Thompson and Speedstar Motorsport Continue Authoritative Campaign in Canadian Touring Car Championship
SHANNONVILLE MOTORSPORT PARK, BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO
On a beautiful Canada Day weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park, Parker Thompson continued his winning ways in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. Now six races into this 10 race 2019 schedule, Thompson is undefeated driving the #1 Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Speedstar Motorsport and New Roads Automotive Group.
For Thompson, the weekends event represented his first drive of Shannonville Motorsport Park. With only one 15-minute practice session ahead of Saturday’s qualifying round, it was crucial that Thompson quickly accustom himself to the 15 turn, 4.0 km road course, east of Toronto. For Race 1, he earned pole position late in qualifying, and then lead the 40-minute race from start to finish. Sunday’s Race 2 took place on the shorter 2.5 km Pro-Track and followed a very similar storyline.
The young Albertan has led every single lap of the Canadian Touring Car Championship season to date. While he and Speedstar Motorsport were considered by many to be strong favorites for the 2019 championship title, such a dominant performance was unexpected. For Thompson, the success that has been experienced so far, is expected to serve as foundation for future endeavors in sports car racing.
“Many thanks to Frank Law and the whole Speedstar Motorsport team for our performance this weekend. As a driver, coming to a new race track with limited preparation time is no easy task. The team did an incredible job helping me get the #1 Speedstar Motorsport / New Roads Automotive Group Audi R8 LMS GT4 up to speed quickly. With our performance so far this year, it’s very easy to be confident in this race car. I’m looking forward to the remaining events in this 2019 season, and I’m excited about what opportunities might lie beyond that!” – Parker Thompson
CTCC – Shannonville Motorsport Park Round 5 & 6 Results
JUL. 06 – 07, 2019– Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada – CTMP, Bowmanville, ON
JUL 12 – 14, 2019– Indy Pro 2000 & Porsche GT3 Cup – Streets of Toronto, ON
JUL. 26 – 28, 2019– Indy Pro 2000 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH