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The Vasser Sullivan Lexus entry. (IMSA photo)

Thompson To Drive Endurance Races For Vasser Sullivan

CONCORD, N.C. — Parker Thompson will compete for Vasser Sullivan Racing in all 2023 Michelin Endurance Cup events.

Thompson will co-drive the SealMaster No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 entry with Aaron Telitz and Frankie Montecalvo in all four Endurance Cup events beginning with the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Fla.) followed by the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen (N.Y.) and the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

“We’ve had a close eye on Parker for two years,” Vasser Sullivan Team Principals Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan said. “After getting to know him, and witnessing his work ethic and accomplishments throughout various ladders series, it’s clear to Vasser Sullivan Lexus, this is a great home for Parker to take the next step in his career.  Coming off the Petit win in the No. 14 car, we’re hungry to add the No. 12 car to the top step of the podium.”

The move to add Thompson follows previous announcements that Telitz and Montecalvo will be the full time drivers of the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 entry in the GTD class. 

“I can’t thank Sulli and Jimmy Vasser enough for this opportunity,” Thompson said. “They’ve put together an amazing group of engineers and crew members. I’m very proud to drive the Lexus brand and represent both them and Vasser Sullivan in 2023. I’m looking forward to making my professional WeatherTech debut.

“My first impression of the Lexus RC F GT3 after driving it during our recent test is it’s pretty awesome. It has a lot of horsepower on the bottom end and you’ve got to make sure you watch the rear tires. It’s a really cool car and has a lot more weight in the front than I’m used to driving, but nothing I can’t adapt to. It’s got a steering wheel, four wheels and a motor. I’m really looking forward to my first Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.”