Austin, Texas – Parker Chase, in his Pirelli World Challenge debut weekend, was fastest in the second and final GTS practice at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas brought to you by VP Racing Fuels at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday.
Opening the session, Nate Stacy, driving the No. 14 Roush Performance Road Racing Ford Boss 302, went first on the time sheets with a lap of 2:19.559 over Martin Barkey in the No. 80 Mantella Autosport MBRP Sportlab Sawmill Creative KTM XBow GT4.
Minutes later, Parker Chase, driving the No. 19 Performance Motorsports Group Ginetta GT4, continued his pace from the morning session, setting a quick lap of 2:18.276, which would stand as the fastest lap of the afternoon practice. Chase would eventually improve further to 2:18.211. Then Lawson Aschenbach, in the No. 10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro, jumped to second with a lap of 2:18.298 ahead of Stacy, who had also lowered his time to 2:18.656.
At the halfway mark, it was still Chase and Aschenbach one-two, with Dore Chaponick Jr., in the No. 12 ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4, third quick on the time sheets ahead of Stacy in fourth.
Brett Sandberg, in the No. 13 ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4, was fifth fastest halfway through the second hour-long practice session for GTS on Friday at COTA.
Those results would remain until the end of the 60-minute session that ran without a stoppage.
GTS next takes to the track Saturday morning for Round 1 qualifying at 8 a.m. central time with live timing available on world-challenge.com.