BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fifteen-year-old Parker Chase posted the fastest time in Friday’s first GTS practice session at Barber Motorsports Park, at the Grand Prix of Birmingham presented by Porsche, part of the 7th annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
The 30-minute session was held under overcast 75 degree weather. Chase, driving the No. 19 Ginetta GT4 posted a 1:31.621 ahead of Lawson Aschenbach, in the No. 10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro Z28 who posted a 1:31.833. Scott Heckert, driving the No. 54 SIN Cars/Racers Edge Motorsports SIN R1 GT4 posted the third fastest time with a 1:32.092.
Jade Buford and Harry Gottsacker rounded out the top 5: Buford driving the No. 45 SIN Cars SIN R1 GT4 posted a 1:32.523, while Gottsacker, piloting the No. 29 Performance Motorsports Group Ginetta GT4 posted a 1:32.873.
An additional note on Chase — Ginetta announced earlier this week that they signed the young rising sports car racer as a full factory driver for the brand.
GTS drivers next take to the track for practice number 2 of the day at 3 pm Central in preparation for the Round 5 qualifying later today at 5:15 pm Central. Follow live timing and scoring at world-challenge.com.