Defending IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR champions, Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian (BHA) today announced they will expand their Sports Car program, adding a fourth Hyundai Veloster N TCR entry in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC).
Starting with Round 2 of the 2020 IMPC at Sebring International Raceway on July 17th, American drivers Parker Chase and Spencer Brockman will drive the #29 Vertical Bridge Hyundai Veloster N TCR. Bryan Herta, president of Bryan Herta Autosport commented: “Parker and Spencer are going to be a great addition to the BHA squad. These guys are young, hungry, and experienced. In fact, at just 19, Parker will be one of the more experienced guys in the IMPC field. We’re thrilled to have another Veloster and a pair of drivers consistently capable of challenging for wins.”
At just 19 years old, Parker Chase is already a Sports Car champion. Entering his fourth year of racing at the professional level, the New Braunfels, Texas native has competed in the highest categories of American Sports Car racing. Parker joins BHA from the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship where he finished 9th in the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona racing the Lexus RC F GT3 in the GTD class.
“I am more than excited to be joining Bryan Herta Autosport in the Hyundai Veloster N TCR for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season,” said Chase. “Coming off great success the last two years, I am confident that we will have the car we need to bring home wins in the Vertical Bridge Hyundai Veloster N TCR. Spencer and I have been great friends for quite a few years now, so it is going to be a blast working with each other as teammates.”
Spencer Brockman, 20, of Westport, Connecticut will make his IMSA debut with BHA. Brockman makes the transition to Sports Cars from open wheel racing, where he scored 8 podiums and 2 wins enroute to his third-place finish in the 2019 Formula Atlantic Championship.
“I am beyond thrilled to begin working with the guys at Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai. This will be my first season competing in IMSA, and I would not want to be working in any other program,” said Brockman. “You can see how much effort Hyundai has been putting into their Veloster N TCR program over the last couple of seasons, and the results speak for themselves. I look forward to getting things started at Sebring in a few weeks.
The 2-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Sebring on July 17th kicks off the updated season schedule for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge championship, which can be found at www.bryanhertaautosport.com.