Consistency has been the key for Brayden Parr throughout this season’s Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series, and it’s this consistency that banked him enough points to secure a pleasing third-place series finish.
Having narrowly missed out on a top-three Eureka Garages & Sheds Series result in the past two seasons by finishing fourth in the point standings, there was a lot on the line for Parr as he entered last Saturday night’s grand final at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, with the 20-year-old racer being in contention for the overall series victory.
Achieving his first goal of qualifying into the feature race, Parr couldn’t quite pull off the passing moves required to elevate him to first place, but his 12th-place finish was enough to cement his position inside the series top three, just one point shy of a runner-up finish.
“We knew that our final spot in the series would come down to where we finished in the feature race, so it was pretty exciting and nerve-racking at the same time,” admitted the Eden Park, Vic-based driver, who was piloting the Vic # 77 Compass Powder Coating & Metalworx supported car owned by his good friend Clint Baker.
“I probably played it a little bit safe in trying not to get caught up in anything, but overall, we’re very happy to come away with third place, particularly having finished fourth in the previous two seasons, and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve this season.
“In addition to my team, family and sponsors, I have to say a big thank you to my car owner Clint for giving me the opportunity to race his car, along with the Stark family, whose support and assistance has been amazing in the latter stages of the season.”
Filling the driver’s seat in the Stark family car during this Saturday night’s Harbour City Showdown at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Parr will also be piloting that car during the upcoming Easter Trail, which will take place over three rounds at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway on April 19, 20 and 21.
Parr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Compass Powder Coating & Metalworx, TriTech Lubricants, Parr Motorsports, Salt Electrical, Speakmans Auto Electrical, ABSS, KIS Corporate, Prestige Roof Tiling, and Parr Designs.
He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Kim and Adrian), his younger brother Liam, who is unable to attend Brayden’s races but he gives him a lot of inspiration to do well, and his pit crew Clint Baker, Marcus Green, Dennis (Pa) and Jake, along with the Stark Family.
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