Frank Bolter has worked the spotter's stand from the top levels of NASCAR to the Indianapolis 500 to short-track Saturday nights, and he will join GRIP this Jan. 19-22 at the Seasons Event & Conference Center as one of the event's keynote speakers. While the four-day short-track racing seminar will explore suspension information, brake technology, aerodynamics, driver development and marketing, it will also put an emphasis on spotting technique and its importance to a race team's overall success.
Bolter, who has been involved with eight Indianapolis 500s and was the spotter for Kyle Busch's TD Bank Oxford 250 win in 2011, works as a spotter and team consultant in NASCAR. Bolter will make a formal presentation during a 90-minute session on Sunday morning of the seminar, and he will also be available each day to answer individual questions from race teams in attendance.
“We've heard from a number of race teams interested in GRIP, and one of the things they keep saying is they want to learn more about spotting,” said GRIP co-founder Jason Enders of RE Suspension. “Frank Bolter is one of the best in the business. He's won races at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway – and he's led drivers to wins from NASCAR's top series to some of the biggest Super Late Model races in the country.”
In addition to Kyle Busch, Bolter has worked with drivers Brad Keselowski, Johnny Sauter, David Stremme, John Andretti, Scott Dixon, Nelson Piquet Jr., Buddy Lazier and others.
In the management capacity, Bolter has been heavily involved in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the World of Outlaws.
“I've been fortunate to work with some of the best racers in the world – short-track or otherwise,” Bolter said. “I'm really looking forward to GRIP and being able to pass on some of what I've learned. I've gotten so much out of this sport, and it really means a lot that Jason and Gary (Crooks) have asked me to share some of that at the seminar.”
GRIP Seminars presented by Hypercoil Springs is designed to benefit teams from all walks of short-track racing, including PASS-sanctioned Super Late Models, ACT-sanctioned Late Models, Maritime Pro Stock and Sportsman-type cars, open-wheeled Modifieds and various weekly divisions from across North America.
Enrollment in the four-day seminar is limited to the first 100 people to register, and Hypercoil Springs is offering two free tickets to accompany any four-day ticket sold. Multiple pricing packages are available to accommodate a variety of schedules and budgets. A special room rate at the adjacent Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, for both single- and double-occupancy, is also being offered.
For more information on GRIP or to register for the seminar, please visit www.GRIPSeminars.com or contact Gary Crooks at (704) 224-6672.
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