Parrott moving to Sportsman class at SSW

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BEAVER BANK: A female racer from Beaver Bank who has had plenty of success on the track is stepping up her game to the next level.

Megan Parrott, who has raced in the Bandolero and then the Truck division at Scotia Speedworld near the Halifax Airport, is moving up to get behind the wheel of a Sportsman car for Number One Racing.

Parrott will pilot the Pothier Motors/Bunky’s Hants Insulators Dodge no. 1 hot rod in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division at Scotia during their weekly racing series cards every Friday night, beginning May 20 and running until September.

Parrott, a multiple time feature winner in the now defunct Truck division at the 3/10-mile Enfield oval, will race in all Sportsman races at the track and compete for the prestigious Debbie Hallahan Memorial Rookie of the Year Award. The official announcement was made at the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Stock Car Shootout event at Kartbahn Racing in Halifax.

The Number One Racing team ran select races on both the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and in the Sportsman division in 2017. The team scored one feature win at Scotia Speedworld in the Sportsman car with Moore behind the wheel and had two top fives with Noel Road’s Harry Ross White.

“It will be exciting to see how Megan progresses throughout the year,” said Blanchard in a release.

While she also has a handful of starts at the Mini Stock and Legend levels, the season opener on May 20 at Scotia Speedworld will be Parrott’s first start in a Late Model race-car.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to race a Sportsman car full time,” said Parrott of the upcoming season. “I can’t even begin to explain how thankful and excited I am. This would not be happening without Mitch and the sponsors of the Number One Racing team and I thank them for this chance.

Fans can follow Number One Racing by liking their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/NumberOneRacing.

– With information from a press release from Tim’s Corner Motorsports

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