MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Chad Bryant Racing has added New Braunfels, Texas, native Parker Chase to its driver development lineup.
Chase, 19, will compete in select late model stock car races for the remainder of the season, with the plan to eventually progress into the ARCA Menards Series.
Last weekend Chase made his oval debut in two late model stock car 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. He was scheduled to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona division this year before parting ways with AIM Vasser Sullivan in late June.
“Parker has a lot of potential, he showed that quickly this past weekend at Hickory,” said team owner Chad 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.”