Thompson Joins DEForce Racing to Take on the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship
Parker Thompson is proud to announce his return to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires for 2020, running with team DEForce Racing. After multiple years with rookie teams on the Road to Indy, Thompson will join an experienced DEForce Racing team and veteran drivers, Moises de la Vara and Kory Enders. Piloting the #9 DEForce Racing entry, Thompson sees an overall championship victory as the only way to improve upon the 3rd-place overall finish he earned in the series last year.
The young Canadian’s introduction to the team came during October’s Chris Griffis Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he showed promising pace and an instant connection with the DEForce Racing crew. The two parties recently came together at team headquarters in Houston to finalize their partnership and prepare for the coming season.
“I’m delighted to be with DEForce Racing, and back in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship for 2020. The Road to Indy is close to my heart. I’ve had some great success in both USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000, and after a strong season in 2019, I think that DEForce Racing provides me a great opportunity to advance to another level. The team is well established on the Road to Indy and is composed of some very experienced individuals. I want to thank David and Ernesto of DEForce Racing for this opportunity. My teammates Kory and Moises have graciously welcomed me onboard. After some great results by each of them last season, I’m excited to build on those performances in 2020. The goal is nothing less than a championship win!”
About the Series
The 2020 Indy Pro 2000 calendar will consist of a 10-event, 18-race schedule alongside the NTT IndyCar Series at premier venues, which include two ovals, six road courses, and two street course venues. It is the second official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder system, bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. For 2020, a total event and year-end prize package valued at over $808,000 is on offer, including a champion’s scholarship valued at $594,820 to advance to Indy Lights in 2021.
2020 Indy Pro 2000 Schedule
Mar. 14 – 15, 2020 Streets of St. Petersburg
Apr. 25 – 26, 2020 Circuit of The Americas
May 08 – 09, 2020 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 22, 2020 Lucas Oil Raceway
Jun. 20 – 21, 2020 Road America
Jul. 11 – 12, 2020 Streets of Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 15 – 16, 2020 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 22, 2020 World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
Sep. 05 – 06, 2020 Portland International Raceway
Sep. 19 – 20, 2020 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca