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Maxson Completes Performance Tech Lineup for Petit Le Mans

17-year-old set for second LMP3 start of season, first with Florida-based team…

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Performance Tech Motorsports has added Tyler Maxson to its lineup for next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans, with the 17-year-old rising star joining team veterans Dan Goldburg and Cameron Shields in the No. 38 Ligier JS P320 Nissan in the LMP3 class.

Maxson, who competes full-time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with Bryan Herta Autosport, will be making his second LMP3 start after joining MLT Motorsports for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

As a result, the Silver-rated driver is set for his second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship start.

“I’m happy to welcome Tyler to the team for this event,” said team principal Brent O’Neill.

“One glance at his CV shows how quick he is in a touring car, so I’m excited to see what he can do once we introduce him to our Ligier JS P320 platform, we’ve really dialed it in this year.

“Cameron and Dan have meshed well together all season, finishing on the podium in both of their outings, and Tyler definitely will complement the existing chemistry.”

Maxson has been working his way up the racing ladder for the past four years, winning the 2019 TC America TCA championship and the 2020 TC America TCR championship before joining Pilot Challenge last year.

“We have worked long and hard to put a deal together,” said Maxson. “It may be a precursor to some additional racing in 2023.

“I have tested the LMP3 car in the past and really enjoy the speed and downforce that it provides.

“While the driving style is a little different than my TC car, it’s a jump I have made in the past and it’s a jump I feel confident I’m ready to do again at my home track, Road Atlanta.

“Being a home race for me I would love nothing more than to stand atop the podium at the end of the ten hours.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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