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Maddie Aust joins BSI Racing for Toyota GR Cup North America season

TC America race winner Maddie Aust will join BSI Racing for her rookie season in the Toyota GR Cup North America championship.

Maddie Aust
Photo credits:Frederick Hardy II / SRO

Maddie Aust is set to join BSI Racing for the upcoming Toyota GR Cup North America season, making her debut in the one make series on the SRO Motorsport America's package.

"I am thrilled to be running the GR86 Cup with BSI Racing this year", said Aust, who made a switch from single seaters to touring cars last year.

"With this incredible team, I know I will have the support necessary to succeed on track and enhance my skills as a driver. I can't wait for the season to begin!"

The young Texan racer, in fact, transitioned from competitive cheerleading to motorsport and contested her first season in race cars in 2022, competing in the F4 US Championship and a part time campaign in USF Juniors. Aust scored points with a highly positive ninth place at New Jersey Motorsports Park - and returned to F4 US for the 2023 season opener at NOLA, finishing just outside the top-10 before she made a full time move to touring cars.

Once at the wheel of the BMW M2 CS in TC America, Aust was immediately at ease and by her second weekend she was already on the podium - with two top-3 finishes in the TCX class, a fastest lap and a pole position at Circuit of the Americas. One round later, she added an outstanding double-victory in a dominant weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. She would then recover from a big accident at Elkhart Lake to score another podium at Sebring.

The 19 year old talent will now team up with BSI Racing - owned by American racer Shea Holbrook and a powerhouse in Mazda MX-5 Cup - for her rookie campaign in the highly competitive Toyota GR Cup North America.

"We've added another driver with a lot of promise," said Team Owner Shea Holbrook.

"Maddie is a competitor through and through. She's gotten a lot of seat time since she moved to racing, and it shows. This is a highly competitive series, and I'm really excited to see what she does. I think she'll fit right in."

Aust experience also includes stints in endurance racing with appearances in World Racing League, and has recently tested a LMP3 Duqueine prototype at Circuit Paul Ricard, France.

In the Toyota one-make series, Maddie will drive the #09 car, Endava - a technology and consultation company - as primary sponsor.

The second ever season of the Toyota GR Cup North America championship will get underway at Sonoma Raceway on 5-7 April.



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