Tyler McQuarrie

Tyler McQuarrie

Name: Tyler McQuarrie
Occupation: Race Car Driver / Driver Coach
Nationality: American
Born: Walnut Creek, CA
Twitter: @TylerMcQuarrie
Instagram: @TylerMcQuarrie


RACING CAREER AT A GLANCE:

Tyler McQuarrie grew up in Walnut Creek, CA and started racing karts when he was 14. He won the Formula Russell Championship and the Russell Triple crown in 1998. Tyler is only the 3rd American to win the World Scholarship in England and with that, Tyler spent 2 years racing formula Vauxhall in Europe. Tyler also spent time racing USF2000, American Le Mans, USAC Sprint cars, and NASCAR West Series. He has since become one of the top drift drivers and is also one of the best multipurpose drivers in the country. Whether it’s racing, drifting, or time attack, Tyler has the capability to win in either of the above categories. In 2007, Tyler set two track records in two different Hankook JIC cars. Tyler also finished 4th in two Formula Drift events in two different Hankook JIC cars and qualified first in the Hankook JIC Porsche’s second outing. In 2008 Tyler won the Redline Time Attack overall national Championship with 3 track records. He also competed in the 25 hours of Thunderhill with the MER Mazda Speed Team, where he captured the pole and finished first in class. Tyler joined Team Falken Tire for the 2009 Formula D Championship driving the Falken Tire Nissan 350z. Out of the six events that Tyler competed in, He made it to the final four four times and of those four, he got on the podium three times. Tyler finished the season 3rd in points and gave Falken Tire their best finish in the Teams history and all of this was done in his first year with the team and car. Tyler returned to the 25 hours of Thunderhill in 2009 to defend their title. They duplicated their result from the year before with a pole position and a class win after 25 hours of racing.Tyler has been an Instructor at the Jim Russell Racing School since 1997. He has instructed many drivers including Scott Speed, Bill Elliott, Scott Riggs, Regan Smith, Stanton Barrett, and Luis Diez to name a few. Tyler is also a lead instructor for the Audi Sportscar Experience. He also does precision / stunt driving for commercials and promotional video’s. Tyler has the ability to be a great spokesperson. In past seasons Tyler was featured in documentaries on Discovery Channel and MTV. Tyler has done multiple interviews on G4, ESPN2, Versus, Speed, and was featured on the HD show for Formula Drift. He was featured on Redline TV for Speed channel for drifting, time attack, and racing. In addition to the on camera interviews, Tyler has written articles on SpeedTV.com, Super Street Magazine, and Import Tuner. After getting the track record at Buttonwillow, the Hankook JIC S15 was on the cover of D Sport Mag. Tyler and the Hankook JIC Porsche were on the cover of March 2008 European Car. Tyler has been featured in S3, 0-60, Performance Auto & Sound, Banzai, Super Street, Import Tuner, D Sport, and Modified Mag