New Braunfels, TX – Performance Motorsports Group drivers Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker resume Pirelli World Challenge GTS class racing this weekend among the mountains at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah.
Chase currently sits in third position in the GTS Driver Championship. Earlier this week Chase was given the opportunity to test the Ginetta G57 prototype at Utah Motorsports Campus, allowing him to learn the course ahead of time. The young Ginetta Factory Recognized Driver enjoys the 24-turn, 4.5 mile circuit and feels his nimble No. 19 Alta Towers/Enertech Resources Ginetta G55 GT4 will be a podium contender.
“We’re hungry for a podium finish,” said Chase. “The Ginetta G55 should be very strong here in Utah because of the weaving nature of the track so I want to charge hard and get back up on the podium. As a new driver I often drive tracks that are foreign to me so being able to come out here and test the Ginetta G57 was such a beneficial experience for myself and the team because I already have an idea of what we will need to make the car perfect. Thanks to Performance Motorsports Group, Alta Towers, Enertech Resources and Ginetta for the opportunity to drive.”
On the heels of a strong sixth place performance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course two weeks ago, Gottsacker feels strongly that he can make a run for the podium this weekend in the No. 29 Performance Motorsports Group Ginetta G55 GT4.
“Coming off of a great weekend makes me very optimistic about our chances here in Utah,” said Gottsacker. “My Ginetta is running strong and I am comfortable behind the wheel so it should be a good one and I hope to be making a run for the front of the pack.”
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About Parker Chase
Parker Chase’s career began in 2010 racing karts where he earned several championships in multiple Rotax categories. In 2015, the young Texan made the transition to racecars, competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship series with considerable success. Moving up the racing ladder, Chase made the transition to sportscars. In early 2016, Chase signed on with Performance Motorsports Group to race a Ginetta G55 GT4 in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship as a Ginetta Factory Recognized Driver. Chase has earned multiple podium finishes at just fifteen years old, making him the youngest podium finisher in the history of the GTS Class. In addition to his Pirelli World Challenge efforts, Chase also competes in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites series with Chase Rallysport where he has also finished on the podium.
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.