Fresh off his podium finish at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Tyler Gonzalez is headed to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to pull double duty this weekend. Competing in the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich for Copeland Motorsports and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Van Der Steur Racing, the Floridian is looking to double up on his results this weekend. Gonzalez, a front runner in the Mazda MX-5 Cup, is looking to add another win to his resume at the Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
“I’ve already raced here once this year in the World Racing League so I’m feeling confident going into the weekend,” explained Gonzalez. “Driving in both MX-5 Cup and IMSA is going to be challenging but I’m going to use the ample track time to my advantage as it should provide me a leg up on my competition.”
Only two weeks from his last IMSA race and podium result with Rory Van Der Steur and Van Der Steur Racing, Gonzalez is ready to carry his current momentum into all three wheel-to-wheel races this weekend at the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Gonzalez added, “I am confident that we can leave Mid-Ohio on Sunday with three podium results. That would definitely cap off a good weekend of racing, and I am sure that it would make both of my teams proud.”
Ready to hit the track on Friday, Gonzalez will participate in four practice sessions before qualifying for the Michelin Pilot Challenge. The morning of Saturday will host qualifying for the Mazda MX-5 Cup race followed by two races later on in the evening and ending with one race on Sunday. Follow along with Live Timing and Video by visiting IMSA.com and MX-5cup.com. Please see the complete race weekend schedule below.
Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Schedule
9:15-10:15am // Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice 1
11:50am-12:20pm // MX-5 Cup Practice 1
12:45-1:45pm // Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice 2
3:10-3:40pm // MX-5 Cup Practice 2
5:50-6:05pm // Michelin Pilot Challenge Qualifying
8:10-8:40am // MX-5 Cup Qualifying
12:10-12:55pm // MX-5 Cup Race 1
4:05-6:05pm // Michelin Pilot Challenge Race
11:15am-12:00pm // MX-5 Cup Race 2
For more information on Tyler Gonzalez, please search for him via his social media pages at ‘Tyler Gonzalez Racing’.
Photo Credit: IMSA