Fresh out of the third round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Tyler Maxson is hoping to switch up his luck at his next event this coming weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dubbed the Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, Maxson and his Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian teammate Mason Filippi will look to take their Veloster N TCR back to the front of the field.
“The last few races really haven’t gone our way,” explained Tyler Maxson. “With two pole positions we clearly have the speed and talent to win, and we are hoping Ohio is going to be good to us. Our goal is to end the weekend on the podium.”
After a pole position performance and then a tough finish in race one at the Daytona International Speedway, followed by a second pole position performance and an unfortunate crash at the Sebring International Raceway, Maxson and Filippi drove to an average seventh place result at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca after early race issues. Returning to the center part of the country, Maxson and Filippi are hoping his first appearance in the Midwest this season will bring better fortune.
Tyler Maxson, Mason Filippi and Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian will hit the track on Friday for a pair of practice sessions and qualifying. Saturday will feature a single race with the Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio going green at 4:05pm.
Aside from his Michelin Pilot Challenge efforts, Tyler Maxson will pull double-duty in Ohio as he will also see action in the Prototype Challenge class. After a successful test last week, Maxson will pilot the #54 MLT Motorsport entry.
Maxson added, “I have one P3 race under my belt to date and a couple of tests so when the opportunity came to join MLT, I jumped at it. It will be tough, but exciting to compete in two different divisions on the same weekend but I am up for the challenge and look forward to seeing if we can double up on the weekend hardware.”
Please find the complete schedule below.
Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
Friday, May 13
IMPC – Practice 1 – 9:15-10:15am
IMPC – Practice 2 – 12:45-1:45pm
IPC – Practice 1 – 2:05-2:50pm
Qualifying – 5:50-6:05pm
Saturday, May 14
IPC – Practice 2 – 11:05-11:50am
IPC – Qualifying – 2:40-2:55pm
Lexus Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – 4:05-6:05pm
Sunday, May 15
IPC – Race – 9:25-10:55am
**All times EDT
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