Jeff Kingsley Takes Over Driver Duties for the No.3 Hertz/Byers Porsche
LOVELAND, CO. – JDX Racing today announced that due to unforeseen circumstances, Parker Thompson will not be able to continue as the driver of the #3/JDX Racing/Hertz/Byers Porsche. Jeff Kingsley, currently driving the #16/JDX Racing/Byers Porsche will assume driving duties of the #3 Porsche for the remainder of the 2019 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Championship season.
Jeremy Dale Managing Partner / JDX Racing: “We're disappointed Parker can't continue with JDX Racing. Parker made an immediate and positive impact on the JDX team and we're very proud to have given him his first win in a Porsche 911 GT3 car. Having Jeff take over driving duties of the #3/Hertz/Byers car is a natural fit and will be a seamless transition. Jeff is already a race winner in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada series and he's very familiar with the operations of the JDX team. As we enter the Watkins Glen weekend, we're very excited to showcase our updated livery of the #3/Hertz car and it's new driver. We know there's great things ahead for Jeff, Hertz and Byers."
Jeffrey Kingsley: "Parker has been a great teammate and a fierce competitor in the GT3 Cup series and I'm very honored to be able to take over his seat in the #3/Hertz/Byers Porsche. This weekend will be my first visit to Watkins Glen and my first time behind the wheel of the #3 car and I'm hoping to put on a good show for all our Hertz guests here this weekend with us. The support I've received from the JDX team has been immense and everyone under the JDX tent is making sure I have everything I need to be successful."
Parker Thompson: “It has been an absolute honor to pilot the #3/JDX Racing/Hertz/Byers Porsche GT3 Cup Car in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Championship. Jeremy Dale at JDX Racing, Kevin King at Byers Porsche, everyone at Hertz and the entire JDX team at the track have been incredible partners. JDX Racing gave me my introduction to sports car racing and my first win in a Porsche GT3 car and I’m so thankful for that opportunity. I'm fortunate enough to race in multiple series in 2019 and I regret that we are unable to continue our partnership, but I wish nothing but the best for JDX Racing, Hertz and Byers for the rest of the season.”