LOVELAND, CO. (March 16, 2022)- – JDX Racing is excited to announce they have re-signed Parker Thompson (Red Deer, AB) to drive the No. 9 Byers Porsche / Shell TapUp / Sugere / Renier Construction Porsche.
Thompson returns for his second full season with JDX Racing following his third place finish in the inaugural season of Porsche Carrera Cup North America Championship. Parker will be joined by Peter Atwater and Rob Hanley, the 16 race campaign kicks off this week with the season opener at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida.
Parker and JDX Racing have continued to work hard in the off-season, building on their already strong relationship. Thompson landed at JDX in 2019, testing the waters in sports cars and competing for JDX Racing in Porsche GT3 Cup, earning five podiums finishes, including one race win in only six starts. Following a short hiatus from racing in the U.S, he returned to JDX in 2021, starting all 16 races in the inaugural season of Porsche Carrera Cup North America. Parker claimed 13 Top Five finishes, including eight podium finishes and three race wins, one which is a stunning last lap, last turn winner at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, see for yourself. https://youtu.be/lde_QXWQYiI?t=3072
Joining Thompson will be Peter Atwater (Denver, CO), Peter will drive the No. 26 / JDX Racing / Nulite / Porsche Columbus in the Pro-Am Class. In addition, Robert Hanley (Foxfield, CO) also joins JDX Racing, he will drive the No. 4 JDX Racing / Porsche Columbus in the Am Class.
“I couldn’t be prouder to be coming back home to JDX Racing for 2022. It’s no secret that we ended 2021 with some unfinished business, so to have the opportunity to get the band back together and reignite what we built last year is really exciting for me. It’s also fantastic to welcome Shell Tap Up to the No. 9 car for 2022, along with Surgere, Byers Porsche, and Renier Construction all returning for our run at the Championship.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to race the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North America series. This has been a goal of mine since I started racing four years ago and the series has only gotten better and the talent of the drivers has grown with it. When you look through the field there are so many high-level drivers and there is always a race to be found. The series visits some of the best tracks in the country, including two street courses, and the season finishes at my favorite track – Road Atlanta. I want to thank my sponsors, Nulite Lighting and Porsche Columbus – who help me put this season together.”
“To say that I am looking forward to participating in the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North American Championship would be a tremendous understatement. It will be a privilege to race alongside my teammates Parker Thompson, and Peter Atwater as we each pursue a Championship in our respective classes. I am confident with the support of Jeremy Dale, Harrison Brix, and the wonderful group of people that comprise JDX Racing we will have all the necessary tools and resources required to compete, and if I do my job, be competitive at every event on the schedule this season.”
Jeremy Dale- Managing Partner / JDX Racing:
“The 2022 season will be the biggest and best in the history of Porsche single make racing in North America and we are bringing three cars to the fight – one in each class. Parker Thompson is a consummate professional in every way and our 2022 season is all about bringing home a Championship for Parker, JDX Racing and all our partners. Parker proved in 2021 he’s a race winner, and with the foundation he has already built, we intend to make another step forward in 2022.”
“This season is also exciting because we have a driver in each “class” (Pro / Pro-Am / Am). We already know Parker will be a consistent podium finisher – but we are also thrilled to have Peter Atwater (Pro-Am) and Rob Hanley (Am). Peter and Rob are both accomplished racers, Rob won the Masters Division in the Trophy West Championship a few years ago, so we know these guys can both bring it on race day. Peter and Rob will be just like Parker – in contention for podium finishes every single weekend. We can’t wait to kick off the season at Sebring this week!”
About JDX Racing: Founded in 2008 and based outside of Denver, CO, JDX Racing represents the very best in professional motorsports. Competing in the IMSA sports car series, JDX Racing campaigns cars in events throughout North America. JDX Racing features world-class drivers, outstanding crew members and dynamic marketers from Champ Car, IndyCar, NASCAR, ALMS and the Champ Car Atlantic Championship series. For more information, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/jdxracing, on Twitter @JDXRACING and on Instagram at jdxracing
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From: JDX Racing Public Relations