Team Pelfrey Indy Lights to Test Parker Thompson

Sep 20, 2018


Team Pelfrey is delighted to announce that Parker Thompson, one of the most successful drivers on the Mazda Road to Indy in recent years, will be testing with its Indy Lights team at the upcoming Chris Griffis test on September 22nd and 23rd.
20 year-old Thompson, who finished second in points in the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with three wins, is now turning his attentions to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series after winning multiple races on the Mazda Road to Indy dating back to 2016.
“I have been dreaming about the chance to get behind the wheel of an Indy Lights car since I started my car racing career,” said an enthusiastic Thompson. “This is definitely one I am proud to check off the bucket list! I have been in touch with Gary Neal and Dale Pelfrey for quite some time now, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of their organization at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test. 

“Team Pelfrey is a household name throughout open-wheel racing in North America, and I look forward to adding their championship winning pedigree to my resume. It’s an honor to be chosen to lead the team at Chris Griffis Memorial Test as they look to build a 2019 Championship campaign.”
“I am happy to announce that Parker Thompson will be driving the #2 Team Pelfrey Indy Lights machine at the upcoming Chris Griffis test,” noted Gary Neal, Team Pelfrey Indy Lights Team Manager.  “I have followed Parker’s progress through the Mazda Road to Indy over the last few years and I am looking forward to seeing him make the next step with Team Pelfrey.  We will work hard together, both at the test and beyond, with the goal of contending for the 2019 Indy Lights Championship.”
On-track action gets underway this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, September 22nd and 23rd.