Parker Thompson: Keeping the Dream Alive

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Parker Thompson
On The Track, Asphalt

I was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta and I got behind the wheel of my first kart at the age of eight. Racing originally was a hobby I shared with my father racing out of the back of the family half ton truck in Calgary about two hours away from our home. I never knew it at the time, but my extreme passion for all things loud and fast would turn myself into a championship-winning fixture in many of the world’s top racing events. Fast forward ten years later, trying to keep the dream alive:

I am determined to continually prove on and off the track that I deserve a chance to advance my career within motorsport. For the 2016 season, I signed a deal with Championship winning Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in USF2000. In the 2016 USF2000 Championship I was crowned Vice Champion with four race wins and three poles. En route to this result, I was able to score the most podiums in the USF2000 series with 12 and I led the most laps of all drivers (137). I was also honoured to be awarded with the Royal Purple Slickest Pass of the Year Award thanks to my overtaking maneuver around the outside in Toronto, which led me to becoming the first Canadian to win the Toronto Grand Prix in USF2000. (That is the first pass shown in my Search for a Champion Video). With all of my success in 2016, I was chosen by the Team Canada Scholarship to represent my country in England for three weeks at the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy to finish off the 2016 season of racing. I was able to qualify on Pole at both events, becoming the first Canadian to ever do so.

Location

Red Deer, AB

Racing Classification

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