Jul 30

Taylor Scores Pair of Top 10s During Midget Round Up ILP 7/8/19

Taylor Scores Pair of Top 10s During Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions – GARDEN CITY, Kan. (July 8, 2019) – Zac Taylor recorded a pair of top-10 finishes with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and it happened in just one day.

The 4th annual Midget Round Up at Airport Raceway was rained out Friday, compressing the two-day show into a one-day affair on Saturday with two complete programs.

During the first show, Taylor started and finished fifth in his heat race, which relegated him into the B Main.

“We got to second, which put us in the show, but we had to start 18 th,” he said. “Todd (Henry) had the car so good. I was able to move around and ended up ninth. We cleaned the nozzles and got the car ready for the second show, but it wouldn’t fire for hot laps. Todd put a new ignition in and it finally fired. We think because it was so hot it just kind of vapor locked. We didn’t really have time to do a lot of adjustments on the car and we finished sixth in the heat.”

A fourth-place finish in the B Main put Taylor on the tail for the feature.

“I ran second for most of the B Main, but a couple of guys that tangled early were able to come back and found the high line and got around me late,” he said.

Taylor was able to avoid a couple of crashes early in the A Main.

“That helped move us up a little, but I just started picking off cars,” he said. “As the night came in the cooler air brought the moisture back in the track and we got a little too tight toward the end and ended up fourth. I was waiting for the third-place car to make a mistake, but the few he made I was too far behind to capitalize. I probably should have moved up on the track, but I didn’t know how far back fifth was and I didn’t want to lose a spot.

“It still was a pretty good day. We passed a lot of cars and it was a good point night. Todd continues to give me a great race car.”

Taylor, who capped the night with the charge from 20th to fourth, sits second in the RMMRA championship standings.

He will compete this Friday and Saturday during the Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in his family owned 360ci sprint car.

“I’m excited to see how we can do against the ASCS national teams,” he said. “My dad has had our car really hooked up.”

QUICK RESULTS –

July 6 – Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. – First show – Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (18); Second show – Heat 6 (5); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (20).

SEASON STATS –

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

UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., for the Grizzly Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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“SuperClean products helped keep our car looking great during a long day and night of racing,” Taylor said. “Their products are the best 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.

 

*PHOTO BY DON HOLBROOK*

Jul 30

Taylor Produces Runner-Up Results in Sprint Car and Midget ILP 7/2/19

Taylor Produces Runner-Up Result in Sprint Car and Midget

Inside Line Promotions – PUEBLO, Colo. (July 2, 2019) – Though last weekend started a little rough, it ended on a high note for Zac Taylor.

Taylor drove to a second-place finish in both a midget and a non-wing sprint car on Saturday at Honor Speedway. It came on the heels of a sprint car race at Lincoln County Speedway in North Platte, Neb., on Friday.

“We won the heat and started third in the feature and I was right there with the leaders when we had a caution,” he said. “I looked down and the car was on fire. I got out and had to run to the safety people and they finally sprayed me down. My legs were on fire. I really think the tracks need to train their emergency crews a little better. I had to yell at them to spray me down. They argued with me that I wasn’t on fire. You can’t see alcohol burn and they took forever to get to my car. My suit is ruined and I had just a little bit of radiant burn on my foot. We had just put this car together and somehow the hose that goes into the filter vibrated loose.”

The next night went smoother as Taylor drove the family non-wing sprint car with the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series and Todd Henry’s midget with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

In the midget, Taylor charged from fourth to a heat race win and he rolled off seventh in the feature.

“Todd made some adjustments and the car was on a rail,” he said. “I went to the bottom and was picking off cars and got to the leader. He made some mistakes and with two laps to go I got under him. Someone got into the mud on the bottom and threw water on the track. I got into it on the last lap and he got around me so I ended up second. It was a really fun race.”

Taylor scored another heat win and started second in the feature during sprint car competition.

“The bottom was so much more hooked up and the leader kept hitting the mud hole and throwing it up on the track,” he said. “Another guy got a hold of that and drove by and I ended up second again.

“We are figuring out stuff with the sprint car and I can run through the slick and still be fast.”

Taylor will compete this Friday and Saturday in the 4th annual Midget Round Up at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series. He is currently second in the RMMRA championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS –

June 28 – Lincoln County Speedway in North Platte, Neb. – Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 15 (3).

June 29 – Honor Speedway in Pueblo, Colo. (non-wing sprint) – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

June 29 – Honor Speedway in Pueblo, Colo. (midget) – Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS –

11 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s

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“Pitt Stop has our car looking great with a fantastic wrap,” Taylor said. “They have been so helpful for us this year. And Todd Henry has given me such great race cars so I can show my abilities.”
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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*PHOTO BY DON HOLBROOK*

Jul 30

Taylor Moves Into Second Place in POWRi RMMRA Points Standings After Podium Finish ILP 6/13/19

Taylor Moves Into Second Place in POWRi RMMRA Points Standings After Podium Finish

Inside Line Promotions – HOLYOKE, Colo. (June 13, 2019) – A third-place finish at Phillips County Raceway last Sunday has Zac Taylor sitting second in the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings.

“It was a huge learning race for me,” he said. “It was the first time I’ve raced a midget on a rubbered up track. We started 12th and before I went out Todd (Henry, the car owner) told me if the car doesn’t feel right start turning this knob. Well the car rolled over on the right rear and just didn’t feel right at the start. So I made an adjustment to the shocks and it was really good for five or six laps. Then it started to roll over on the right rear again so I had to readjust.”

Taylor said he worked his way to ninth and that’s where he ran for the first 15 laps of the race.

“We had a caution with about five laps to go and I could see most of the guys had used up their tires except the top two,” he said. “When the green came back out they couldn’t hold their lines and I had fresher tires and capitalized. I was able to pick them off and ended up third.”

Taylor was also supposed to race his non-wing sprint car with the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series, but only three cars showed up so they put an exhibition race on and he won for his third triumph of the season.

Taylor will take the coming weekend off before racing with the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series on June 22 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. He finished fifth there last month.

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

“I can’t thank Todd Henry enough for the fantastic cars he’s given me and the help he has provided in helping me excel in my career,” Taylor said.

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*

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