Parker Thompson joins SportsCarBoutique in the Porsche GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA @parkertracing

Parker Thompson joins SportsCarBoutique in the Porsche GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA @parkertracing

Parker Thompson Release:

May 15, 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Parker Thompson is excited to announce that he will join the 2019 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada with Toronto based SportsCarBoutique. Thompson will pilot the #3 Platinum Cup entry. He will join the team this weekend as the season begins with two races included in the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, outside of Toronto.

Thompson, an experienced open-wheel racer, expanded into sports cars this year. Early in this season, he has competed in Indy Pro 2000 on the Road to Indy. Thompson has also raced in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. In both series, he is currently sitting 2nd in overall championship points standings, after four races.

Now in its 9th season of competition, SportsCarBoutique has a clear goal in mind: winning the 2019 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Championship! Over the past seasons, SportsCarBoutique has coached and introduced young Canadian talents to the series, and is proud to work with Parker Thompson.

Parker Thompson
“In my limited experience with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, I’ve come to really appreciate both the race car and the competitors in the series. I’m looking forward to joining the team at SportsCarBoutique. Many thanks to team principal Ilker Starck for making this opportunity possible. I intend to work hard and continue the success that I’ve had in this series south of the border.” 

Ilker Starck – SportsCarBoutique Team Principal
“We love the sport, the series and most of all these Porsche Cup cars. Over the past few years we have established ourselves as a team that introduces and supports talented young race car drivers.”

Sun Peaks BC’s Jason White to race in both ARCA Racing Series and the Gander Outdoor Truck Series

Sun Peaks BC’s Jason White to race in both ARCA Racing Series and the Gander Outdoor Truck Series

Jason White Press Release:

February 4, 2019. Beginning this week Sun Peaks, BC racer Jason White takes a bold leap forward in his racing career.  As the new race season begins at Daytona International Speedway White will be racing in both the ARCA Racing Series and the Gander Outdoor Truck Series.  

“It’s a dream come true,” said White of the adventure that’s about to begin.   

First up is the Lucas Oil 200 in the ARCA series where White will drive the #11 Powder Ventures Excavating / Chevrolet and the Zimmer Auto Group.  Fast Track Racing will prepare the racecar, under the direction of NASCAR veteran Andy Hillenburg.  

White completed his first test session in the car at Daytona last month with excellent results.  “It was important to get a feel of the track before trying the race” said White.  “The first time you drive along the banking is something else.  The test went really well.  We learned a lot that will help us be ready to compete when we hit the track this week” he added.

Following two successful Truck series events last year with Reaume Brothers Racing White will also drive the #34 Powder Ventures Excavating / Chevrolet from the Reaume Brothers stable the following week in the Nextera Energy 200, the season opening race for the Gander Outdoor Truck Series.

Truck team owner Josh Reaume will be the Crew Chief for both events.  “I had an immediate chemistry with Josh when we did our first truck race together last year” explained White.  “Having his experience for both of these Daytona races is going to allow us to learn and improve at a quicker pace,” he stated.

White is taking a similar approach to the events at Daytona as he did last season when he stepped up to the Gander Outdoor Truck Series.  “First goal is to finish,” he said.  “I want to be respectful of guys running for a championship and we’re looking to improve every time we hit the track,” said White.

This adventure in Daytona wouldn’t be possible without the backing of long time friend and supporter Rob Zimmer and the Zimmer Auto Group.  “Rob and I go back a long way and it’s even more special to continue the relationship as we debut at Daytona, I can’t thank them enough” said White.

Schedule: (All times Eastern) 

ARCA Series practice Thursday February 7, 4-6PM & Friday February 8, 9:30-10-30AM.  Qualifying is Friday at 3:30PM.  Race: Saturday February 9, 4:45PM    

Gander Outdoor Truck Series practice Thursday February 14 2:35-3:25PM, 4:35-5:25PM.  Qualifying is Friday February 16 at 4:40PM.  Race:  Friday February 16, 7:30PM.

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