Parker Thompson
Parker  Thompson
Abel Motorsports
8 Canada Verizon P1 Award
Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires
Parker Thompson
Career stats
Indy Car History
Total Poles
Race Wins
Mar 2, 1998
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

HOBBIES: Autocross and grassroots racing back home, fitness and Spartan Races, and graphic design and videography

RACE TRACK TIES: Toronto is my country's home race

CHARITY SUPPORT/WORK: Drive to Stay Alive – a texting and driving campaign I started to educate teenagers across North America about the dangers of distracted driving. In 2019, I will have spoken to over 100,000 high school students about the dangers of distracted driving RACING GOALS: To be the NTT IndyCar Series champion

RACING HERO: Doug "Duggy" Thompson

ONE PERSON I WOULD HAVE MOST LIKED TO MEET: Greg Moore, because he was Canada’s national racing idol

FITNESS: Five days a week in the gym with Pat Kerr at One-to-1 Fitness

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: NHL hockey (Edmonton Oilers)

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Golf and Spartan Races


PET PEEVES OR FEARS: I hate being late

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To read, write and speak Japanese (I'm working on it!)

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Any place there is a race track

INTERESTING NOTE: I have a whiteboard in my shower at home, because for some reason most of my good ideas happen while I shower!


2019 Indy Pro 2000 16 2 3 13 15 42 14
2018 Indy Pro 2000 16 3 3 12 16 143 15
2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 3 3 11 11 70 14
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 4 3 14 14 137 16
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 0 0 7 11 0 14

RAF = Running at Finish



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First Start
March 28, 2015 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
April 22, 2016 (Barber)
First Pole
April 22, 2016 (Barber)

Parker's Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Finished second in a hard-fought Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires campaign.
    • Earned three victories and six podium finishes, and two Tilton Hard Charger awards.
  • 2017
    • Garnered third place in the final Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship standings after a second-half charge
    • Claimed three victories and four podium finishes in the final five races
    • Earned season-ending Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids on Track Spirit Award given to a driver that embodies the “heart of a champion” as they strive to reach their goals.
  • 2016
    • Finished second to teammate Anthony Martin in a hard-fought Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship title fight
    • Claimed four victories, three pole positions and a total of 12 podium finishes in 16 races
    • Earned the Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” award for his pass for the lead over his teammate at his “home” race in Toronto
  • 2015
    • Finished fifth in his rookie campaign in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with a pair of fourth-place finishes and five fifths as his best results
    • Claimed the Tilton Hard Charger Award on three occasions and accumulated four Replay XD Move of the Race Awards
    • Finished seventh in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest pre-season mini-series with a best finish of fifth
  • 2013
    • Earned eight top five finishes, four podiums, two Superpoles and one victory 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
  • 2012
    • Finished third in the Rotax World Championships in Portugal, becoming the first North American Junior driver to finish on the podium
    • Claimed a fourth-place finish in the European Championship in Spain
    • Earned the Rotax Western Canadian Junior Championship title with five wins in six races
    • Took the Junior runner-up position in the Rotax 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 at the Gatorz Challenge of Americas with three victories.
  • 2011
    • Claimed the Junior Championship at the Rotax Western Canadian Championship with four wins and six podium finishes in six races
    • Finished third in at the 2011 Pan America Championship (Rotax Junior)
    • Was youngest driver at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in the UAE as a member of Team Canada
    • 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
    • Scored three wins and four podiums in six CIK International events
    • Finished second overall in the SKUSA championship with two wins and four podium finishes
    • Earned the Tag Cadet runner-up position at the SuperNationals
    • Was the IKF Region 7 Winter Series KPV, Corner and KPV1 Champion
    • 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
  • 2008
    • Claimed the Calgary Kart Club Championship with six wins
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