DALLAS, Texas – AIM Vasser Sullivan announced Thursday that Parker Chase will join the team for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-season competing in the GT Daytona class.
“AIM Vasser Sullivan is pleased to announce that Parker (Chase) will be driving the full 2020 GTD season,” said AIM Vasser Sullivan co-owner Jimmy Vasser. “Parker is a young, up and coming driver, who showed good speed when he ran for us at the Petit Le Mans and in tests before and after that race. We look forward to helping him develop his career.”
AIM Vasser Sullivan will campaign two identically prepared Lexus RC F GT3s during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona season.
Chase will join Jack Hawksworth behind the wheel of the No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3. In 2019, the team’s first season, the No. 14 AVS Lexus competed in all 11 races during in the IMSA GT Daytona class season placing second in the inaugural IMSA GT Daytona Sprint Cup Team Manufacturer Championship and sixth in the overall championship on the strength of two wins (Mid-Ohio and Detroit), five top-five showings and eight top-10 finishes.
Chase, 18, a native of New Braunfels, Texas, began racing in Karts at the age of 10 winning multiple championships, is the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Rookie of the Year and the 2018 World Challenge SprintX Pro/AM Champion.
“I’m honored and excited to be joining AIM Vasser Sullivan for the 2020 IMSA GTD season,” said Chase. I want to thank Sulli (James Sullivan), Jimmy (Vasser) and Andrew (Bordin) for this opportunity. The team had a lot of success in their first year in IMSA racing the Lexus RC F GT3, and I’m looking forward to helping them continue and improve on that success.”