Conrad started drag racing in 1995 while living in Houston, Texas. After five years of drag racing, Conrad wanted to try road racing so he attended a racing school at Laguna Seca in 2000. He then quickly decided that road racing was the route that he wanted to pursue. After racing his first full season in 2002 he turned to a new form of motorsport, drifting. Conrad’s first year of drifting was in the D1 series in 2004, where he was one of 12 drivers representing the USA in the USA vs. Japan shootout. In 2005 and 2006 he focused his attention on Formula DRIFT, as it was quickly becoming the premier drifting series in the US. In 2007 Conrad was given the opportunity to run a full Formula Drift season in a Nissan 240sx. He passed up that opportunity to drive at only 2 events in a real car, a Corvette Z06.
The wait was well worth it as he finished 4th in the team’s first event in 2007. The 2008 season was a dream come true, being an American driver in an American car. In 2009 Conrad started CGR (Conrad Grunewald Racing), and began building a 2010 Camaro SS in conjunction with Luke Lonberger at Blu808 to compete in the 2010 Formula Drift Championship. After a strong first year for the Camaro in 2010, the team is looking forward to getting back to the competition in 2011.