October 29, 2012

AUTO RACING: Parritt wins Long John

Morning Sentinel Staff

UNITY -- Bretton Parritt of Steuben bided his time Saturday and made a late move to win the 100-lap Late Model feature race at the annual Long John at Unity Raceway.

Palmyra native AJ Picard led most of the way in the 23-car event before Parritt caught him.

"He didn't get the lead for quite awhile," track owner Ralph Nason said. "The race kind of came to him. His car was really good."

Parritt won $1,500 for his first-place finish. Andy Saunders of Ellsworth was third followed by Will Collins. In all, 67 race teams competed in five events, with a lot of help from volunteers.

"They chimed in and made it work," Nason said. "It was successful."

The track closed during the summer after George Fernald Jr., who leased it from Nason, cited financial difficulties. It opened again just for the Long John.

"That's it for this," Nason said. "I'm going to lease it (next year). I'm not going to run it."

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at OnlineSentinel.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)

High School Football 2013

Fall Sports 2012

Purchase Photos

Find more photos >>