Wayne Taylor Racing

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Wayne Taylor Racing
Owner(s) Wayne Taylor
Series IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Race drivers 10. Jordan Taylor / Ricky Taylor
Sponsors Konica Minolta \ Chevrolet
Manufacturer Corvette DP
Career
Drivers' Championships 2005, 2013 Rolex DP Drivers Championship
Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor at Road America in 2011.

Wayne Taylor Racing is a sports car racing team that competes in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype class. The team campaigns the No. 10 Konica Minolta sponsored Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype.

The team was founded in 2004 as the Riley Technologies factory team, with title sponsorship from bank holding company SunTrust. The lineup of Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli finished second in the Daytona Prototype teams championship in 2004 and won the Daytona Prototype team and driver championships in 2005.

For the 2007 season, Riley and Wayne Taylor split ways and Wayne Taylor Racing began to run the #10 SunTrust Racing entry.[1] Wayne Taylor retired as a driver for the 2008 season and signed Michael Valiante as second driver; also the team switched to a Dallara chassis. In 2009, Ford engines were adopted and Brian Frisselle became the second driver.

For the 2010 season, Angelelli was joined by Ricky Taylor, son of Wayne Taylor. They collected a win and seven podiums, finishing runners-up. In 2011, SunTrust Racing switched to Chevrolet engines; they won three races and got eight podiums, resulting runners-up. After adopting the Corvette DP3 chassis, the duo got three wins in 2012 and resulted 6th in the drivers standings.

In 2013, Wayne Taylor Racing lost the SunTrust sponsorship. Ricky Taylor left the team, and was replaced by Jordan Taylor, also son of Wayne Taylor. Angelelli and Jordan Taylor would go on to win the final Daytona Prototype championship before the merger of Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series in 2014, winning five races, including the final three.

For 2014, the first year of the United SportsCar Championship, Angelelli will enter into a semi-retirement, racing with the team for the endurance events. Ricky Taylor rejoins the team to drive full-time alongside brother Jordan.

Sixteen years after winning the inaugural Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Wayne Taylor brought his boys and a long-time friend to victory lane in the 10-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale at Road Atlanta.

Ricky and Jordan Taylor co-drove the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP with Max Angelelli to victory, holding off the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP by 11.062 seconds. They completed 400 laps – 1,016 miles – as the brothers became the first American-born drivers to win the event overall.

Suntrust Pontiac-Riley Daytona Prototype campaigned in 2005.

2011 Rolex season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Drivers Result
1 24 Hours of Daytona Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
5
2 Homestead-Miami Speedway 3
3 Barber Motorsports Park 11
4 Virginia International Raceway 4
5 Lime Rock Park 1
6 Watkins Glen International 1
7 Road America 3
8 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 3
9 New Jersey Motorsports Park 2
10 Watkins Glen International 1
11 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 2
12 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 11
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

2012 Rolex season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Drivers Result
1 Daytona Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
14
2 Barber 5
3 Homestead 1
4 New Jersey 1
5 Belle Isle 26
6 Mid-Ohio 24
7 Road America
8 Watkins Glen Long
9 Indy
10 Watkins Glen Short
11 Montreal
12 Laguna Seca
13 Lime Rock

Notable race victories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SunTrust Team Reorganizes - Motor Racing Network, 26 May 2006

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