Thompson Regular Ray Parent Expected In K&N Pro Series Busch North Throwback Field Saturday

(Press Release from Thompson Speedway)

Ray Parent with the K&N Pro Series East car he expects to race Saturday at Thompson Speedway in the Busch North Throwback 100 (Photo: Courtesy Thompson Speedway)

Current Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Late Model Division Championship Leader, Ray Parent, has announced his intentions to enter Saturday’s Busch North Throwback 100, in the No. 32 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car. Parent has already driven the No. 98 Course Legend Late Model to two wins during the 2017 season, and is looking forward to making his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series start in the No. 32 Anytime Realty Chevrolet.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” the Tiverton driver exclaimed. “It’s something I’ve always dreamed about doing, and now it’s turning into a reality. I was so excited to be able to run Thompson full time in the Late Model, and now to have this opportunity is awesome. I can’t begin to thank Don Parsons, DPR Racing, and Anytime Realty enough for bringing me on board this season.”

Parent teamed up with Parsons midway through last season at Seekonk Speedway, and decided to make a run at a Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Championship over the winter. This, though, is only the beginning of the plans that the two parties have made for each other.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to put Ray in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car for this awesome throwback event at Thompson Speedway,” team owner, Don Parsons, explained. It just goes to show the type of professional operation we are running, and that we are on the right path with the team. My goals were big going into this year and some people questioned how serious I was. I think this goes to show them we are all in.”

Parent will join Doug Coby and Ryan Preece as local invaders in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, challenging the regulars of the developmental series, on Saturday, July 8. For more information about the Inaugural Busch North Throwback, featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, visit


  1. Bill Realist says

    Starting to look a little more like a throwback to the Busch North days in the sense there are going to be a few race car drivers in the field and not the usual collection of rich teenagers spending dad’s money and gouging on each other.

  2. Hoping to see if someone will have Mike Olson’s#61 Little Trees car !!

  3. How about Stub Fadden

  4. Bill Realist says

    I can just about guarantee you that just about nobody in that field has ever even heard of stub fadden. Or dave dion, hector leclair,Robby crouch, jean Paul cabana, bobby dragon, joey. Korafus or dick McCabe. That is sad and a clear indacation of where modern day big leauge racing has headed.

  5. Paul T too says

    I was thinking more of a Bobby Gada Jr Busch North car (1 career series win!), since Dennis & Joey are sitting out the ‘Bowl

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