The story behind the MAN from Manning, SC is an interesting one to say the least. Galloping Gib Gibbons is grandson to Racer Edward Guy "Slick" Gibbons a Claredon County Athletic Hall of Famer and son to the Late Great Edward Guy "lil Ed" Gibbons Jr a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer. Ed's career spanned 25 years garnering him better than 400+ Wins. His richest came in Concord, NC where he took the J.W. Hunt 200 to the tune of $20,000!!
Edward Guy "Gib" Gibbons III had never thought of setting foot in a race car until the untimely passing of his father from an automobile accident in early 2009. But then hanging around a Race Shop where Legendary Wins were born from the coupling of Ray Cagle's Ingenious Race Car Engineering and Ed Gibbons driving ability has a profound effect on a man that is naturally competitive. Roughly midway through the 2010 season saw Galloping Gib climb behind the wheel of the #07 DLM and not look back.
The 2014 season found this team competing all across the SE and in various series such as FUEL 525, SECA, NeSmith and more. He claimed the Super7Series Championship at Screven Motor Speedway and bagged an assortment of wins on the year. Most cherished win for his young career came when he took the Checkers in the LLM portion of Ed Gibbons Memorial on April 6, 2014 at Fayetteville, NC. Grabbing up a Win in his own father's memorial is not a memory too soon forgot.
As the 2015 season solidifies and comes more into focus, it appears to be a Bright one for this Talented WheelMan! The team looks to compete in the full FUEL 525 series seeking a Title. Gib mentioned the CLM portion of their program will be more of a pick and choose type of year with part of it being given over to their NEW SLM program.
Keep your eyes peeled to those South Carolina Skies as Galloping Gib's Rocket looks to Rise And TouchDown at a Victory Lane near you!!
Pics courtesy Dirt Track Photo's by Richard Barnes