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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 promazda.com 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.

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Oh Canada! Thompson and the Exclusive Autosport EH Team are leading the standings!

From promazda.com

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 promazda.com: “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 promazda.com and racecontrol.indycar.com.

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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Athlete of the Month

ASDC Athlete of the Month, named to Canada’s U20 Pan Am Games team

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It’s time to take another look at this profile video of Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon. Lauzon is lighting it up at meets around Alberta this season and that will mean a couple of big trips this summer. The Red Deer Titans Track and Field club member started the season with Canada’s best U20 time in the 200m and has since bettered that time. His personal best 200M time is now 20.90 which is putting him on the national and international track and field radar.

Lauzon has been named to Canada’s national team and he’s going to be representing Canada in the U20 Pan Am Games in Costa Rica in July!

Check out this video profile of Jeremiah courtesy of Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central Alberta.

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for May 2019 is Jeremiah Lauzon. Jeremiah Lauzon is an 18 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber High School (LTCHS) and a competitive track & field athlete specializing in the sprints.

Jeremiah will represent Lindsay Thurber this coming weekend at ASAA Track & Field Provincials in Calgary in the 100M, 200M, 4 x 100M relay and the 4 x 400M relay. Last week, Jeremy captured all 4 events in the Zone Track & Field meet in Red Deer, winning the boys Aggregate Title.

Running for the Red Deer Titans Track Club this May, at a Track meet in Calgary, Jeremiah ran the best 200M race of his career to date, posting a time of 21.20 seconds. This time translates to the #1 ranking in Canada in the U20 age group, the #2 ranking in Canada in the U23 age group, and #11 overall men’s ranking in Canada at the 200M distance. This time also met the 200M qualifying standard for the Pan-American Games beginning July 24 in Lima, Peru. Jeremiah must await an announcement from Athletics Canada on whether he will be selected for the Pan-Am team.

Jeremiah graduates this month from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and has accepted a scholarship to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, BC and will begin classes this fall. SFU competes at the NCAA Division II level which will provide Jeremiah many opportunities to train and compete in the US moving forward. Jeremiah’s long term goal would be to compete in a summer Olympic Games for Haiti, his country of birth.

With Jeremiah’s strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and his training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in his athletics career!

Anchor leg of 4X100 relay gold medal zone performance.

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month – Jeremiah Lauzon

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ miles.kydd@rdc.ab.ca or 403-342-3231.

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Up and coming curler with great bloodlines is ASDC Athlete of the Month

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for March 2019 is Claire Booth.

Claire Booth is a 15 year old Grade 10 student at Lindsay Thurber High School in Red Deer and a competitive curler.

Claire has been curling for 7 years and this past season Claire competed in Alberta U18 Curling Tour, qualifying for Alberta U15 Bantam Championships and was a Red Deer Junior Curling Academy Silver Medallist. Last season Claire and her teammates captured the Gold Medal at Alberta U15 Bantam Championships, won the Red Deer Junior League, and competed in the 2019 Jeux Canada Winter Games Pre-Trials.

Claire’s short terms goal for next season to win U18 Curling Provincials and represent Alberta at the Canadian Curling Championships, with a long term goal of competing the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Claire also excels in the classroom as an Honours Student since Grade 6 and last year was named an Honours Student with Distinction. Claire’s goals in the classroom are to remain an Honours student and attend university in the medical field.  Academic Achievements: Grade 9 Honours With Distinction , Grade 8 Math Award , Grades 6-8 Honours Award

Claire keeps herself busy with other sports (has played softball for the past 11 years) and enjoys travelling and hanging out with her friends.

With Claire’’s strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her curling career!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

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