Pole Position for Maxson, Wickens Becomes a Father

Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (July 1, 2022) – Tyler Maxson made an impressive debut today at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with his pole winning lap of 1:24.318 seconds. The lap was the eighth quickest overall, and faster than 11 GS qualifiers. It was Maxson’s second pole of the season and fourth this year for the #77 Elantra N TCR. Maxson’s co-driver Mason Filippi scored the pole at Sebring and Watkins Glen.
On the subject of impressive debuts, Canadians Robert and Karli Wickens welcomed their first child, Wesley Joseph Wickens on this Canada Day!
Robert announced the news this afternoon on his social media accounts (see below). Wickens will travel back to Canada tomorrow, to race alongside his fellow-Canadian co-driver Mark Wilkins in front of their enthusiastic home crowd in the #33 Elantra N TCR.
It has been quite a week for Robert Wickens, he and teammate Wilkins scored their first victory of the season last weekend at Watkins Glen International. The win was Wickens’ first victory racing with hand controls, a discipline that took just five races for Wickens to conquer.
The green flag falls for the 2-hour Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 at 4:10pm ET and will be televised live on NBC’s Peacock TV. Live radio coverage in addition to live timing and scoring will be available at IMSA.com.
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120
Bryan Herta Autosport Starting Line-Up
P.1   Tyler Maxson and Mason Filippi #77 Elantra N TCR
P.3   Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker #98 Elantra N TCR
P.5 AJ Muss and Ryan Norman #2 Elantra N TCR
P.6 Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis #1 Elantra N TCR
P.7 Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson #54 Universal Coating Elantra N TCR
P.13 Robert Wickens and Mark Wilkins #33 Elantra N TCR
Wesley Joseph Wickens
Born July 1, 2022
Child of Karli and Robert Wickens
Tyler Maxson #77 Elantra N TCR
Pole Winner – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

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