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Parker Thompson Racing Release:
Parker Thompson returns to JDX Racing and Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by Cayman Islands for a new year. Using spec Porsche 992 Cup race cars, Carrera Cup represents the pinnacle of one-make racing with eleven Carrera Cup series run in regions around the globe every year. In Canada and the United States, Carrera Cup North America promises some of the most exciting racing action on the IMSA schedule with a multi-class sprint race format. Thompson returns to the Pro-class for 2022 with his sights set on the championship title.
Surgere, Byers Porsche, and Renier Construction rejoin the new campaign effort, supporting Thompson as he pilots the #9 Shell Tap Up / JDX Racing entry. After noteworthy success in his 2021 Carrera Cup North America campaign, the 24-year-old Canadian is a prominent figure in the series. In his first full-season of SportsCar racing south of the border, Thompson was one of only three drivers to earn a race win, standing atop the podium at Circuit of the Americas, Road America, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The final result was third place in the championship series. For the new season, Thompson is looking to improve on that result. Still, with other top drivers returning to the series, the close rivalries and competition we saw last year are expected to intensify further.
The 2022 Carrera Cup North America schedule launches March 15 with a doubleheader race weekend at Sebring Circuit. An additional fourteen races will follow as the series follows the IMSA SportsCar Championship to seven of the continent’s most famed sports car circuits.
“It’s a new season, and I am as hungry as ever to get back behind the wheel and into a Porsche for another year with Carrera Cup. Last year I joined the series, feeling a bit like an open-wheel racer trying to learn sports cars. With an entire season under my belt now, I feel great about our chances in 2022. The competition in this Porsche series is exceptionally close, and it takes a complete team effort to hang out at the front of the field. With JDX Racing, and an incredible group of partners returning for the campaign, I have full confidence in our abilities! In 2021 we didn’t quite reach our championship aspirations. Everyone in our program, Jeremy Dale at JDX Racing, Michael Wappler at Surgere, and even our transportation crew and marketing team, are as hungry as I am for that top step of the podium. It’s going to be an exciting year!”
March 16, 2022 – Rounds 1 & 2
Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL
April 8, 2022 – Rounds 3 & 4
Long Beach Street Circuit, Los Angeles, CA
April 28, 2022 – Rounds 5 & 6
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA
June 23, 2022 – Rounds 7 & 8
Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
July 15, 2022 – Rounds 9 & 10
Streets of Toronto, Toronto, On
August 5, 2022 – Rounds 11 & 12
Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
September 2, 2022 – Rounds 13 & 14
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
September 28, 2022 – Rounds 15 & 16
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA