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Thompson

Parker Thompson

#90 Exclusive Autosport

 

Birthdate: March 2, 1998
Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Residence: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Website: parkerthompsonracing.com
Instagram: @parkertracing
Twitter: @parkertracing
Facebook: Parker Thompson Racing
YouTube: Parker Thompson Racing
Website: ExclusiveAutosport.ca

 

Sponsors:


Exclusive Autosport, Badlands Motorsport Resort, Wheelhouse Media, Weyburn Energy, Sylvan Lake RV, Sparco, Bell Helmets, Todayville, Openhwy, Triquest NDT, and Drive to Stay Alive

Nationality: Canadian

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight:  5’8” / 145 lbs.

Education: High school graduate

Current sports played: Golf

Hobbies: Racing, public speaking, marketing/graphic design

Snapshot:  If I were to describe my personality, I would think humor would be at the top. I love to have a good time and make people laugh. It also makes a bad day behind the wheel better when you can crack a few jokes on the radio back to the team.

Racing goal: To get paid to drive fast cars around race tracks

Racing hero: Doug "Duggy" Thompson

My fitness routine includes: Five days a week in the gym with Pat Kerr at One-to-1 Fitness

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Listen to some Led Zeppelin to set the mood

An interesting note about me: I run my own digital marketing company, and love graphic/video design

Career results:

2017

  • A second-half charge garnered him third place in the final Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda standings
  • Claimed three victories and four podium finishes in the final five races with Saskatchewan-based Exclusive Autosport
  • Earned the season-ending Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids on Track Spirit Award

2016

  • Finished second to teammate Anthony Martin in a hard-fought Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda title fight
  • Claimed four victories, three pole positions and a total of 12 podium finishes in 16 races
  • Earned the season-ending Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” award for his pass of his teammate for the lead at his home race in Toronto

2015

  • Finished fifth in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, with seven top-five finishes
  • Earned three Tilton Hard Charger awards (the GP of Indy, Mid-Ohio and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) and four Replay XD Moves of the Race (the GP of Indy, Toronto and two of the three races at Mid-Ohio)
  • Finished seventh in  the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest preseason mini-series with a best finish of fifth
  • Created the “Drive to Stay Alive” initiative in Canada to educate high school students about the dangers of distracted driving

2013

  • Earned eight top-five finishes, four podiums, two Superpoles and one victory (German DKM Series) racing for the Energy Corse Factory Team in karting events across Europe 
  • Finished third in the WSK Euro in Belgium and the WSK Masters in La Conca, Italy
  • Earned a fourth-place finish in the European Championship in Spain

2012

  • Finished third in the Rotax World Championships in Portugal, the first North American Junior driver to finish on the podium
  • Claimed the Rotax Western Canadian Junior Championship title with five wins in six races
  • Took the Rotax Junior runner-up position in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship with two wins, four podiums and five top-five finishes in six races
  • Finished third in the Rotax Junior Championship Florida Winter Tour with four podiums and five top fives
  • Finished third in the Rotax Junior Championship of the Gatorz Challenge of Americas with three victories

2011

  • Earned the Rotax Junior Championship at the Rotax Western Canadian Championship with four wins and six podium finishes in six races
  • Finished third at the 2011 Pan America Championship (Rotax Junior)
  • Member of Team Canada and the youngest driver at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in the UAE
  • Earned the Rotax Junior championship at the Gatorz Challenge of Americas with three wins, five podiums and six top-five finishes
  • Earned two wins and three podium finishes in four TaG Junior SKUSA Pro-Kart events

2010

  • Earned three victories and four podium finishes at the Rotax MiniMax Challenge of the Americas
  • Took three wins and four podiums in six CIK International events
  • Finished second overall in the SKUSA championship with two wins and four podium finishes
  • Was the TaG Cadet runner-up position at the SuperNationals
  • IKF Region 7 Winter Series KPV, Corner and KPV1 Champion with seven wins and 16 podiums
  • Won the Rotax Mini-Max and Corner Cadet events at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

2009

  • Earned five victories in the IKF Region 7 Series

2010

  • Claimed the Calgary Kart Club Championship with six wins