JDX Racing re-signs Parker Thompson for Porsche Carrera Cup North America season

JDX Racing has renewed its contract with Parker Thompson to drive the #9 Byers Porsche/Shell TapUp/Sugere/Renier Construction Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the upcoming season of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, which begins at Sebring International Raceway this week.

Both Thompson and JDX Racing have been hard at work this offseason aiming to build on their thirteen top-five finishes, including eight podium finishes and three race wins in 2021.

Prior to the debut season of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, Thompson and JDX Racing entered the Porsche GT3 Cup in 2019, scoring five podium finishes including a race win, this was before a brief hiatus from racing was taken. racing in the United States.

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“I couldn’t be more proud to be coming home to JDX Racing for 2022.” Thompson said. “It is no secret that we end 2021 with some unfinished business, so to have the opportunity to bring the band back together and rekindle what we built last year is really exciting for me.

It is 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 in the Championship.”

Watch Parker Thompson fight for victory at Circuit of the Americas last year

JDX: races in all classes

Thompson will be joined by Peter Atwater, who will drive the 26/JDX Racing/Nulite/Porsche Columbus in the Pro-Am Class.

“I am excited for the opportunity to compete in the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North America series,” Atwater said. “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 across the field, there are so many top 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 circuits, and the season ends at my favorite track: Road Atlanta. I want to thank my sponsors, Nulite Lighting and Porsche Columbus, who helped me put this season together.”

Joining Thompson and Atwater is Rob Hanley, who will enter the series driving the #4 JDX Racing/Porsche Columbus in the Am Class.

“To say that I am really looking forward to participating in the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North American Championship would be a tremendous attenuation,” Hanley said.

“It will be a privilege to race alongside my teammates Parker Thompson and Peter Atwater as we seek a championship in our respective classes. I am confident that, with the support of Jeremy Dale, Harrison Brix and the wonderful group of people that make up JDX Racing, we will have all the tools and resources necessary to race and, if I do my job, be competitive at every event on the circuit. schedule this season.

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jeremy valleymanaging partner at JDX Racing aggregate, “The 2022 season will be the biggest and best in Porsche one-make racing history in North America and we will bring three cars to the fray, 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 of our partners. Parker showed in 2021 that he is a race winner, and with the foundation that he has already built, we intend to take 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 consistently finish on the podium, but we’re also thrilled to have Peter Atwater (Pro-Am) and Rob Hanley (Am).

Peter and Rob are accomplished racers, Rob won the Masters division at the Trophy West Championship a few years ago, so we know these guys can succeed on race day. Peter and Rob will be like Parker, competing for podiums every weekend. We can’t wait to kick off the season in Sebring this week!”

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