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July 2, 2015



Parker Thompson Set for Exclusive Autosport Debut Alberta Driver To Contest ICAR Formula Tour F1600 Event



 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Exclusive Autosport is pleased to announce that Alberta’s Parker Thompson will compete for the team in the Formula Tour 1600 Championship this weekend at Circuit ICAR in Quebec, 4th-5th July.

The 17-year-old from Red Deer will make his debut in F1600 competition running for Michael Duncalfe’s multiple-championship winning team – the official factory Spectrum squad in North America and back-to-back Formula Tour 1600 Champions, courtesy of Thomas McGregor (2013) and Tristan DeGrand (2014).

Thompson currently contests the USF2000 Championship full-time in the United States, where he sits fifth overall in the Driver Standings in his rookie season.  His return north of the border is eagerly anticipated as he heads to Circuit ICAR, located at the Mirabel International Airport site north of Montreal, where the Formula Tour 1600 series forms part of the support package to the weekend’s top-billed NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

“I’m really excited to have Parker join Exclusive Autosport for this weekend’s race at Circuit ICAR,” stated team owner Michael Duncalfe.  “We’re always proud to have Canadian drivers run with the team but more importantly Parker’s quickly gaining a great reputation thanks to his form in the US in undoubtedly a highly competitive series.  I’m looking forward to following his progress.  We ran extremely well in our previous outing in Formula Tour 1600 at the Canadian Grand Prix last month, notably with Patrick Dussault’s Saturday victory.”

“I’m naturally very pleased to join a team with Exclusive Autosport’s pedigree in F1600 competition,” enthused Parker Thompson ahead of his debut.  “They’ve won back-to-back titles in Formula Tour 1600 and they’ve already won in 2015 despite not competing full-time in the series.  I’m looking forward to racing at ICAR and running the Spectrum chassis for the first time in my career.  Hopefully we’ll have a strong weekend.”

Further details on Parker Thompson can be found via his official website – www.parkerthompsonracing.com  He can be followed on Social Media via Facebook:  facebook.com/parkertracing / Twitter: @parkertracing / Instagram: @parkertracing

Exclusive Autosport will be in action on both sides of the border this weekend.  In addition to running Parker Thompson at ICAR as a stand-alone entry, the team’s full-time 2015 campaign continues competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship and F2000 Championship Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 4th-5th July, in the United States.

Formed in 2013, Exclusive Autosport quickly forged a reputation as one of North America’s premier junior formula outfits.  Championship success came quickly under Michael Duncalfe’s leadership with notable achievements including back-to-back driver titles in 2013 and 2014 in the Canadian Toyo Tires F1600 A-Class Championship and in the Quebec Formula Tour 1600 Pro-Class Championship.  

ENDS:  www.exclusiveautosport.ca / @ExclAutosport

Press release issued on behalf of Exclusive Autosport by Stuart Morrison Public Relations:
Tel: +1 514 684 2621 / Cell: +1 514 945 3253 / Email: stuart@sm-pr.ca / Web: www.sm-pr.ca

Photo Credit: Exclusive Autosport

Series Links:

Formula Tour 1600 Championship:  www.siteformulatour1600.com




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