Garrett Marchant: Not Your Average Teen
Garrett Marchant is an up and coming race car driver from Roanoke Rapids, NC and has started to make an impact in the racing world. In his first year behind the wheel Garrett took home a second place finish in his first race, and by the fourth race he was in victory lane. Some of the other stats from the 2010 season include ten starts, nine top five and ten top ten finishes.
In 2011 Garrett continued racing his Pure Stock race car, right, at Orange County and South Boston Speedways. Garrett started in 8 races and learned a lot about racing as he got more laps under his belt. Garrett explains on his blog, how he learned a lot and had misfortune alot during the 2011 season. Garrett’s last race of the 2011 season was in a Limited Late Model to get himself ready for 2012. In this race Garrett started 13th and finished 10th with a very ill handling loose racecar.
Garrett is from a racing family where his grandfather works on the car during the week and Garret’s dad is the boss at the track. His grandfather used to race on dirt tracks in the 1970’s and to this day his father, Burney Marchant, runs in the Limited Late Model Series in North Carolina. It was through this love of racing that BMR Motorsports was started for the three generations of racers. The team is currently fielding Garrett, who is racing the limited late models and Mike Jones who races at County Line Raceway, a dirt track in NC.
For stats on the 2012 season please click HERE. 2013 looks to be another great season and make sure to keep up to date on all the action by following Garrett's schedule at this link.