driver to do just that.
After racing in the Hobby Stocks for the past four years, Mund offered Gregor a chance to drive an INEX Legend Car for the 2022 season.
“Dusty had an extra car sitting at his house. He asked me if I wanted to race it,” Gregor said. “It was a month before the season was supposed to start, and I was kicking around buying one. He had extra one and he was nice enough to help me get in one.”
Gregor had plenty of success in the hobby stocks, going back to 2019. In addition to the three track championships, Gregor won 12 feature races during that time.
“I was getting a little bored,” Gregor said. “It’s like you get used to something every day, it’s like a job and you want to switch it up a little bit. This was a big switch.”
The 27-year-old, whose racing career started in the Hobby Stocks in 2013, also has raced Wissota Street Stocks in his career, doing so for three seasons before coming back to the Hobby Stocks in 2018.
His first feature race in the INEX Legends came on June 5 at Sheyenne Speedway. He started on the outside pole, and survived the challenges from Australian driver Glenn Mitchell to win the feature.
“I was able to get lucky and start out front,” Gregor said. “That’s about all she wrote. You need a lot of luck in racing and I got it that night.”
To say that driving an INEX Legends Car, which weighs between 1,230 and 1,300 pounds, depending on the type of engine, compared to a Hobby Stock, which can weigh 3,600 pounds, is different is an understatement.
“They turn a lot quicker than a bomber,” Gregor said. “You don’t have to throw them in as much. You have to finesse, and same with the throttle because they have pretty big motors for what they weigh. It’s a pretty cool deal; they’re run little wicked things and I’m having a blast with them.”
Gregor currently leads the points at Sheyenne after two races; he was second last Sunday to Collin Compson.
One person who has been a big influence on Gregor’s racing career is his father, Terry.
“My dad has helped since Day 1,” Gregor said. “He’s a big influence as to why I got into racing. When I’m working on the car he is right there with me and it’s nice to have that extra set of hands on the car, a second person to look it over. We bank a lot of stuff off of each other maintenance-wise. What I don’t do he does…it’s awesome that way.”
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