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Red Deer’s Parker Thompson leading the pack in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires


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Parker Thompson Claims Win and Runner-up Finish to Take Championship Point Lead

It just might have been the most incredible weekend yet for Red Deer Race Car Driver Parker Thomspon!

His all Canadian race team Exclusive Autosport absolutely ripped up the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. in historic fashion!  For most of the weekend, Thompson’s competition was in his rear view mirror.  Exclusive Autosport owned by Michael Duncalfe of Saskatoon, had Thompson’s Tatuus PM-18 in astounding shape.  Not only did they score pole position for both weekend races, they also shattered the track record on each occasion!

Thompson, who moved up a division to the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this season, lead the first race from start to finish.  In his first win of the young season Thompson pulled well ahead of the pack finishing the race over 5 seconds before Englishman Harrison Scott and David Malukas, from Chicago, Ill., who held off the field for a third place finish.

In race 2 Parker started in pole position but some surprising light rain caused trouble for his team as they prepared his car for dry weather.  On the damp track, Thompson slipped behind 2 opponents.  He managed to stay in 3rd position until late in the race when the leader went off track, moving Thompson up to 2nd position for his second straight podium finish.

From What a weekend!” enthused Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal. “I cannot say enough about this Exclusive Autosport team. I have to thank our awesome crew for all of their hard work and dedication to this program. Parker Thompson performed like a pro! P1 in practice, two poles, a track record, one win and one second-place finish. He’s a man on a mission. It’s an honor working with Parker and having him drive for EA. ”

Check out this summary of an amazing weekend for Parker Thompson and Exclusive Autosport:

Friday afternoon Race 1 qualifying – Finished first and broke the existing track record.

Saturday morning Race 2 qualifying – Finished first and broke his own record set less than 24 hours earlier.

Saturday afternoon Race 1 – Parker lead from beginning to end.. scored a 5.225 second victory!

Sunday morning Race 2 – Second place for second podium finish of the weekend.


Parker was carrying the decal of the Humboldt Broncos Jr ‘A’ hockey team, which lost 16 of its players and staff in a tragic motor vehicles accident on April 6. The Exclusive Autosport team has dedicated the win to the Broncos’ memory.

Parker Thompson told “It was a very special weekend in Alabama with my Exclusive Autosport crew. We put the #90 in victory lane, carrying the Humboldt Broncos logo, which meant a huge deal to our entire team with our headquarters being based in Saskatchewan. I’m extremely proud of the boys in black and red. We have all been working non-stop during the off-season to have a weekend like this. With a win, two poles, and a new track record, we’re ready to roll this momentum into the rest of our championship. Bring on Indianapolis and the month of May!”

Parker Thompson is in the championship point lead heading into races 5 and 6 which take place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 11th and 12th.

For coverage of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires… visit Road to Indy TV, download  the Road to Indy TV App or find dedicated broadcast channels on demand via Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku.  Races are live streamed and live timed on and

Here’s race 1 where you can see Parker Thompson starting in pole and leading for the entire race… Parker is interviewed right off the top of the program as he waits for the race to start in pole position!

And here’s race 2 at the Barber Motorsport park in Alabama.. where Thompson gutted out a second place finish.

This short promo was produced by Parker Thompson Racing to celebrate a weekend of success in Alabama.

Finally.. here’s a 12 minute long program called Road to Indy TV in which Parker makes 3 appearances..


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End of an era for Red Deer Minor baseball Braves

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From Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors

Following many discussions within the Red Deer community, the baseball community, our association members, as well as our board of directors we have made the decision to move forward with rebranding our teams, currently known as the Braves. For our association the Braves name symbolized warrior strength, bravery and resilience, all qualities we were proud to align with; and although the initial moniker of our teams was never intended to carry a derogatory or disrespectful connotation, for some, it has. The topic of our rebrand has been polarizing and arguments both for and against have been passionately presented. We have made the decision to move forward in the direction we feel is best for our association.

In alignment with the membership majority vote, the Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors is excited to announce that we will now be known as the Red Deer Rangers.

The Red Deer Rangers will retain our current navy and crimson colors and will not adopt the colors or logo of the MLB, NHL, or any other Rangers franchise. We are looking forward to forging our own identity and embracing our own look.

As you can appreciate this is a complex initiative that will take time. We will remain the Braves for the 2024 season and aim to have our rebrand complete for the 2025 season.

All participants that submitted the Rangers name during our rebranding poll, will be entered into a draw to receive the first Red Deer Rangers jersey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this positive endeavor as we create a new inclusive legacy for our association that all can be proud of.

RDMBA Board of Directors

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Red Deer Minor Hockey is proud to announce our new General Manager Lane Moore

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From Red Deer Minor Hockey 

The Red Deer Minor Hockey Board of Directors is pleased & honored to announce, after an extensive search, that Lane Moore has accepted the position of General Manager of Red Deer Minor Hockey.  Lane will start his new role early in the new year & is very excited about leading our organization into the future as we aim to provide a positive learning and maturing experience for all of our young athletes & coaches in a minor hockey setting.

Lane comes into the role of General Manager with an extensive resume, in both hockey and administration.  Lane has led the Bentley school as principal for the last 17 years & was an educator prior to that.  On the hockey side, Lane’s passion for coaching & engaging with young athletes, dates back to 2002.  His most recent involvement as a coach with Red Deer Minor Hockey saw Lane lead the U17AAA North Star Chiefs for 2 seasons (21-22, 22-23).  Prior to his work with Red Deer Minor Hockey Lane served as President of Rimbey Minor Hockey for several seasons.

One of Lane’s biggest strengths is his ability to create highly effective teams by building a common mission & vision & then executing on those through visionary leadership.  These attributes shone through during this General Manager search and we are thrilled for Lane to lead this organization now & into the future as we aim to be one of the premier Minor Hockey Associations in the province.

Lane, his wife Kathleen & their three children Easton, Cooper & Lexi call Red Deer home.  His son Cooper is the captain of Red Deer U18AAA Optimist Chiefs & his older son Easton is pursuing his hockey career and post-secondary studies in Massachusetts.  Please join us in congratulating Lane Moore as the new General Manager of the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission, welcome Lane!

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