HOMETOWN: New Braunfels, TX
Twitter: @ pchaseracing
SERIES:IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship
CAR:#991 Porsche 911 GT3R
SPONSORS:Enertech Resources, Alta Towers, Javelina Harley, PMG
BIO:At 16 years old, most drivers are starting their progression from Karting to cars and trying to understand the best route for the future. However, in the case of Parker Chase, things are quite different.
In 2011, a then 10 year old Parker persuaded his father to allow him begin racing in Karts, taking in an event at their local Hill Country Kart Club in New Braunfels, Texas. Showing an instant natural ability behind the wheel while still being a rookie in the cadet class, Chase’s racing career was starting to unfold.
From there, Parker under the family team banner of Chase Racing participated on a regional and then national level from 2012 onwards. Many race wins and championship titles would follow, and despite a major off in the middle of 2013 that necessitated a brief spell on the side-lines to recover from his injuries, Parker was still crowned Champion in the Texas Prokart Challenge for that year.
Reclaiming the title again in 2014 and having defied the odds beyond his years, Chase wanted to continue the trend and was eyeing up a move to cars. In 2015, that ambition would become a reality, as he started out in the F1600 championship. However Parkers time in the series would be short, as he quickly realised that professional racing was rapidly moving in the direction of sportscars. One of the youngest drivers to ever be granted a National AutoSport Association Pro Licence, in June of 2015 Parker entered his first tin-top race amongst a field of 25 experienced drivers. Finishing second with the second fastest lap of the race, this new chapter was rapidly starting to unfold.
Like his Karting career, further success would follow as he built his experience. In 2016, Chase competed in three different series including the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Series and the GTS Class of the Pirelli World Challenge as a factory Ginetta Driver. Results of note included Rookie of the Year in the Pirelli World Challenge compliments of his ten finishes inside the top five, eight of these on the podium and finishing first in class and second overall at the wheel of a Ginetta G57 Prototype during a one-off outing in Thunderhill.
For 2017, Parker is set to take on his biggest challenge to date. As part of his Ginetta Factory Support deal, his career will take on an international dimension as he enters the ultra-competitive British GT Championship. Widely regarded as one of the hardest GT series in Europe, Parker will team-up with former European Le Mans Series LMP3 champion and fellow Ginetta factory driver Charlie Robertson at the wheel of a Ginetta G55 GT3, taking on circuits such as Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps against some fierce competition.
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Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill country lies beautiful New Braunfels. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is overflowing with old world heritage and small town charm. Come visit our city with a Walking Tour, take in our great New Braunfels Museums, Historic Districts in New Braunfels, and Performing Arts in New Braunfels.
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