Parr: It’s a dream come true!
Redcar’s interim team manager Gavin Parr has hailed his opportunity to be the Redcar team manager as a dream come true as he takes the reins against the Leicester Lions in the Championship Jubilee League. Additionally, the club can also confirm the dates for their two rearranged Championship league matches, more on that later!
Redcar’s Jade Mudgway is returning back to New Zealand to see his family and Parr has been given the opportunity to lead the side in the Kiwi’s absence.
The likeable Geordie said, “It’s a dream come true and I’m massively proud to be given the opportunity whilst Jade is away for the next month. I used to watch speedway with my Dad and I would be telling him which changes I would make and now I get the chance to do the real thing!”
The current Redcar Cubs team boss believes working alongside Jade Mudgway this season will help him during his stint as team boss, “We knew Jade was going away and I was asked at the beginning of the season if I would stand in for him. The promotion wanted to get me more involved so I could get to know the riders so I have been go-karting alongside other social events.”
Parr believes knowing the side will help him massively during his stint as boss, “I have been around the pits all season and the riders know me quite well now. I have been on the spanners for Kasper (Andersen) and Adam (Roynon) when he rode for the club and that will help with the transition.”
The club can now also confirm the dates for the fixtures against Glasgow and Scunthorpe respectively. The Bears will host the Glasgow Tigers on Sunday 21st August with a 19:30 start due to the car park being used by the motocross for most of the day.
Additionally, Redcar’s last league fixture of the regular season will be against the Scunthorpe Scorpions on Friday 26th August with the normal 19:30 start time at the Ecco Arena.