Fresh off of his 2019 TC America TCA Rookie of the Year and overall Series Championship honors, Tyler Maxson is set to level up again in 2020. Committing to the multi-championship winning Copeland Motorsports program, the Georgia resident is set to contest a full season in the TCR ranks behind the wheel of the potent Hyundai Veloster N. With the Hyundai brand showing great success in 2019, Maxson hopes to retain the top step of the podium TC America competition.
"I am really excited to get behind the wheel of the Hyundai Veloster N TCR and show what I can do," expressed Maxson. "I competed in TCA last year, ran alongside the Veloster N out of the Copeland Motorsports tent and was surprised on just how fast the car is. The team did a great job putting Mason Filippi on the top step of the podium several times, and I hope to be able to follow in his footsteps."
"We welcome Tyler back to our team as he will be a threat for podiums and race wins again in 2020," added Copeland Motorsport's Dean Copeland. "Tyler is fast, smart, calculated and knows when to be aggressive and when to relax on track. Having already been behind the wheel of the Veloster N at a recent test and showing extraordinary pace, I am expecting even bigger things out of him next season."
Scoring points in thirteen of fourteen TCA races including two wins and 11 podiums in 2019, Maxson went on to claim the series championship by four markers. Along with the title, Maxson was also awarded the Rookie of the Year honors as he became the youngest ever champion in series history.
Maxson continued, "Despite being a rookie in the TCR class, we have set our goals pretty high and will work hard to achieve them for myself, my team and the Hyundai brand. 2019 was great, but I would love to repeat or better those results in TCR in 2020."
Always looking to stay behind the wheel and gather as much seat time as possible, Tyler Maxson and Copeland Motorsports are considering options to add to his busy schedule. Looking at all series and the yearly calendar, the primary focus will be on TC America but off race weekends could be filled with other events.
Tyler Maxson would like to thank Copeland Motorsports, Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, and Four Seasons Auto Wash for all of their help, support and hard work throughout the 2019 season and onwards into 2020.