RED DEER, AB – The 2019 Road To Indy season kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend with Parker Thompson driving for Abel Motorsports in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires series.
With a decade of experience in open-wheel racing, the Abel Motorsports team is making its first foray into the series. Lead by Bill Abel, the team has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, with the consistency and pace necessary to win championships. Thompson is coming off his rookie season in Indy Pro 2000 where he finished second in the championship race accumulating three wins and six podium finishes.
Thompson joined Abel Motorsports for an official Indy Pro 2000 test in Homestead, Fla. last weekend. This opportunity to work together revealed great chemistry between Thompson and the Abel Motorsports crew, as well as promising pace for the coming season. As a result, Thompson will pilot the No. 8 Indy Pro 2000 Abel Motorsports car alongside talented rookie teammate, Jacob Abel, this weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Team Principal, Bill Abel, is looking forward to the weekend. “We are excited to have Parker on board with us. His experience and professionalism will be a tremendous help in our pursuit of the championship.”
Thompson is appreciative of the opportunity and focused on achieving a great result. “Abel Motorsports is composed of a fantastic group of people. They may be new to Indy Pro, but they’re not new to winning. I’m really looking forward to the chance to work with them at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Our deal is just for St. Pete right now, but the goal is to put Abel Motorsports on top of the box this weekend and turn this into a Championship run.”
I will try to get a few words with Parker this weekend at St Petes.