New Braunfels, TX – Performance Motorsports Group teammates Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker will compete side-by-side once again this weekend at Lime Rock Park in the Pirelli World Challenge Memorial Day Grand Prix.
Parker Chase burst onto the Pirelli World Challenge scene with impressive performances in his No. 19 Enertech Resources / Alta Towers Ginetta G55 GT4, earning a podium finish at every race weekend. Chase enters the race weekend riding the forward momentum of a second-place finish at last weekend’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and is not shy about his desire to earn his first professional victory.
“Right now we have a great package that is capable of winning,” said Chase. “I am thrilled to come in second, but that is not what we are here for. I want to earn my first win and I want to earn Performance Motorsports Group’s first professional win very badly. The Performance Motorsports Group guys have given me a great car all year and I know I can trust my Ginetta to stay consistent in the race. It’s right at the tips of our fingers, now we just have to grab it.”
Harry Gottsacker made his Pirelli World Challenge debut at Barber Motorsports Park where he earned two top-ten finishes and the OPTIMA Batteries Hard Charger Award. Gottsacker is also competing in a full season of Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites and made his debut last weekend in Phoenix, AZ.
“I am really happy to be back in the Pirelli World Challenge paddock,” said Gottsacker. “I think I know the car better now and I will be able to really push it towards the front. It will be a bit of a change from the rally car I drove last weekend and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
The Lime Rock Park race weekend marks the second of three in a row for the Performance Motorsports Group teammates who will travel to Dallas, TX on June 4 for the second round of Red Bull Global Rallycross competition.
Watch Parker and Harry compete live at www.world-challenge.com/streamvideo/ or tape-delayed on CBS Sports Network Thursday, June 9 at 8pm ET.
Friday, May 27
10:50am – 11:30am | GTS Practice
1:00pm – 1:15pm | GTS Qualifying
2:45pm – 3:45pm | GTS Race 1
Saturday, May 28
12:00pm – 1:00pm | GTS Race 2
*All Times EST
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.
About Harry Gottsacker:
Sixteen-year-old Texan Harry Gottsacker began his career at the young age of 13 racing karts at a national level. Instantly successful, Harry gained interest from Intrepid North America and was recognized as a factory driver. Harry’s notable karting accomplishments include 2014 WKA Daytona Road Race Champion, 2015 Florida Winter Tour Podium Finish, 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge DD2 Champion. Harry will compete in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge racing a Ginetta G55 with Performance Motorsports Group. Harry will also compete in a full season of the exciting Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites series.
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