Tyler Dueck has raced in Indy Lights, Formula 3, Formula Renault, Jim Russell and Skip Barber Racing Series as well as a Canadian National Karting Champion. He started racing karts at 10 years old in 1997. His father Doug Dueck dropped him off at the race track at the age of 11 while he worked to build up Premier Pacific Developments (a company in which Tyler is now a partner in.) Tyler worked on his first marketing campaign engaging BC businesses to fund his early racing career with brands like Panago Pizza, Kumon Math (local franchise), Checkered Flag Racing, Doorland and more. At age 12 Tyler was building his own racing engines “interning” at Pitts Performance in Los Angeles while competing across the West Coast.
At age 15 Tyler raced with Italian Motors/ Italkart and won his first National Championship in ICA Senior.
Tyler moved on to win multiple scholarships for Skip Barber, Jim Russell USA Racer Magazine, Mazda and Ron Sutton Racing. In 2006 Tyler chose to make his first move into cars with Jim Russell USA wining a free season in a shootout against 50 other drivers selected. Tyler also competed for Intrepid and Champion Karting in both North America and debuting at the World Championships in Angerville France. Tyler placed 4th in the Jim Russell Championship and set fastest laps in 2 of his heat races but crashed and was not able to capitalize on his outright speed.
Performances at Angerville and his wins in the Stars of Karting series did not go un-noticed as Mirko Squirtzoni owner of Intrepid asked him to debut in a joint campaign with Cram Competition for Formula Renault. In 2008 Tyler packed his bags for Europe where he raced with Cram and BVM Minardi in Formula Renault taking wins and top 5’s along the way. In 2010 Tyler raced in LMP2 for Race Performance and BVM Minardi in Formula 3.
Tyler Returned to North America in 2011 for a limited campaign in Indy Lights. Ultimately funding became difficult to procure and a 2 year deal that involved Indy Lights Indy 500 and Indy Car fell through at the 11th hour. Tyler still enjoys racing and finds time to help young local drivers progress. He is grooming the next generation to follow in his footsteps including his son (age 2) who is now in an extensive test program on his 6V mini Mini Cooper.