At 4 years old, Grala got his first kart – a CRG Bambino with a 50cc Comer engine, which he raced at the F1-Outdoors road course in Massachusetts.
At 7 he started racing year-round at F1-Boston, a multi-track indoor road racing facility also in Massachusetts. He accumulated over 100 wins and 2 championships.
At 10 he started racing Bandolero cars in Charlotte NC. This was his introduction to oval racing. He won multiple championships (oval and road course) including the most prestigious Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At 12 Grala moved up to Legend cars. In 2012 alone, he won 15 of 58 races. Those wins came at 7 different race tracks, both ovals and road courses. He ended his Legends career by winning the Winter Heat Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the highest and age-unlimited Pro Division.
Grala kicked off 2013 as the youngest NASCAR driver ever to compete at Daytona International Speedway. At 14 years and 51 days old he started his first ever race in a Late Model stock car at the inaugural Battle at the Beach. On June 22, 2013 Grala won his first Late Model race at Hickory Motor Speedway – becoming the youngest winner in UARA series history.
With 2014 hardly started, Grala is already in the news again. During the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and at only 15 years and 26 days old, he became the youngest driver ever to compete in an IMSA/Grand-Am sanctioned event. He not only competed in, but finished 4th out of 68 cars in the CTSC BMW Performance 200 – and in his stint, set the fastest lap of the race. For the remainder of the 2014 season he will be competing full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with Turner Scott Motorsports. He will be running for not only Rookie of the Year honors but also for the series championship in the #31 Chevy Impala.