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Chase Herholdt

Name: Chase Herholdt

Date of Birth:7 July 1999

Nationality:South Africa

Hometown: Cape Town

Twitch: chaseherhldt29

Facebook: Chase Herholdt Racing

Instagram: chase.c29

Occupation: NDT RACING assistant mechanic

Other Sports: Main circuit racing GTI challenge, off road racing, Dirt Oval & Tar/Asphalt Oval racing (classes raced- mini,1660,2.0,hotrods,AMS V8,Sprintcars,heavymetals)

Other Hobbies: RC car racing, offroad endurance racing.

Personal hero: Niki Lauda

Favorite F1 Team: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Favorite Race Car: Midget Sprintcar, latemodels

Favorite Tracks (Your Top 3): Chilli Bowl,Long beach,Kyalami

Wheel/Rig: 1x LG ultra wide screen, i5-4570 CPU, 12gb ram, Graphics- AMD Radeon R9 200. Wheel Logitech G29 with custom built frame. Would love a direct drive wheel.

Favorite Quote: From Success, you learn absolutely nothing. From failure and setbacks conclusions can be drawn. that goes for your private life as well as your career. – Niki Lauda

Favorite City: Texas

Sim Racing career until now? It all started on Xbox racing project cars & as most of my friends were on PC side, I tried project cars PC & found I enjoyed the competitiveness on PC. I then moved to Assetto Corsa and thoroughly enjoyed the modding features that it gave me to race various tracks and cars with fellow competitors globally. I joined iRacing in April 2019 as I found it took online gaming to the next Competitive level. I am super competitive with Motorsports and iRacing offered the level of seriousness that I wanted.

What is your career target in Sim Racing? Being used to being at the top of my race in Motorsport, I can see myself getting the top split of iRacing, which is a long journey to get there. If I am not working or working on my race car, then i am turning laps on my sim.

What do you expect from the team? I like the fact that we get to interact with different drivers from around the world. We can share our strong points and weak points as a team as well as support each other as a team, when learning from our mistakes.

What can you bring to the team? There are so many people that would love to race in Motorsport, but due to costs this is an unattainable dream. However, I believe that this dream is still possible through iRacing, and in actual fact offers more than what actual racing does in some instances. You meet people from all over the world, racing many different tracks, learn race car setup – all in the comfort of your own home and at an absolute fraction of the costs.

Suggestions for the team? I have been following Sim Race 247 and see that there is no drivers that are racing in the dirt oval track series. i think it would be cool to introduce some of they guys to that side of racing.

Real Life Motorsport Experience? I come from a motorsport family. I started racing oval track racing aged 6 and now after many successful years in Oval Track racing with various championships I’ve won titles in South Africa and offroad racing. Now owning my own race car, I am grateful to be living my dream.

Real Life & Sim Racing Achievements: Started racing oval track (mini class) age 6, winning 3 x club championships & travelled throughout SA to numerous oval track events to race against the best of the best .

Youngest dirt oval track racing driver in MSA history –  Raced in various oval track classes till age 12, including Mini’s, hotrods, 1660, 2.1’s & Super Midgets. I have been awarded & received the Sportsman’s of the year award & best prepared car numerous times.

At age 12, I joined Cape Hell Drivers Midgets class, racing the late Chris Bosson midget & was the youngest driver to have participated in the Midget sprint class. At age 13, left oval track racing due to school commitments and Off Road Dirt bike commitments:-> in the 2017 I raced in the WCOC racing season, and I represented Droomers Yamaha, finishing 5th overall in the 200cc Senior Regional Class & winning the senior Sportsmanship Award. Age 17 I was offered the ride in the SKF Racing Lexus V8 – (MSA License no 5633) 2017 – 2018 Season, I finished 2nd overall in Bredasdorp V8 Lexus Club Championship & was awarded best prepared car of the season 2017-2018 I joined Cape Hell Drivers V8 class SKF Lexus V8 Oval Track Sponsorship, allowed me to travel to numerous tracks such at Tygerberg Raceway, Bredasdorp Raceway, Oudshoorn, Port Elizabeth and Kimberley. I was also given the honour to be the nominated as the Hot Laps driver for the annual Race Against Cancer race held annually at Bredasdorp. Also given the opportunity to go up against the great Jason Webb Drift car driver in a point to point drag raceand being sponsored a Bentley and a Porsche Cayenne to compete with 2017 and 2018 I won the ZA3 Womza AMS V8’s Title at PE Oval track, being the youngest V8 driver in the Championship.

iRacing Goals: My goal is to be a top split driver and be a role model to up and coming fellows drivers

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