I got the opportunity to chat with racer Grant Parr, Blake Pryor, and Jim Scuse about their racing career, how they got started, and also what makes racing so special for them. I felt a need for a platform where racer stories could be shared, which is why I was inspired to start my business Crateinsider.com. There is a certain magic in these stories and it always feels like they are being told by heroes.
Interview with Grant Parr
I got to meet up with Grant Parr at the Cherokee Motor Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina and hear about his 16 year racing career. He started his racing career young with a NASCAR Go Kart kids class. In that class that he picked up the 48 number inspired by the Jimmy Johnson car. Grant’s commitment to racing may seem like he doesn’t have time for much else. However, Grant explained that his down time is spent like most guys his age, he enjoys golfing, swimming at the lake, playing video games, and hanging out with his friends. Grant drives a Crate Racing Street Stock and runs in two classes, the Thunder Bombers and Street Stocks. You can find Grant on his social media pages by clicking these links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. You can also check out his website here.
“We try to make sure we have a good car everywhere, keep the competition up, and make sure we got our team up to Parr”.-Grant Parr
Interview with Blake Pryor
Blake “The Snake” Pryor of Mooresville, North Carolina is a second generation racer, and has been racing for about 17 years. Blake picked his number “78” as a young child and it has stuck, along with his nickname, since then. He started at 3 years old with four wheelers, moved up to Go Carts, and in 2010 moved up to circle tracks with a Street Stock. You can find Blake on his social media sites by clicking these links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Interview with Jim Scuse
Jim Scuse is from Ashville, North Carolina, and runs a 602 Late Mode. He started in 1996 in Delaware with a Dwarf Car, where he was Rookie of the Year. In 1998 and 1999 he won the North East Championships. In 2001 he was in a wreck that put him in a wheelchair. However, that didn’t keep him down long. Jim returned in 2002 to run late models. He explained that his number is “34” because of his love of Richard Petty. So he switched the numbers around to be unique. He did the Kenny Wallace dirt track experience and has been dirt ever since. You can follow Jim on social media by clicking this link: Facebook.