Austin, TX (September 15, 2020) – With nine straight wins to start the season, Tyler Maxson’s win streak was halted in round ten at Road America but the Copeland Motorsports driver is determined to restart his winning ways. Taking an eighty-seven-point lead into rounds twelve through fourteen this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, Maxson is will be aiming for the top step of the podium all while trying to secure the 2020 TC America TCR Drivers Championship.
“We will always race to win but we also have to look at the big picture,” expressed Maxson. “The goal is to win the Drivers’ Championship for myself as well as the Team Championship for Copeland Motorsports. We also want to ensure that the Hyundai brand is on top in the Manufacturers points chase so there is a lot on the line with five races remaining.”
Heading to the Circuit of the Americas this weekend, Maxson and Copeland will return to the site of their first two wins of 2020. While a lot has happened between then and now, a good setup off the trailer will be key to trying to stay out front with the target placed firmly on the #74 Hyundai Veloster N TCR.
“As a team, we will continue to push to the maximum and provide the best equipment possible to close each race event on top,” added Copeland Motorsports’ Dean Copeland. “Tyler has performed nearly flawlessly and that transitions well to a strong championship run. He has a bright future in motorsports.”
With on track action commencing with practice on Thursday, qualifying and three wheel-to-wheel races will take place Friday through Sunday. With a maximum of seventy-five championship points on the line, Maxson could leave Austin, Texas with his second championship in as many seasons.
Maxson added “Thank you to all of my family, friends and partners for the support throughout the season. The goal from before the first green flag was the series championship, and we are in a good position for that. Hopefully we can close that out this weekend and begin to make our plans for 2021 and beyond.”
Tyler Maxson would like to thank Copeland Motorsports, Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, HRX USA and Four Seasons Auto Wash for all of their help, support and hard work throughout the 2020 season.
For more information on Tyler Maxson, please contact RTD Media and Management at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or visit him online at www.TylerMaxsonRacing.com.Championships on the Line for Copeland Motorsports with Five Races Remaining
Austin, TX (September 15, 2020) – What seemed like forever to get started and is nearly complete, the 2020 TC America season is approaching the second last event this coming weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. While Copeland Motorsports Hyundai drivers have garnered twelve wins between two drivers across two classes, the Maryland based team now sets their sites on the championship.
“We always start each new season thinking race wins and podiums as the primary goals with the championship secondary,” expressed Dean Copeland. “We are now at the point of the season when both become primary focus for our drivers, but also as a team to show that we are one of the premier programs.”
With nine wins to his credit, Copeland Motorsports TCR competitor Tyler Maxson leads the overall series championship by a healthy margin. With an eighty-seven-point gap to his closest rival and a maximum of seventy-five points on the line, Maxson’s magic number this weekend is thirty-nine.
“Tyler needs only thirty-nine markers across all three races this weekend to secure the title,” added Copeland. “If we can keep the car safe and do our job, Tyler could leave Texas as a back-to-back champion.”
In the TCA class, Tyler Gonzalez has been a consistent front runner but a non-points scoring three races at Road America have put him behind in the chase for the title. With three wins and seven podiums in 2020, Tyler sits forty-seven points out of the lead with a maximum of 125 points available in the remaining five races.
“It hasn’t been easy and won’t be easy but if anyone can do it, it’s Tyler and Copeland Motorsports,” continued Dean Copeland. “Road America was a terrible weekend for us in the championship but that could happen to anyone. We will keep our head down, work hard and aim to win out the season and leave the chips to fall where they may.”
With practice getting underway on Thursday, qualifying and wheel-to-wheel racing will begin on Friday and run through the weekend. Stay tuned to the Copeland Motorsports social media pages for news, photos, results and live timing and stream information from the event weekend.
For more information on Copeland Motorsports, please contact Dean Copeland at CopelandMotorsports@yahoo.com or by phone at 301.335.7613. Copeland Motorsports can also be found online at www.copelandmotorsports.com and through their social media programs on both Facebook and Instagram via Copeland Motorsports.
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