Race Weekend Experiences

Race Weekend Experiences

Racing Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Regular fans get only a glimpse of the full intensity of racing from their seats in the grandstands. We can bring you behind the scenes, and deliver you a race weekend experience like no other, as an honorary member of Team Thompson. Join crew strategy meetings, catch the action on track right from the pit wall, or enjoy the comforts of an executive suite. We’ll provide you and your small group with a weekend of racing and enjoyment that can’t be forgotten.

 

2020 Experience Options

Contact us for more information on our 2020 event schedule and pricing options.

Island Circuit Experience

VIMC Pro Driving Series

Join Parker Thompson for an incredible driving getaway at Canada’s most beautiful driving circuit. Located north of Victoria, British Columbia, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is a 2.3-kilometer road course featuring 19 turns and breathtaking elevation changes. A state of the art clubhouse provides amenities off the track to match its one-of-a-kind driving experience.

Accommodations provided by Villa Eyrie Resort offer endless opportunities to experience the incredible Canadian West Coast. Every room offers luxurious comfort and service. Convene off the track at the award-winning Alpina Restaurant, and pamper yourself at the Tuscan Spa and indoor mineral pool.

Drive to Stay Alive

Drive to
Stay Alive

Award-Winning Road Safety Campaign

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

For More Information

Speeders Karting League

CHALLENGE EVENT #3

March 18, 2019

HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Following his return from the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Parker Thompson will undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation as recommended by the federal government. The event will be rescheduled once that period expires.

Race Me

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Come to Speeders Indoor Pro Karts Calgary location and challenge me on their indoor kart racing track! I’ve partnered with Speeders to create three special evenings where you can race with me and many of the great people who have supported me throughout my racing career.

All participants will enjoy great racing, snacks, and beverages. Winning racers will have a shot at a total prize packaged valued at more than $3,500. Contend in all three nights, and you could earn the title of Speeders fastest.

CHALLENGE EVENT #1

January 22, 2020 <EVENT RESULTS>

 

CHALLENGE EVENT #2

February 12, 2020 <EVENT RESULTS>

 

CHALLENGE EVENT #3

March 18, 2020 POSTPONED, STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS (EVENT SIGN UP HERE)

The Venue 

The Parker Thompson Speeders Challenge uses Canada’s fastest karts on a high-speed indoor race track. With 20 HP and instant torque from an electric motor Speeders karts are a great machine for testing racers of all levels.

Challenge participants will race on a custom configuration racetrack located inside of Speeders massive 50,000 sqft Calgary location. Designed by Parker Thompson, the course offers high-speed sections and plenty of opportunities for passing.

EVENT FORMAT

Qualifying

To begin the evening, participants will be randomly divided into heats. Individual heats will participate in a qualifying round, and their best times will be used to set the grid order (fastest to slowest) for Heat Races.

HEAT RACES

Each heat will participate in one race for position with the start order set by qualifying times. The top three finishers will advance to FINAL A. Remaining finishers will be placed in FINAL B, FINAL C and FINAL D based on average lap times.

FINAL ROUNDS

Participants from all heats will come together to form three groups for the FINAL ROUND where championship points will be awarded. The top three finishers from each Heat will qualify for FINAL A,

Points in FINALS A, B AND C will be awarded as follows:

1st Place – 30 PTS
2nd Place – 25 PTS
3rd Place – 22 PTS
4th Place – 19 PTS
5th Place – 17 PTS
6th Place – 15 PTS
7th Place – 14 PTS
8th Place – 13 PTS
9th Place – 12 PTS
10th Place – 11 PTS

Heat Race Pole Position – 1 PTS
FINAL A Qualification – 10 PTS

Penalties will be assessed for at-fault incidents of contact.

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES

After three rounds, championship prizes will be awarded to participants with the most points.
Special thank you to Bell Racing and the Calgary Kart Racing Club for generously providing this prize package.

1st Overall

Sponsored entrance to the 2020 CKRC ROC Cup Karting Series

2rd Overall

A Bell Racing Helmet
Entrance to a CKRC Try-A-Kart Experience

3rd Overall

Entrance to a CKRC Try-A-Kart Experience

EVENT PARTNERS

Simulator Challenge

SIMULATOR CHALLENGE

With experience in top-level kart racing, open-wheel race cars, and sports cars, Parker Thompson has become one of Canada’s most well-rounded racers. In 2019, the twenty-one-year-old from Red Deer, Alberta raced forty times across three different series. Racing such a busy schedule meant limited opportunities for on-track testing. Thompson relied on his VRX racing simulator to test tracks and individual vehicles. It’s a major part of what helped him drive to an overall title in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, plus 10 wins & 25 podiums in three different cars. In 2020, his simulator continues to play a critical role in his training and preparation to take on the Indy Pro 2000 Championship with DEForce Racing.

Now, your success on the same simulator could lead you to similar racing opportunities. Beat Parker’s benchmark lap time, and you could win a Formula 4 Test Day with team DEForce Racing in Houston, Texas.

Test a Real Formula Car

Having embarked on his career in racing from a young age, Parker Thompson knows that a critical part of any racer’s career is developing the experiences and recognition that will lead to success at higher levels of racing.

DEForce Racing would like to offer that opportunity to an up-and-coming Canadian driving talent. This established race team is looking for new drivers to participate in the Formula 4 America’s series. Prove you deserve a shot, by beating Parker Thompson’s benchmark simulator lap time at Speeders Calgary.

The FIA Formula 4 series is an entry-level series designed to allow aspiring racers an opportunity to join the world of open-wheel racing. Utilizing a winged race car, and a 1.6L Honda engine, F4 is the perfect point of entry for drivers looking to advance to F3 or Road to Indy racing series like Indy Pro 2000.

In only its fourth year of operations, DEForce Racing has become a recognized championship contender, bringing experience from series like USF2000, Indy Pro 2000, and LMP3 to the F4 Championship.

The Competition Winner Earns

Full one-day test in the Ligier JS F4 at MSR Houston

Car fitment

Driver coaching

Data Analysis

How To WIN

Visit Speeders Calgary

58 Aero Dr NE unit 109
Calgary, AB T2E 8Z9

Sit Behind the Wheel of Their VRX Simulator

Regular usage rates apply.
$15/10min session or $75/hr session.

Beat Parker’s Best Time

Using Speeders standard set up of Circuit of the
Americas, driving an IndyCar.