PARKER CHASE RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITION WITH GINETTA
Returning to North American competition, Texan Parker Chase will travel to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to do battle at the famed Road America. Competing in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) and behind the wheel of a Ginetta G55 GT4 machine, the 2016 PWC Rookie of the Year will look to get back to his winning ways over the June 22-25 weekend.
After claiming a podium result at the Streets of St. Petersburg, Chase and his Performance Motorsports Group team have their goals set high and will be gunning for the win around the 14 turn, 4.048 mile circuit.
“I am happy to be back in the Pirelli World Challenge program in my return to competition in the United States,” claimed Parker Chase. “It is my goal to run most of the remaining PWC events but currently we are entertaining several options for the rest of the 2017 season. My heart is definitely with the Ginetta family and PWC, and the competition in this program is second to none. We just need to see how the schedule works out.”
Chase will join Performance Motorsports Group teammate Harry Gottsacker as the Texas duo will once again be back together.
Chase added, “Harry is a great teammate and we really click together. Our car setups are similar and we are able to work with one another both on and off the track. To have him under the PMG banner and with the support of my partners Protein Water by ProBalance, City of New Braunfels and of course Ginetta, I am hoping we can take the top two podium positions.”
After a podium in round one, Parker Chase transitioned to Europe to compete in the British GT Championship behind the wheel of significantly modified 2017 Ginetta racecar in the highly competitive GT3 category. These efforts provided meaningful development testing for the significantly upgraded Ginetta G55 GT3 car. Suffering mechanical failures in opening rounds, a run for the championship became increasingly unlikely. Staying true to the Ginetta family and working hard to promote the brand, Chase decided to turn his attention back to North American competition and plan his attack on the field, beginning at Road America.
“The Ginetta is a beast of car and I know it has the speed to win at Road America. I believe in my talents and I trust the team immensely. I am looking forward to getting back on track.”
Parker Chase will hit the track at Road America on Thursday, June 22 for the Promoters Test Day before practice continues on Friday. Wheel-to-wheel competition in race one will commence Saturday afternoon after the morning’s qualifying session while race two will take place Sunday before the headline Verizon IndyCar Series race.
Parker Chase, Chase Racing and the Performance Motorsports Group would like to thank their supporters. A huge thank you to Ginetta Racecars for providing top notch equipment and also to the Pirelli World Challenge for providing a series to showcase the cars and drivers. Parker Chase would also like to thank Protein Water by ProBalance and the City of New Braunfels.