New Braunfels, TX – Six weeks since the previous round of racing the GTS season is set to return to action this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park Rounds 5 and 6. Chase Racing and Parker Chase seek to claim their first career podium at the picturesque road course in Birmingham, Alabama.
Driver of the No. 19 Ginetta G55 GT4 Parker Chase currently sits in third place in the GTS Driver Championship, only 52 points out of the lead. Chase has earned two podium finishes in four races this year but wants to advance his position on the podium to the top step.
Chase will be in a brand new Ginetta G55 GT4 that was prepared and tested by Texas-based Performance Motorsports Group.
“I am looking forward to getting back in my Ginetta this weekend,” said Chase. “I always want to win but with being my first weekend competing as a Ginetta Factory Driver I want to win that much more. The guys at Performance Motorsports Group have put in a lot of work since St. Pete prepping a brand new Ginetta G55 GT4 that I will be driving this weekend and for the remainder of the season. I am confident that they have prepared a car capable to win so that is what I am going to try to do.”
The race weekend will begin on Thursday, April 21 with testing, practice and qualifying. Races can be viewed live at www.world-challenge.com/streamvideo/ and will air on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 PM EST.
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Full Schedule / All Times Central
Thursday, April 21
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Testing
10:40 AM – 11:10 AM – Testing
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM – Practice
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Practice
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM – Qualifying
Friday, April 22
1:15 PM – 2:10 PM – Race 1
Saturday, April 23
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM – Race 2
About Parker Chase
At age 15, Parker Chase will be one of the youngest drivers to compete in Pirelli World Challenge, piloting the No. 19 Ginetta G55 in the GTS class in select races. The Texas native started his career in 2008 racing go karts, and was later named the Texas Prokart Challenge Champion in the highly competitive Rotax Mini-Max category. In 2015, Chase made the transition to race cars, competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series in 2015. That year, the young racer earned his SCCA and NASA licenses, fully prepared for the 2016 season. In addition to competing in select races of the Pirelli World Challenge, this year Chase will also compete in the Red Bull Global Rally Cross Series and a partial season of the highly competitive IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Series.
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