Wayne Taylor Racing completed a perfect weekend in Detroit, taking pole and the win and leaving with the Grand-Am Rolex Series championship lead.
Jordan Taylor took the #10 Corvette DP to his first ever Daytona Prototype-class pole position, before starting off the team’s dominance in the two-hour sprint around Belle Isle Park.
Taylor and team-mate Max Angelelli led a race high 45 of 61 laps, leading every lap after the halfway stage driver change, stamping the team’s authority on the race and setting their sights firmly at the top of the points standings.
The team’s championship challenge was helped with the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing machine being caught up in an opening lap incident, who had a 15 point lead over the #10 team going in to the race, and a seven point lead over the #99 Corvette DP, who could only manage sixth in Detroit.
“It’s pretty incredible,” said team owner Wayne Taylor, whose team now holds a slim one-point lead over the Ganassi team. “Everything is about timing. This was a major day for General Motors and the Corvette brand. I must say this team just executed perfectly. The drivers did spectacularly. Jordan got his first pole. Max, as usual, just finished strong. And, the great thing is, we managed to get into the lead in the points championship.”