TYLER MAXSON ADDS TWO MORE VICTORIES AND SECURES TC AMERICA TCR CHAMPIONSHIPSeptember 22, 2020
After claiming the TC America TCA Championship title last during the 2019 season and quickly making his mark with nine-straight wins at the start of the current season in TCR, Tyler Maxson has locked up his second consecutive championship this past weekend at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas courtesy of two more trips to the top step of the podium.
Heading to COTA with the chance to unofficially clinch the Championship title, Maxson did just that. With an eighty-seven-point lead and seventy-five points up for grabs over the course of the three races, Maxson needed to earn only thirty-seven points this past weekend to accomplish the feat.
After being fastest in practice two and qualifying, Maxson started race one on pole where he maintained his lead and claimed his tenth win of the season and unofficially claimed the TC America TCR Championship title – his second championship win becoming a back-to-back champion in TC America.
Looking to be a storybook weekend for the Copeland Motorsports driver, Maxson was slated to begin on pole for race two, however, drama ensued minutes before the green flag, and Maxson’s Hyundai Veloster N would not start. The Copeland Motorsports crew made quick work to fix a distribution switch and Maxson was able to get out on pre-grid, but ultimately had to start at the tail of the field. Determined to claim yet another win, he worked his way back into second within the first lap and reclaimed his lead on lap seven, where he then remained to earn his eleventh win in 2020 and again proved to be the driver of the series.
In race three, Maxson was positioned to start in fifth, and after working his way up to third early on, he ultimately finished the race where he had started in P5.
Maxson will now take on the final event weekend of the season in just two weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 1st - 3rd, for the final two rounds of 2020 where he will look to claim two more wins and celebrate becoming the 2020 TC America TCR Champion.
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