Oct 17

Taylor Trying to Shake Bad Luck – ILP 8/21/19

Inside Line Promotions – FORT MORGAN, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Zac Taylor can’t seem to catch a break. Bad luck found Taylor last Saturday for the third time in four weeks. Taylor once again had a car capable of winning while competing at I-76 Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association, but an incident with another car at the start of the feature ended his night early. Three weeks ago at the same track an ignition switch problem cost Taylor a shot at a midget win and last week in the winged 360ci sprint car Taylor was battling for the lead in the feature when a lapped car caused a crash, which took him out of contention. “I don’t know what we have to do to change our bad juju,” he said. “We came from fifth to second in our heat and started fifth in the feature. A car got bottled up on the start and the car behind me ran over my front end, breaking a heim end. There was no hot pit for me to go to so we were done. That cost us a lot of points with the RMMRA Series.” Taylor dropped to fourth in the midget standings with three points races remaining this season. “We’ve had a very fast car, but can’t catch a break,” he said. “Hopefully these last couple of shows we can get back into the top two in points.” Taylor plans to race his family’s non-wing sprint car this Saturday with the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. Taylor is currently second in the series standings in his first year driving a non-wing sprint car. “We have been pretty good with the sprint car this year,” he said. “My dad has learned a lot and it shows in how fast the car has been.”

Jul 30

Taylor Finds Speed Before Parts Failure Proves Costly ILP 7/24/19

Taylor Finds Speed Before Parts Failure Proves Costly

Inside Line Promotions – FORT MORGAN, Colo. (July 24, 2019) – Zac Taylor had a car capable of winning last Saturday at I-76 Speedway, but a mechanical issue proved costly during competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

“We were really good in hot laps and went out for the heat, took the green and took off like a rocket,” he said. “Then the motor just died. We broke a wire to the ignition switch.”

Todd Henry and the crew went to work and got the car running for the feature.

“We didn’t get a lap in and a guy in front of me spun and I got collected and had to go to the tail,” Taylor said. “When the green came back out I could drive any place on the track. I was picking cars off and got back to fifth. Everyone in front of me was driving around the top and I went to the bottom and got to the front and had a huge lead for a couple of laps. Then the car started shaking and sputtering and I pulled into the infield.

“We found out a crank trigger went out. Luckily it didn’t severely hurt the engine and we will be back in action this Saturday with the RMMRA at El Paso County Raceway (in Calhan, Colo.).”

Taylor, who sits second in the series championship standings, was credited with a 13th-place result. He said the encouraging part is how his midget is able to move around on the track.

“Todd told me I-76 is a lot like the Chili Bowl and now we have a good setup when we head back there in January,” he said. “That really has me excited.”

QUICK RESULTS –

July 20 – I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. – Heat race: DNF (2); Feature: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS –

15 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

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

“Todd really has the car rolling,” Taylor said. “I can move around all over the track and make passes. I’m excited to get back behind the wheel this weekend.”

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.

 

*PHOTO BY DON HOLBROOK*

 

Jul 30

Taylor Learns From Some of Top Drivers During ASCS National Tour Event ILP 7/16/19

Taylor Learns From Some of Top Drivers During ASCS National Tour Event

Inside Line Promotions – BELGRADE, Mont. (July 16, 2019) – Zac Taylor knows that if he is going to get better he has to compete against the best competition and that opportunity presented itself last weekend in Montana during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

Taylor and his family owned 360c.i. sprint car team traveled to Gallatin Speedway for the two-day Grizzly Nationals. Taylor raced his way into the A Main on Friday while competing against arguably the toughest 360 racers in the country.

“We held our own in the heat, finishing fifth, which put us in the B Main,” he said. “I was able to hold on to a transfer spot and went from 21 st to 18th in the A Main. We just missed the setup. The track took rubber and the car got really tight.

“It was a real eye-opener for me to see how fast these guys are and how they get through the slick. It just shows you the experience they get racing every weekend week in and week out. It makes them so much better.”

Unfortunately, Saturday’s race was rained out.

“I was looking forward to taking what we learned Friday and seeing how we improved,” Taylor said. “I can’t wait to race with the ASCS again.”

Taylor will climb back aboard the Todd Henry midget this Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., to compete with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association. Taylor sits second in the championship standings.

“We’ve really been rolling in the midget,” he said. “Todd and I are communicating so well and he gives me such a great race car.”

QUICK RESULTS –

July 12 – Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. – Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 18 (21).

SEASON STATS –

14 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at I-75 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

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“We had a lot of people come down to the pits Friday and tell us how great our car looks on the track,” Taylor said. “That’s a tribute to SuperClean and Pitt Stop Motorsports. A clean, good looking car helps get our sponsors’ names out there.”

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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