Gray Leadbetter

About Gray

Gray Leadbetter

None of this was planned. It’s all happening because, at the age of two, I discovered that I LIKE TO GO FAST!. It started with a silly, little battery-powered 4-wheeler and by the age of three, I was blasting through the woods on a Yamaha PW50 motorcycle. I was hooked. Fortunately, I had a dad who supported my passion for motorsports.

At 5-years old, I began competing in arenacross and found out that competition makes going fast even more fun. From there, it was a natural progression to move into karts. The competition in karting is fierce because that’s where all of the up-and-coming drivers go to prove themselves. I learned that I thrive under pressure.

Opportunities to drive in other forms of motorsports presented themselves and I found myself competing in UTVs and Mini-Outlaw Sprints. Along the way I met Swedish rally driver, Patrick Sandell, and trained with him on frozen lakes in Sweden. State-side, I had the good fortune to train at the Bondurant School with 2004 Indy 500 Champion, Buddy Rice, and I continue to train with him, today.

In 2019, my big break into the pro ranks came when I signed with Dreyer-Reinbold Racing to drive in the American Rallycross series. What an experience! At the age of 14, it was pretty wild to be competing against drivers with Indy 500 starts to their credit.

But I’m used to being the youngest driver on the track.with him, today.