Parker Johnstone

Wilsonville OR

Rising through the ranks as an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving at Sears Point to pay the racing bills, Parker was a champion in IMSA’s Renault Cup series and won an SCCA Club Racing national title. … He won an IMSA record 54 races in the Renault Cup, Firestone Firehawk, International Sedans, and Camel Lights …all but the Renault series wins were in factory-aided Hondas and Acuras which Parker and teammate Doug Peterson engineered and prepped … Parker won the International Sedan series in 1987-88, was the 1987 Rookie of the Year in Formula Atlantic, and IMSA GTP Lights titlist in 1991-92-93 … open-wheel racing remained one of his ambitions, so when Honda went CART racing, Parker was the driver who gave Honda its first pole position and set a world closed-course speed record in the process.

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