It’s time for Tyler Maxson to finish off his 2023 season of racing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge during the IMSA championship finale at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The Fox Factory 120 will be held on Friday, October 13, during the Motul Petit Le Mans weekend, where Maxson and his co-driver, Bryan Ortiz, and Van Der Steur Racing have one more opportunity to climb to the podium’s top step.
“I am ready to close out this season strong,” explains Maxson. “A huge thank you goes to the Van Der Steur Racing team and everyone who has worked to make this season strong! Another huge thank you goes to Bryan as we continue to fight. He has been an incredible teammate throughout the season!”
Pairing up once again with Bryan Ortiz to end off the season in the #91 Van Der Steur Racing Hyundai Elantra N TCR, Maxson and Ortiz aim to continue to fight in the final battle of the season and look to close the year strong.
Located in Braselton, Georgia, Road Atlanta rose to fame for hosting Petit Le Mans, a ten-hour, 1,000-mile IMSA race. The 2.54-mile, 12-turn track will be hosting the finale for multiple IMSA series over the span of the week, including the Michelin Pilot Challenge. This finale does not follow the standard Friday to Sunday schedule as events kick off on Wednesday, where crowds can gather for four days of on-track action. The Fox Factory 120 is the main show on Friday, where both Maxson and Ortiz will take on the TCR class.
Coming into the weekend and sitting fifth in the championship point battle in the TCR class, Maxson’s goal is simple for the season’s final race.
“We want to win, but if we can’t, we want to be on the podium,” adds Maxson.
Road Atlanta Schedule:
Wednesday, October 11
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM // Practice One
Thursday, October 12
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM // Practice Two
Friday, October 13
8:30 AM to 9:05 AM // Qualifying
12:25 PM to 2:25 PM // Fox Factory 120
For more information on Tyler Maxson or to follow the event weekend, be sure to tune into the Tyler Maxson Racing social media pages by searching ‘Tyler Maxson Racing’.
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