After a solid fourth-place result at Daytona in the opening round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge program back in January, Tyler Maxson has made the move to Van Der Steur Racing for the remainder of the 2023 season. Piloting a Hyundai Elantra N in the TCR ranks, Maxson will co-drive with Bryan Ortiz as the duo will look to fight for race wins and podiums starting next week at Sebring International Raceway.
“I am happy to have the rest of the season confirmed,” expressed Maxson. “After speaking with Van der Steur Racing, the choice was simple, and we are now set for the rest of 2023. I’m excited to be aligned with this team and look forward to working with them.”
“Van der Steur Racing is thrilled to have Tyler on board for the remainder of the season as we continue to grow our program,” explained Team Manager Chris Deely. “We know with Tyler and Bryan we will have a championship-contending lineup, and can’t wait to compete at Sebring in a week.”
Currently, fourth in the Michelin Pilot Challenge point standings, Maxson will not only race with a new team this weekend but also a new co-driver in Bryan Ortiz.
Maxson added, “I’m really looking forward to driving with Bryan. He’s a good friend, a heck of a driver and very accomplished in his own right. I think together we provide a powerful one-two punch that should be a threat for the title moving forward.”
Set to hit the track next week, Maxson and Ortiz will take on the Sebring International Raceway in round two of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The newest Van Der Steur Racing drivers will hit the track Wednesday for a pair of practice sessions and qualifying before running the Alan Jay Automotive 120 on Thursday.
Wednesday, March 15
9:40am – Practice
1:05pm – Practice
3:50pm – Qualifying
Friday, March 16
1:30pm – Alan Jay Automotive 120
Maxson continued, “I’m thankful for the continued support from Hyundai and looking forward to a fresh start with a new week of racing. It’s time to take home some hardware.”
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’.