Parker Thompson joins JDC MotorSports for the team’s 2015 Mazda Road to Indy, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda program.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – JDC MotorSports’ quest for a run at the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship title is taking an important first step, with the Minnesota- based squad confirming the signing of up-and-comer Parker Thompson.
The Canadian will make his full-time Mazda Road to Indy debut in 2015 with impressive results already on his young racing resume having won several karting championships and top championship finishing positions when competing in karting championships worldwide.
Since joining the Road to Indy driver development system, JDC MotorSports has strived to not only win races and championships, but also to develop future stars of motorsports.
The renowned junior formula car squad has done just that over the years, and believes it is poised to do it again with the addition of Parker to its 2015 USF2000 Championship line-up.
While Thompson enters the upcoming USF2000 season as a rookie, he will have the benefit of having logged several tests with JDC MotorSports in the highly-competitive Mazda Road to Indy series.
Given JDC MotorSports experience and expertise in the USF2000 ranks, combined with Parker’s championship-winning karting background, the 16 year-old is set to be a front-runner in 2015.
“We are very excited to have Parker under our tent for the 2015 season,” stated JDC MotorSports team principal John Church. “He has shown great speed during testing, and we look forward to developing him into a consistent front-runner next year.”
“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity from John Church to be a part of his organization for 2015,” said Parker Thompson. “I am excited to kick off the new race season in the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Series and look forward to hunting down the USF2000 Championship with the JDC Motorsports boys.”
Thompson will be part of a multi-car title challenge by JDC Motorsports, with his teammates to be announced shortly.
JDC MotorSports and Parker begin the pursuit of top honors in the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship via pre-season testing, followed by competing in the traditional pre-season start, with the fifth annual Cooper Tires Winterfest in February at NOLA Motorsports Park just outside of New Orleans, La., on February 18/19/20 before moving to Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., on February 24/25/26.
JDC MotorSports races with associate sponsorship from RedLineOil.com , HR Sportswear and Showdown Displays.
Additional information on JDC MotorSports can be obtained from the team’s website @ www.jdcmotorsports.com For direct contact, please contact John Church @ 612-963-3352
About JDC MotorSports:
Involved in formula car racing since its inception in 1994, JDC MotorSports has established itself as one of the leading junior open-wheel teams in North America. Initially making its mark in the F2000 class of club racing competition, JDC MotorSports was soon a team worth watching in the pro ranks. Expanding into the Pro Mazda in 2005, the Minnesota-based team remained focused on not only challenging for top honors, but also helping develop young drivers. Over the years, JDC MotorSports has won numerous races and championships. JDC captured both the driver and team titles in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship, with Rookie of the Year Dane Cameron scoring a series-high three wins. The Minnesota-based team followed that up with a second Star Mazda Championship title with Rookie of the Year Adam Christodoulou, and the F2000 Championship Series title with Chris Miller in 2009. JDC continued its winning ways one year later, earning the Rookie of the Year award in the Star Mazda Championship with Connor De Phillippi, and scoring a non-points win in the USF2000 National Championship with Mikhail Goikhberg. The junior formula car standout secured its third Star Mazda Championship title in 2011 with Tristan Vautier, in addition to scoring a win in the USF2000 National Championship with Luke Ellery, as well as making its Prototype Lites Championship debut, earning five podium finishes. JDC MotorSports added to its Star Mazda Championship win tally, USF2000 Championship podium total in 2012, and finished as the Prototype Lites Championship runner-up in 2012. In 2014 JDC MotorSports captured the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites driver and team champion with drivers Mikhail Goikhberg (2014 overall driver champion), Matt McMurry and Gerry Kraut. 2014 was also the first year JDC MotorSports entered under JDC Miller MotorSports a program in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge class, finishing 4th at its maiden race the 12 hours of Sebring and scored its first podium finishing 3rd at Road America.