On that day at the Southern Indiana quarter-mile bullring, he won his first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race.
It was significant because it was a turning point in his racing career, and he has now transitioned to racing full-time with the World of Outlaws.
We’re going to take a shot at the ‘Little Five’ and if we can make that happen, then we can make that happen. For anything we do from this point forward, I prefer to be in my own equipment,” he said, confirming his intention to enter and race his own car in this year’s Little 500.
Only one thing will stand in his way and prevent him from making his rookie attempt in the Little 500 in May, and that’s lack of, or insufficient sponsor dollars.
“I’ve driven for him (Mac Steele) one time before two years ago,” John said.
“It was at Showtime, it was the vintage car, but we put a wing on it and we finished third.
The target of his challenge, John Inman, has never responded publicly in kind.
His first race with the team was on September 22, 2017.
Florida racing will always be something special for him, as he got his first sprint car feature win here on February 20, 2014, in a Thursday preliminary race during the East Bay 360 Winternationals. “This is my third time,” Parker said, as he had raced at Bubba Raceway Park during Speedweeks in 20, as well as this year.
“It’s a 50/50 shot right now,” he said of his chance of making that happen. By the end of March, we hope to have something put together.
If we don’t by the end of March, then we’ll probably just make plans for another year.” And that rivalry, the one with Troy De Caire, that got a start with Troy’s challenge directed at John, and only John – what about that?I was trying to work out an engine for the race but Mac Steele has stepped up and I’ll be driving the No.