SEBRING, Fla., (March 13, 2019) -- Parker Chase will make his Twelve Hours of Sebring debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut this weekend at Sebring International Raceway. The second event of the 2019 season, the Twelve Hour is one of the most iconic and challenging events in series history, pushing endurance racing drivers and teams to the limit.
Situated on a former WWII B-17 training base, the 3.74-mile, 17-turn circuit is not only one of the oldest courses in North America, but one of the most unique, comprised of 2.89 miles of asphalt, and 0.85 miles of concrete. The mixed track surface contrasts greatly to the modern, fresh paved tracks the IMSA series races at throughout the course of the season. The bumpy surface and varying materials provide competitors with extra factors to consider in their race set up packages and performance on track.
Thirty-eight entries will compete across four classes, and Parker Chase will race with Starworks Motorsports in the GTD class. Over the course of the twelve hours, Chase will share the driving duties of the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO with Ezequiel Companc and sports car racing veteran Ryan Dalziel, who currently holds two overall podiums at the event.
“I’m super excited to get this weekend underway in Sebring,” said Chase. “It’s such an iconic event and track to race at. We’re very pleased with the consistency of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO, and we’ll do our best to place ourselves to be there to fight for the win at the end.”
Thursday, March 14
9:45AM – 10:45AM Practice #1
10:45AM – 11:00AM Practice #1 (Silver and Bronze rated drivers only)
2:40PM – 3:40PM Practice #2
7:45AM – 9:15PM Practice #3
Friday, March 15
8:00AM Practice #4
9:55AM – 10:10AM GTD Qualifying
12:30PM – 1:30PM Autograph Session outside transporter
Saturday, March 16
8:00AM – 8:20AM Warm Up
9:15AM – 10:10AM Open Grid Fan Walk
10:40AM – 10:40PM 67th Annual Twelve Hours of Sebring
Race Week Live Timing
Live timing will be provided online at livescoring.us and scoring.imsa.com
Starworks Motorsport will provide live coverage on the ground throughout the event on its various social media channels. For minute by minute updates of the race, follow the team on twitter at @Starworksmotor.
Race Week Radio Tune-In
IMSA Radio will offer live audio coverage of every session, starting with the opening practice on Thursday morning.
Fans can access the live stream via the IMSA Radio web player. The coverage will also be available on 730 AM and Sirius 216, XM 201, Sirius XM Web Channel 972 and locally on 99.1 FM, 730 AM and 1050 AM.
Race Day TV Broadcast – United States of America
Saturday, March 16
CNBC 10:30AM – 1:00PM EDT
NBC Sports App 1:00PM – 3:00PM EDT
NBCSN 3:00PM – 11:00PM EDT
Race Day TV Broadcast – International
Race fans outside of the U.S.A. can stream the race live on imsa.tv.