New Braunfels, TX – After a month-long break from Pirelli World Challenge competition, Parker Chase and Performance Motorsports Group are set to put the pedal down at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI for GTS Rounds 11 and 12 this weekend, June 23-26.
Although it has been a month since Chase has been behind the wheel of his No. 19 Enertech Resources / Alta Towers Ginetta G55 GT4, he and the PMG team have been incredibly busy with their Red Bull Global Rallycross effort. In fact, this weekend marks the second of three race weekends in a row for Chase and PMG.
“Pirelli World Challenge and Red Bull Global Rallycross have a lot more in common than meets the eye,” said Chase. “From a driver standpoint, both series require me to maintain incredible amounts of focus, but series levels of competition are very high and both series have me racing at places I have never been before each weekend. My desire to win in both series is, of course, very strong.”
With nine races completed and nine races remaining, the battle for the title of GTS Champion remains incredibly close. Chase has shown remarkable consistency and speed thus far and currently sits in third place in the point standings. The 14-turn, 4.048 mile road course at Road America should allow the nimble Ginetta G55 GT4 to shine.
“I am really looking forward to racing at Road America,” said Chase. “The greatest asset to the Ginetta G55 GT4 is its consistency and handling, two very important assets to tackling a track as long as Road America. Thanks to my sponsors Enertech Resources and Alta Towers, my team Performance Motorsports Group and Ginetta for all of their support. I hope to deliver strong results this weekend.”
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, June 23
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Practice
Friday, June 24
5:15 PM – 5:40 PM | Qualifying
Saturday, June 25
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Race 1
Sunday, June 26
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Race 2
About Parker Chase
At fifteen years old Parker Chase is the youngest podium finisher in the history of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class. The young Texan’s career began with karting in 2010 where he raced to become the Texas Prokart Challenge Champion in the Rotax Mini-Max category. In 2015 Chase made the transition to race cars, competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series with considerable success. In 2016 Chase was signed with Performance Motorsports Group and Ginetta Cars to race a Ginetta G55 GT4 in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship as a Ginetta Factory Recognized Driver. In addition to his full season Pirelli World Challenge drive, Chase will compete in Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites with Performance Rallysport and select races in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Series.
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