Open Wheel Standout Parker Thompson Will Open the Season for JDX Racing at Barber Motorsports Park
LOVELAND, CO. – JDX Racing is excited to announce the signing of Open Wheel Standout Parker Thompson to drive the #3 JDX/Hertz/Byers Porsche in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama beginning this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
Parker, a 21 year-old from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, began racing go-karts at the age of 8, quickly establishing himself as a racer who grabbed the attention of the entire karting community. At age 13, he was ranked 3rd in the world in Rotax Max karts. Entering open-wheel racing in 2015, Parker competed in the US F2000 series, claiming eleven Top-10 finishes in 16 starts. He would continue to craft his racing skills the next two seasons, capturing 25, Top-5 finishes in 30 starts. Following his dominating performance in the 2017 Canadian F1600 Super Series Championship Parker moved to The Road to Indy in 2018 where he managed to finish second in the overall Championship. Having twice finished second in the season championship, he's more determined than ever to claim an overall Championship title.
Parker Thompson: "I haven't been this excited to jump behind the wheel of a racecar in a very long time! It's going to be a baptism by fire coming into a strong field in the Porsche GT3 Cup USA series with no prior experience, but I couldn't have a better team behind me than the guys at JDX Racing. I'm extremely thankful for the faith that Jeremy Dale - plus the folks from Hertz and Byers - have put in me to create this amazing opportunity. I look forward to working hard with the #3/JDX Racing/Hertz/Byers Porsche crew to pick up where they left off last year."
Jeremy Dale- Managing Partner / JDX Racing:
"Parker is a perfect fit for JDX Racing and the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Championship. I can’t say how excited and proud we are to have him driving the #3/Hertz/Byers Porsche in 2019. He’s a proven winner with a huge amount of talent. There's a hugely competitive atmosphere in the GT3 Cup paddock and I know Parker's work ethic and enthusiasm will keep us at the top of the field. We can’t wait to get to Barber next week and get to work."