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Background

Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Parker Thompson found his love for all things loud and fast at a young age. From motocross to river boat racing, motorsports were a regular part of family life. Parker’s own racing career however, has its beginning at the Calgary Kart Racing Club where he started competition at age eight.

Father and son weekends at the track quickly evolved into one of the most successful kart racing careers in Canadian history. By age thirteen, Parker was ranked 3rd in the world and competing with the likes of Lance Stroll, Lando Norris, Colton Herta and more. At age 14 he left his family in Alberta and joined the Energy Corse Racing Team to challenge the European Title from Italy.

Since returning to North America, Thompson has focused on the Road to Indy with the goal of reaching IndyCar. In all the series he has contended, he has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to win.

While Thompson remains committed to the goal of reaching IndyCar, his successes, and eagerness to further develop his craft, have created other opportunities in racing. In 2019, Thompson will continue on the Road to Indy, taking on the Indy Pro 2000 Championship. He has also joined the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA with JDX racing, and the Canadian Touring Car Championship with Speedstar Motorsport..

The Full Package

While Thompson has become recognized for his calculated aggressiveness on the racetrack, off the track he is an award-winning road safety advocate. In 2015, after witnessing the devastation caused by distracted driving within his peer group, Thompson founded “Drive to Stay Alive”. The safe driving campaign utilizes Parker’s unique experiences to connect with high school students and deliver an important message about road safety. Since its inception, the program has presented to more than 100,000 students and 16,000 parents, teachers and transportation industry leaders.

Parker Thompson’s presentation to youth on distracted driving is incredibly impactful and motivating. He strikes to the core of the issue with real statistics and anecdotal evidence. He’s definitely saving lives with his message for our youth.

Kevin R.H. Kunetzki

Inspector - RCMP, Leduc Detachment

While Parker’s career in driving has taken him all over the world, he remains an active member of the Alberta community. Parker is deeply involved with the businesses and organizations that have supported him. He is a talented speaker, and is often engaged to speak at special events. He has even appeared as a guest commentator for other race series.

Complete Racing Results

Career Auto Racing Statistics

Race Enteries

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Race WIns

2019 Season to Date

Indy Pro 2000

Parker has joined the Abel Motorsports team as they compete for the newly named Indy Pro 2000 Championship. After he finished second in 2018, the only goal is to win the Championship title.

2019INDY PRO 2000 EVENTSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIPTBD
1GP of St. Petersburg -11st1st
2GP of St. Petersburg -21st1st
3GP of Indianapolis -112th5th
4GP of Indianapolis -213th5th
5Freedom 9012th10th
6GP of Road America -11st3rd
7GP of Road America -24th3rd
8Indy TO -17th3rd
9Indy TO -23rd2nd
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA

For his debut in sports car racing, Parker teamed up with Colorado’s JDX Racing to drive the #3 JDX Racing / Hertz / Byers Porsche.

2019Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USASTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIPEntry withdrawn after 6 races
1Barber -13rd3rd
2Barber -23rd3rd
3Mid Ohio -13rd1st
4Mid Ohio -21st2nd
5Montreal F1 -12nd2nd
6Montreal F1 -22nd6th

 

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

Parker joined the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge on the north side of the border with Toronto based SportsCarBoutique / SCB Racing.

2019Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge CANSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIPTBD
1CTMP -12nd2nd
2CTMP -25th3rd
3Montreal F1 -12nd2nd
4Montreal F1 -22nd7th
5CTMP -14th5th
6CTMP -23rd2nd
7Indy TO -17th3rd
8Indy TO -26th5th

 

Canadian touring car championship (CTCC)

Driving the #1 Audi R8 LMS GT4 of the adventurous Speedstar Motorsport, Parker is excited about the idea of future exploits with the Markham Ontario based team.

2019CTCCSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIPTBD
1CTMP -11st1st
2CTMP -21st1st
3Calabogie -11st1st
4Calabogie -21st1st
5Shannonville -11st1st
6Shannonville -11st1st

2018 Season

Pro Mazda Championship

2018 marked the first year in Pro Mazda for both Parker Thompson and team Exclusive Autosport. Winning three out of the first seven races, Thompson took an early lead in the series championship. Late season struggles and mechanical issues caused Thompson to surrender the lead spot with only one race remaining. The final ranking was second place in the overall championship.

