Following the completion of the first two endurance races of the season, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins its string of sprint races next week with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. Parker Chase, previously confirmed for the 2019 IMSA endurance races with Starworks Motorsports in the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS, is now locked in for the remainder of the season, pending sponsor commitments.
Chase’s primary sponsor, Vertical Bridge, has committed to the upcoming rounds at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Detroit, Watkins Glen International, and Road America, with hopes to fill out the remainder of the races.
“I’m very excited to be racing in the sprint races as well as the four endurance races,” said Chase. “I can’t thank Vertical Bridge Enough for their continued support this year, and I’m ready to get on track at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next week.”
Chase will race alongside sports car racing veteran Ryan Dalziel, who is also committed for the remainder of the season.
“We’re excited to officially have Parker secured as Ryan Dalziel’s co-driver,” said team owner Peter Baron. “He’s a great young talent and shows strong speed everywhere we go. He and Ryan have proven to be a great combination, and hopefully our luck turns as we begin the next segment of races so we can fight for some valuable points. We’re looking forward to fighting at tracks where our Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO will be competitive.”
The Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will take place May 3-5 in Lexington, Ohio. The two hour, forty minute race will be the first sprint race of the season, where only two drivers will share the driving duties per car.
Source. KBru Communications