May 24

Taylor Scores Another Non-Wing Win and Runs Second in Midget 5/22/19 ILP

Taylor Scores Another Non-Wing Win and Runs Second in Midget

Inside Line Promotions – FORT MORGAN, Colo. (May 22, 2019) – Coming into the 2019 season Zac Taylor had never driven a non-wing sprint car. In three starts thus far he has two wins and a second-place finish, including a victory last Saturday at I-76 Speedway.

And if that’s not enough, Taylor also scored a runner-up result in the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association event the same night.

“My dad and I have learned so much in the past couple of weeks with the non-wing car and Todd has been incredible in that learning curve,” Taylor said. “We are talking about going to Indiana with both the sprint car and midget and trying our luck. I think there’s not much more we can learn around our neck of the woods. We need to go where the competition is the best. We will probably get our butts kicked, but that’s how you get better.”

Taylor won a non-wing heat race before he took the lead on the second lap of the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series feature and never looked back.

“Dad had the car so good and I felt so comfortable,” he said. “I think the midget has given me the knowledge and the feel of what I need – the confidence I have acquired.”

In his first start in Todd Henry’s midget since the Chili Bowl Nationals in January, Taylor charged from fifth to third in his heat race and he led most of the feature before finishing second.

“A lapped car kind of hung me up,” he said. “I went low and the second-place car went high and that was pretty much it. I really think the midget has helped me with what I’m doing in the non-wing sprint car. It’s taught me how to feel a car react and feel comfortable. The feel of a midget and a non-wing sprint car is almost the same. You drive both into the corner the same. You need to hit your marks and be able to move around.

“I don’t see myself growing and learning on a consistent basis until I gain the knowledge of running against the best in the business. I don’t see myself winning on a consistent basis until I learn from the best.”

Taylor is scheduled to tackle the 4th annual Midget Round Up this Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

QUICK RESULTS –

May 18 – I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. (non-wing sprint car) – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

May 18 – I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. (midget) – Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS –

5 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., for the 4 th annual Midget Round Up with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

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

“Todd has taught me and my dad so much,” Taylor said. “I love growing with him and his race team. We can accomplish so much because we work so well together.”

Taylor would also like to thank SuperClean, Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

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May 24

Taylor Continues Hot Streak With Runner-Up Result 5/15/19 ILP

Taylor Continues Hot Streak With Runner-Up Result

Inside Line Promotions – CALHAN, Colo. (May 15, 2019) – Zac Taylor has not finished outside of the top three during his first three races of the season.

That includes his recent runner-up result – despite a damaged steering part – last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during only his second career non-wing sprint car start. Two weeks ago Taylor scored his first-ever non-wing sprint car win at the track and last week he drove to a third-place finish in a Grand American Modified on asphalt.

“This is an incredible start to the year, especially when you consider I’ve never driven a non-wing sprint car and have very little time in an asphalt modified,” he said. “I hope that continues this week in the midget.”

Taylor began last Saturday night by charging from third to a heat race win, but the redraw placed him eighth on the feature starting grid.

“The car was great and I immediately got to second,” he said. “The car was a rocket and I could go anywhere to pass cars. Somewhere I bent the drag link and the car drove like a bus. We had a caution with like three laps to go so I moved my line, but it wasn’t enough.

“The track was rough and that’s all we can figure as to what happened to the drag link. We talked to Triple X and they sent us a new steel part. But once again we were the hard charger and got a top-three finish so it was a great night. Dad said we need a new rear end and I told him that with money we’ve made being hard charger and another great run the car will take care of that.”

Taylor will return to the seat of Todd Henry’s midget along with piloting the family non-wing 360ci sprint car this Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the midget,” he said. “The experience I’ve had driving the non-wing sprint car will make me better in Todd’s car. And I’m really getting comfortable in the sprint car. My dad and Todd work well together and can figure out setups quickly.”

QUICK RESULTS –

May 11 – El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. – Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS –

3 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and the Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series

 

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“I really want to thank USA Performance Engines for their hard work this past week getting the car in and the valve springs replaced so we could race,” Taylor said. “They build an exceptional motor.”

Taylor would also like to thank SuperClean, Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

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May 24

Taylor Overcomes Early Mishap to Post Third-Place Finish in Modified 5/8/19 ILP

Taylor Overcomes Early Mishap to Post Third-Place Finish in Modified

Inside Line Promotions – PUEBLO, Colo. (May 8, 2019) – Fresh off a non-wing sprint car win on dirt, Zac Taylor strapped into a Grand American Modified last Saturday at I-25 Speedway and drove to a third-place finish on the asphalt oval.

“Considering I only got to race that car a couple of times last year, we were fast right out of the trailer,” he said. “Our practice times were the same as the track champion from last year. We qualified second quick and started on the outside of the front row in the heat race. The bottom is where you want to be and I had to work my way down there and ended up second.”

Taylor, who was driving for Steve Davis, rolled off from the pole for the feature and battled side by side for the lead the first 10 laps.

“I had the inside and we raced side by side and then the guy turned left right into my front end and knocked the front wheels out,” he said. “I don’t know how that can happen when we have radios and spotters. It took me a few laps to gather it back in. I learned that on asphalt, unlike dirt, you need to stick your nose under cars and force them to move up to make a pass.

“I was able to maintain and hold on for a third-place finish. I was happy with the car and learned a ton. Hopefully we can keep this momentum up this week when we get back to the non-wing sprint car.”

Taylor will return to the seat of the family owned non-wing sprint car this Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series. He picked up his first ever non-wing sprint car win at El Paso County Raceway two weeks ago.

“Getting all this different experience is making me a better racer,” he said. “My dad is the crew chief and he had never set up a non-wing car before so we are both learning and that will make me better when we get back to racing Todd Henry’s midget next week in Fort Morgan.”

QUICK RESULTS –

May 4 – I-25 Speedway in Pueblo, Colo. – Qualifying: 2; Heat: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS –

2 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series

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

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“Since we hooked up with SuperClean it’s been an unbelievable partnership,” Taylor said. “Their products are fantastic in keeping our car, shop and trailer clean. We have been able to get a lot of people to use SuperClean products.”

Taylor would also like to thank Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

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