Some of the Pirelli World Challenge’s star drivers on the track aren’t old enough to drive on the street.
When Nate Stacy won his first GTS race at Sonoma Raceway in his Roush Performance Road Racing Ford Boss 302 with Parker Chase in the Performance Motorsports Ginetta second, it marked perhaps the youngest top two in World Challenge history. Stacy is 16, just old enough to get a license to drive on the street. Chase is 15, so he can’t even drive home from the track. There are others – 15-year-old Henry Morse races in Touring Car B and won two races this season; even in GT there are several drivers who can’t spray champagne yet, such as 18-year-old Austin Cindric.
The GTS win at Sonoma wasn’t Stacy’s first World Challenge win, either – he won in TCB at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park two years ago at 14. And further proving that these young drivers aren’t just getting lucky once in a while, Stacy had eight podium finishes, divided equally between second and third, and ended up second in the GTS points. Chase was fourth in the points and named Rookie of the Year in the GTS class.
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