Parker Chase set for a busy double-duty weekend

Parker Chase set for a busy double-duty weekend

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: On the heels of his first career top-10 finish in the ARCA Menards Series last weekend at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course, Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) development driver Parker Chase will continue to enhance his learning curve with a busy doubleheader this weekend.

Chase, 19, will start the weekend with two back-to-back practice sessions in the IMSA Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix at the famed VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) on Friday and Saturday before making the trek to Hickory, N.C. where he’ll climb behind the wheel of a Chad Bryant Racing prepared-Late Model in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS).

Chase will drive the No. 77 Vertical Bridge car for a twin 40-lap event hoping to improve off his two prior starts at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway short track.

“It’s going to be a busy weekend, but I’m excited about it,” said. Chase. “I’m determined to be competitive in anything I drive. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series are on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to competition – but both offer the opportunity for me to race with the best and to become a better driver.

“I’m also thankful I’m with two really good teams like Bryan Herta Autosport and Chad Bryant Racing and look forward to capitalizing on the opportunity with strong efforts if not wins on Saturday and Sunday.”

Following the CT Dickinson Service Center-supported event Saturday night at Hickory, Chase will make the 153-mile trip east to Alton, Va. where he and teammate Spencer Brockman are looking to capitalize on their runner-up performance at Road America (Wisc.) at the beginning of the month with a victory aboard his No. 29 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N TCR in Sunday’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix.

While continuing an aggressive schedule in the IMSA-sanctioned Michelin Pilot Challenge Series, the New Braunfels, Tex. native is hopeful for another chance to return to the ARCA Menards Series in 2020 with Chad Bryant Racing.

“We were running in the top-five last week at the Daytona Road Course but had some bad luck near the end of the race with the transmission that hindered our performance,” explained Chase.

“Despite the misfortune, I had a lot of fun and the Chad Bryant Racing team gave me a good piece.”

“I’m hoping in addition to IMSA with Bryan Herta Autosport and the Late Model with CBR, there’s an opportunity to compete in a race or two in the ARCA Series later this year.”

Team owner and ARCA championship-winning crew chief Chad Bryant says he has seen tremendous growth in Chase over the past two and a half months and only sees his finesse behind the wheel of the race car to improve even more down the road.

“Parker is a very versatile driver,” Bryant said. “It’s not easy to compete on a very demanding road course like VIR and then come to Hickory and climb behind the wheel of these heavier Late Model where you have to get up on the wheel and drive.

“He never complains. He wants to win and wants to prove to everyone that he belongs here. He has made massive strides over the last couple of months and I believe his hard work will pay off with a win or two very soon.”

In addition to Vertical Bridge, Enertech Resources and NXTLVL Marine will serve as additional partners for Chase’s double duty endeavors at VIR and Hickory.

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Late race transmission woes hinder better finish for Parker Chase and Chad Bryant Racing at Daytona Road Course

Daytona International Speedway Road Course | General Tire 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 VerticalBridge | Enertech Resources Ford Fusion

Driver: Parker Chase

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Start: Eighth (Based on ARCA owner points)

Finish: 10th (28 | 28 laps completed)

Parker Chase Quote: “Our race didn’t go as we had hoped. I thought we were in a good position at the end of the first segment, but it turns out that that was the best part of our race.

“On the restart for the second segment, a couple of cars got together and I had to get into the grass to avoid them and lost a lot of time to the others ahead. Then, we were plagued by the transmission getting stuck in second gear which really spoiled our night.

“Still, I’m thankful for the opportunity of my ARCA Menards Series debut with Chad Bryant Racing and to represent VerticalBridge, Enertech Resources and all of our partners. I look forward to the next chance.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: ARCA Menards Series 150 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sat. Aug. 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (CT.) live on MAVTV.

Parker Chase set to make ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona Road Course

Parker Chase, No. 22 Vertical Bridge Ford Fusion Layout

Parker Chase set to make ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona Road Course

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that development driver Parker Chase will drive the team’s No. 22 Ford Fusion in his ARCA Menards Series debut in this Friday’s General Tire 100 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.

Chase, 19, will look to put on a show in his series debut as the New Braunfels, Tex. native is an experienced road course veteran and hopes to display his talent of turning lefts and rights in the 29-lap event.

