Wayne Taylor Racing With Unfinished Business At Detroit


Wayne Taylor Racing crashed out of the lead on the Rolex Series' Detroit Debut (Credit: Grand-Am)

Wayne Taylor Racing will be looking to finish what they started at the 2012 Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 as the Rolex Series returns to the streets of Detroit.

Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor drove a very strong race at the 2012 event, with luck appearing to be on their side as they avoided an incident in the GT class, allowing them to pit for fuel and tyres while still maintaining the lead. However, as Taylor exited the pits, heavy impact with a concrete wall ended their day and threw away an almost certain victory.

The 2013 race will see Angelelli return to try and complete the job that was started in 2012, joined by Taylor’s younger brother Jordan, who took victory in the GT class at the 2012 event, in the #10 Corvette DP.

“It’s Detroit, it’s Belle Isle, it’s a great facility, a great race, and it’s in the heart of ‘General Motors Country.’” said Team Owner, Wayne Taylor, “It’s obviously a pressure event for us because it’s so important to have a good run there. I feel now our team is working so well, I’m sure we’ll have a good car and a good race. We’ve just got to get on the podium every single race. If everybody just continues to do what they’ve been doing, that’s entirely within the realm of possibility. It was an exciting weekend for Jordan there last year. He won the race, then went straight to pre-qualifying at Le Mans, so that was all pretty special. When you win somewhere, it’s always good to be going back. I think they’ve changed the track just a little bit, but for the best. We’re going back there in upbeat fashion.”