Tyler Gonzalez and Tyler Maxson are prepared to take on Circuit of The Americas (COTA) this coming weekend. While Gonzalez will battle in the Toyota GR Cup North America program and enters the event as the point leader, Maxson will join Gonzalez in the Pirelli GT4 America effort behind the wheel of a Toyota Supra. The 3.427-mile, 20-turn circuit is located in the Lone Star State, just outside of Austin, Texas, and is one of North America’s premier facilities.
Since the last event at NOLA Motorsports Park where Tyler Maxson and Tyler Gonzalez paired up in the #74 Toyota Supra GT4, Tyler Maxson competed in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Getting some extra time behind the wheel, Maxson and his co-pilot Bryan Ortiz earned a fifth-place finish.
“We are looking forward to getting back on track,” expressed Maxson. “I like the long, fast, and flowing layouts so this suits my driving style. We have consistently raised the bar, and I am confident that a win is on the horizon.”
“I’m looking forward to being back on track again,” added Gonzalez. “We had an eventful weekend at NOLA and have taken everything we learned and will put that to good use this weekend. Additionally, I will be competing in the GR Cup program, so additional track time for me may benefit the entire program.”
While the two Tylers will compete in the Toyota GT4 machine, Gonzalez will also see action in the Toyota GR Cup North America where he remains unbeaten. Earning the pole position and two race wins at Sonoma Raceway more than a month ago, Gonzalez will look to keep his streak intact in Texas.
Going into COTA the mindset of Maxson and Gonzalez is clear, take what we know and what we learned to chase the top step of the podium. Seeing success right ahead of them at the last race but just missing out on that top step has ignited the fire for COTA.
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’. For more information on Tyler Gonzalez, please search for him via his social media pages at ‘Tyler Gonzalez Racing’.
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