About Us

Empire Racing Group is a Driver-Development Team that strives to identify young talent that wants to purse advancing their racing career. With the alliance of Grumpy’s Performance, Inc., ERG has structure a successful team and program that creates successful individuals in their goal objectives.

Established in 2009 ERG began competing within the ARCA Racing Series with drivers Sean Corr, Owner and Driver for ERG, and Mason Mitchell. In 2012, ERG started to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Sean Corr and Jake Crum.

Most recently, in 2014, ERG formed a partnership with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc., and the team has expanded to more events within the NCWTS, ARCA series, and NASCAR late model series with rising young-gun Christian Eckes.

“We are dedicated to making our teams ultra-competitive,” Owner John Corr said. “With the introduction of Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. we know that we will continue to strive for success.”

Mike ‘Grumpy’ and Sherry Cheek founded Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. in 2006 as a driver development program with a rising young-gun Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. In 2013, Cheek came on board  with ERG as crew chief . Cheek carries with him 38-years of experience in team management, as well as organization creation and development.

“I am very excited for the future of ERG and I look forward to working with the Corr family,” Cheek said. “John and Sean Corr have structured a great team with their leadership. I am eager to begin the task of securing the success for ERG as well as the success of the driver development program.”