|Marital Status: Married||Resides In: Chicago, IL|
|Participant since: 2006||Age: 31|
|Competitor since: 2009||Height: 6'2"|
|Nickname(s): ART||Weight: 197 lbs|
CAR: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX A newcomer to the sport, 2009 has seen Arkadiusz "Art" Gruszka take on his first serious rally season. He previously ran limited events and was known to drive flat-out -- and crash. After working with seasoned WRC competitor Jani Paasonen at his rally school in Finland in early 2009, Gruszka has developed a more measured approach and is working on his consistency. His highest-ever national finish is fifth overall.