For Immediate Release
Indianapolis, June 25, 2020 – 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.
About Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian:
Founded in 2009, Bryan Herta Autosport has grown from a single car Indy-Lights team into a championship winning auto racing franchise. Led by IndyCar and Sports Car star Bryan Herta, Bryan Herta Autosport has won races in every discipline they have entered, including Indy Lights, Indy Car, Global Rally Cross, and championship titles in Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA. BHA rose to prominence after winning the 2011 Indianapolis 500 in what was the final race of the Centennial Era, a celebration of 100 years of racing at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with driver Dan Wheldon. Five years later, BHA partnered with Andretti Autosport, and defied the odds again, winning their second Indianapolis 500 with rookie driver Alexander Rossi. In 2018, BHA entered the Pirelli World Challenge in partnership with Hyundai and dominated the TCR class, winning seven races with drivers #98 Michael Lewis and #99 Mark Wilkins in the Hyundai i30N TCR, securing the team and manufacturers championships in the process. In 2019, BHA and Hyundai moved to the IMSA Michelin Sports Car Challenge, and the transition was flawless. BHA swept the series driver and team championships with driver Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis finishing first in the #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR and young guns Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi finishing second in the #21 Hyundai Veloster N TCR. For 2020, BHA continues its successful partnership with Andretti Autosport fielding the #98 U.S. Concrete Honda w/ Curb Agajanian in the IndyCar series for driver Marco Andretti and a four-car Hyundai Veloster N TCR campaign in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with Michael Lewis and Mason Fillipi (#98), Mark Wilkins and Harry Gottsacker (#21), Gabby Chaves and Ryan Norman (#33) and Parker Chase and Spencer Brockman (#29). Bryan Herta Autosport is the U.S. sales agent and parts support representative of Hyundai TCR race cars for customer teams. For more information, visit www.BryanHertaAutosport.com.
Hyundai Motor America
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About Vertical Bridge
Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC is the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure and locations in the United States. The Company owns, operates and master leases over 269,000 tower, rooftop, billboard, utility attachment and other site locations in support of wireless network deployments. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Vertical Bridge was founded in 2014 by key executives from Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC and former senior officers of Global Tower Partners. The senior management team at Vertical Bridge has over 200 years of collective experience in tower infrastructure and related sectors. For more information, please visit www.verticalbridge.com.