Veteran crew chief Paul Andrews will oversee the effort for Chase’s ARCA debut.

“I’m really excited about my ARCA debut at the Daytona Road Couse this week,” said Chase. “When this race was added to the schedule, we knew we had to put the components in place to go out there and compete.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put the program together for this race and the relentless effort from the Chad Bryant Racing team should give us great direction in the series’ debut at the Daytona Road Course.”

Chase joined the Mooresville, N.C.-based Chad Bryant Racing team earlier this summer and has competed in select Late Model Stock races in the N.C.-region where he has impressed with speed and finishes inside the top-10.

With limited practice and no qualifying for the competitors, Chase may have a familiar advantage on his competition as the teenager ran in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the GTD Series.

He also participated in a Global Rallycross Lites event at Daytona in 2016.

While the ARCA 14-turn road course is slightly different from his experience in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chase still hopes his two years of experience in the coveted race will prove to be an advantage.

“It’s a very short race, so you don’t have a lot of time to make your moves,” added Chase. “You really have to be on your game from Lap 1 and even though we’ll be starting mid-pack, I think we can make some quick gains on the competition and put ourselves in a position to win the race.”

The Texan also rides the momentum of success in his first IMSA podium in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series at Road America (Wisc.)

VerticalBridge, Enertech Resources, NXTLVL Marine and Tige Boats will serve as the partners on Chase’s No. 22 Ford Fusion in the 12th race of the season.

Team owner Chad Bryant is upbeat about his rookie driver opportunity to earn the team their first ARCA win of the season on Friday afternoon.

“Parker is going to climb into the No. 22 VerticalBridge | Enertech Resources Ford Fusion and leave nothing on the table,” explained Bryant. “While he is still adjusting to these heavier cars, I think he can overcome the learning curve and carry our Chad Bryant Racing team to the front.

“We’re hungry to put ourselves in contention for a win and it would be awesome to be the inaugural winner of the ARCA Daytona Road Course race.”

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The General Tire 100 (29 laps | 103 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Fri. Aug. 14, 2020 with an hour group practice session from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

Parker Chase joins Chad Bryant Racing driver development program

Parker Chase joins Chad Bryant Racing driver development program

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that the organization has added New Braunfels, Tex. native Parker Chase to its driver development lineup effective immediately.

Chase, 19, will compete in select Late Model Stock races for the remainder of the 2020 season, with the plan to eventually progress into the ARCA Menards Series as well.

Last weekend Chase made his oval debut in two Late Model Stock races at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where he led laps and earned back-to-back top-10 finishes in the events.

To assist with his desire to expand his sports car racing based skillset, Chase will continue an aggressive testing and racing schedule with CBR this season.

“I’m excited to join Chad Bryant Racing as I make the next steps in my racing career,” said Chase. “The team has been excellent to work with and have been very supportive of me from a driver standpoint. I could see that from the first time in the shop to the track, CBR has the right pieces in place for success.”

“I think we accomplished our goals in the Late Model race at Hickory, but I’m eager to continue my learning curve and competing for top-fives and hopefully a win or two by the end of the season.”

The Texan has spent a majority of his racing career on road courses and currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series.

Already a champion in professional auto racing by age 17, Chase is quickly setting the tone as a driver to watch.

In 2018, just seven years after beginning his racing career at age 10, Chase clinched the Pirelli World Challenge GT SprintX ProAm Championship with co-driver Ryan Dalziel, piloting an Audi R8 GT3.

From there, he has continued a presence in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class including participating in the historic Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2019 and 2020.

Currently, he competes for Bryan Herta Autosport in a Hyundai Veloster N TCR.

Team owner Chad Bryant is no stranger to working with young prospects and has been instrumental in the success of several drivers who compete in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series today, including drivers Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe.

“Parker has a lot of potential, he showed that quickly this past weekend at Hickory,” said Bryant. “It’s going to be a learning curve as he adjusts to competing at different types of oval tracks – but his determination and eagerness to learn and perform reminds me of a number of drivers that I’ve worked with before that have gone on to have a successful career.

“I hope we can do big things with Parker and show the world his talent.”

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