2018PRO MAZDA EVENTSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP2nd
1GP of St. Petersburg -12nd2nd
2GP of St. Petersburg -26th5th
3GP of Alabama -11st1st
4GP of Alabama -21st2nd
5GP of Indianapolis -111th5th
6GP of Indianapolis -26th1st
7Lucas Oil Raceway1st1st
8GP of Road America -12nd4th
9GP of Road America -25th4th
10GP of Toronto -13rd8th
11GP of Toronto -214th8th
12Mid Ohio GP -13rd5th
13Mid Ohio GP -24th6th
14St. Louis Oval Challenge11th6th
15GP of Portland -13rd3rd
16GP of Portland -24th5th

2017 Season

USF2000 Championship

In his third and final season in the USF2000 series on the Road to Indy, Parker showed great results, winning a total of three races and placing on the podius six times.

2017USF2000 EVENTSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP3rd
1GP of St. Petersburg -16th5th
2GP of St. Petersburg -21st3rd
3GP of Alabama -16th5th
4GP of Alabama -23rd3rd
5GP of Indianapolis -111th19th
6GP of Indianapolis -210th4th
7GP of Road America -17th5th
8GP of Road America -24th5th
9Iowa 609th12th
10GP of Toronto -11st1st
11GP of Toronto -24th1st
12Mid Ohio GP -13rd2nd
13Mid Ohio GP -21st1st
14Watkins Glen GP15th16th
F1600 Super Series Canada

Having moved straight from karts to the USF2000 series, 2017 was Parker’s first race attempt in an F1600 car. His results were simply outstanding. With seven wins, he set a record for the most wins ever in an F1600 Championship. That translated to a 64% winning percentage. He stood on the podium for all except one race, and in doing so emphatically announced himself as one of Canada’s top racing drivers.

2017F1600 SUPER SERIESSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP1st
1GP of Montreal -12nd1st
2GP of Montreal -22nd1st
3Varac GP -11st3rd
4Varac GP -21st1st
5Varac GP -31st1st
6Trois Riverieres -1
2nd2nd
7Trois Riverieres -22nd3rd
8Trois Riverieres -32nd15th
9CMP -12nd1st
10CMP -22nd1st
11CMP -32nd1st

2016 Season

USF2000 Championship

Parker’s sophmore year of open-wheel auto racing earned him a Vice Championship in the USF2000 series on the Road to Indy. Racing for Cape Motorsports, he earned four wins and twelve podiums in sixteen races.

2016USF2000 EVENTSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP2nd
1GP of St. Petersburg -12nd15th
2GP of St. Petersburg -22nd4th
3GP of Alabama -11st1st
4GP of Alabama -22nd1st
5GP of Indianapolis -12nd2nd
6GP of Indianapolis -21st1st
7Freedom 751st2nd
8GP of Road America -13rd5th
9GP of Road America -25th3rd
10GP of Toronto -13rd3rd
11GP of Toronto -23rd1st
12Mid Ohio GP -12nd17th
13Mid Ohio GP -22nd2nd
14Mid Ohio GP -32nd2nd
15GP of Monterey -13rd2nd
16GP of Monterey -23rd3rd

2015 Season

USF2000 Championship

Parker’s first endeavour in racing outside of karts was on the Road to Indy for the USF2000 Championship. In this highly competitive series, results showed steady improvement. At seasons end, Parker sat in fifth place in championship points.

2015USF2000 EVENTSTARTFINISH
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP5th
1GP of St. Petersburg -18th15th
2GP of St. Petersburg -27th6th
3GP of Louisiana -17th7th
4GP of Louisiana -27th4th
5GP of Alabama -15th5th
6GP of Alabama -27th5th
7GP of Indianapolis -117th14th
8GP of Indianapolis -211th6th
9Freedom 757th6th
10GP of Toronto -110th11th
11GP of Toronto -211th12th
12Mid Ohio GP -16th5th
13Mid Ohio GP -28th4th
14Mid Ohio GP -38th5th
15GP of Monterey -110th5th
16GP of Monterey -211th14th