Aug 01

Taylor Nabs Runner-Up Result in First-Ever Appearance at Honor Speedway – ILP 8-1-18

Taylor Nabs Runner-Up Result in First-Ever Appearance at Honor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – PUEBLO, Colo. (Aug. 1, 2018) – There’s a fine line between being aggressive behind the wheel of a race car and being too timid. Zac Taylor is quickly learning how to be aggressive in a midget and it’s paying off.

Taylor scored a runner-up finish last Saturday during his first-ever appearance at Honor Speedway. He said the new track had skeptics as the track wasn’t in the best shape the first few races.

“They really worked hard on the surface the two weeks leading up to our race and the track was fantastic,” he noted.

Taylor won his heat race from the pole position and started 10th in the feature aboard Todd Henry’s midget while competing with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

“I ran up to sixth and we were kind of stuck there,” Taylor said. “There was a red with about five laps to go and during the caution laps I checked out the cushion. It was one of those deals where if you were going to run up there you had to be aggressive; be on the gas and drive the car very hard. I figured I had nothing to lose so that’s what I did. I got up there and pushed the car harder.

“We were catching Keith (Rauch), but just ran out of laps. With Todd not being able to be with us. It was a friend of his, and ours Greg Schaefer (that used to drive for him) my dad and I. All we did all night was put a round in the right rear for the heat and take it out for the feature. The car was fantastic.”

Taylor is fifth in the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings following the second-place finish.

He will compete in his family owned 360ci sprint car with the ASCS Frontier Region this Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., where he recorded a fifth-place finish earlier in the season.

QUICK RESULTS –

July 28 – Honor Speedway in Pueblo, Colo. – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS –

13 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo.

“I can’t thank Todd (Henry, the owner of H&H Resurfacing) enough for putting me in a car and giving me a chance to race,” Taylor said. “He couldn’t be with us this weekend, but he allowed one of his friends and me to take the car and have fun.”

Taylor would also like to thank GatorStake, SuperClean, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Pitt Stop Signs and Graphix, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

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Jun 21

Taylor Turns to Backup Midget for Sixth-Place Finish Before Testing Asphalt Modified – ILP 6/20/18

Taylor Turns to Backup Midget for Sixth-Place Finish Before Testing Asphalt Modified

Inside Line Promotions – PUEBLO, Colo. (June 20, 2018) – Zac Taylor was forced to bring out “old reliable” last Saturday after continuing engine problems forced the Todd Henry midget team to shelve the main car.

It paid off with a sixth-place run at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. Taylor then switched gears on Sunday when he tested an asphalt modified at I-25 Speedway for the first time..

The busy weekend began on Friday, when Taylor headed to Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., to compete with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. Unfortunately, the team fought engine woes all night. Taylor made a lap in the A Main and pulled in.

“Todd has spent a ton of money trying to figure this out, replacing the entire electrical and ignition system and it still won’t run,” he said. “So he went home and got the old car with an old Ford engine. It’s older than me, but it ran well Saturday at I-76 Speedway (in Fort Morgan, Colo.). We won the heat and in the feature drove from eighth up to third. I ran third most of the race and fell back to sixth toward the end.

“Todd’s going to pull the Mopar out of the main car and take it to the engine builders. We think we have it narrowed down to some type of a fueling issue.”

Taylor buckled into a full-bodied modified on Sunday for testing at I-25 Speedway, a high-banked quarter-mile paved oval.

“When we got there the owner told me to take it easy for 25 laps to get a feel,” he said. “After about 10 laps he told my dad it looked like I had raced the car before and turned me loose. At first I was about four-tenths slower than the guy who had won the night before. By the end of the practice I was two-tenths quicker than the previous night’s winner.”

Taylor said he is taking the coming weekend off and will compete in the modified at I-25 Speedway on June 30.

“We were going to put the 305 engine back in our sprint car, but with how well we’ve run with the 360 we are going to sell the 305 and use the money to improve our 360 motor,” he said.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo.

“Todd (Henry, the owner of H&H Resurfacing) gave me his best effort to try and figure out what’s going on with the engine,” Taylor said. “I also want to thank Keith Rauch, Mark Matejka, and Tony Rossi for all their help with trying to figure out the motor issues.”

Taylor would also like to thank SuperClean, GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Pitt Stop Signs and Graphix, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

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Jun 12

Taylor Turning Heads After Producing Pair of Top-Five Results With ASCS Frontier Region – ILP 6/12/18

Taylor Turning Heads After Producing Pair of Top-Five Results With ASCS Frontier Region

Inside Line Promotions – BILLINGS, Mont. (June 12, 2018) – Zac Taylor continues to turn heads in his first season competing with the ASCS Frontier Region.

Taylor, who last year ran a midget and 305ci sprint car, scored a pair of top-five finishes over the weekend after coming off a second-place result the previous week.

“I’m ecstatic with how this season has started,” he said. “I felt like coming into this season and our first year with a 360 we would struggle a little as we learned; that we’d get a lot of top-15 finishes. But to accomplish what we have in the last two weeks is truly phenomenal. I can’t thank my parents and all my sponsors enough for all they’ve done for me.”

Taylor ranks eighth in the ASCS Frontier Region championship standings despite missing one of the events.

“To think only one driver, Kelly Miller, has finished ahead of us in all of the ASCS races we’ve competed in is a huge confidence builder,” he said.

On Friday, Taylor drove from his 10th starting position to a fifth-place finish at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. He followed that up by charging from sixth to a third-place result on Saturday at Big Sky Speedway.

Saturday in our heat the car was perfect,” he said. “After (the race) a bunch of people came down to our pit and were looking over our car. I told dad to get the wheels off it so they couldn’t see our setup.

“Last year we raced against the 360s with our 305 at Billings and I watched Logan Forler run through the middle of the turns, not in the rubber or on the bottom, but in the middle, and come off the corner and pass cars,” he said. “We tried to figure out how to get our car to do that and this weekend we accomplished that. I could run off the middle of the corner and pass cars. Our car was very maneuverable. I could go anywhere on the track.

“I knew we had a good car and good equipment coming into the year. The only question was the engine. We purchased a used engine and we really weren’t sure what we had. But after the first two weeks I can say we got a really good motor.”

Taylor will get back behind the wheel of Todd Henry’s midget for a pair of Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association events this Friday at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., and Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out in the midget,” he said. “We’ve had speed every time out this year. Then on Sunday we’re going to go test the asphalt modified. That should be fun and I’m looking forward to learning how to be smooth and take care of tires.”

QUICK RESULTS –

June 8 – Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. – Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (10).

June 9 – Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS –

6 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., and Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi RMMRA Series

 

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – SuperClean

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“I want to thank SuperClean for the great products that helped get our cars, shop and trailer clean,” Taylor said. “I also want to thank my parents for all they do for me and all the fans that came down to the pits after the races this weekend to offer words of encouragement. It really does mean a lot.”

Taylor would also like to thank GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Pitt Stop Signs and Graphix, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

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