‘Where Are They Now?’ Edition of 10 Questions with…Ed “Fast Eddie” Grober

How did you get into racing?
I went to the races as a little kid and LOVED watching the Mods. I told myself I was going to grow up and drive a mod, just like Mouse [Miles Melius]. In ‘83 or ‘84 I started in the Mods at Wilmot and did that for three years. Then I ran Super Mods at Plymouth for 11 or 12 years, then Legends for three years. Then I went to Slinger and ran a Mod for three years, and a Super Late Model for six years after that.

What do you like about Slinger Super Speedway?
I went there because I thought Late Models were the supreme division and I couldn’t run dirt anymore. And for the personnel at the pit gate – nice people. Plus I always ran into Mouse, Willy and Gene.

Why did you stop racing?
No help. It takes too much help to run a Late Model, and there isn’t much help out there.

How did you get your car number (#39)?
When I went to Wilmot, I had a number picked out, but they said, “Nope, you can’t have that number – it’s already taken. Here, this one [#39] is available.” I said, “OK”.

What is your favorite memory at Slinger Speedway?
The night you get to go around with the checkered flag.

Is there anyone you want to thank for helping you when you raced?
My wife-Bonnie, my departed friend-Mike Derdet, and Kurt Liesener

What are you up to these days?
About 320 and dropping (laughs) Trying to keep employees happy, working at my business (EKG Trucking), and enjoying my winters.

If you could have dinner with any three people (alive or passed), who would they be?
My mother-Kay, mother-in-law-Betty, and father-in-law-Rollan because they were all great people.

What was your first street car?
An orange ‘69 Camaro

Which Slinger driver (past or present) do you have the most respect for? Why?
Brad Mueller because he tries awfully hard and does a good job. He’s a fair driver – you can run alongside him and don’t have to worry.