MacCachren and Taylor earn All-America status from AARWBA
Avon, Ind. (December 13, 2001) - Championship Off-Road Racing drivers Rob MacCachren (Pro-4) and Scott Taylor (Pro-2) earned honors from the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association for their outstanding seasons in 2001. MacCachren and Taylor received accolades for their continued success in the CORR EXXON Superflo Series.
Annually, more than 300 members of the AARWBA select the Auto Racing All-America Team. The AARWBA members have chosen an All-America Team since 1970.
Both drivers were nominated for the 2001 All-America Auto Racing Team in the At Large category, where MacCachren was named to the First Team, and Taylor received Honorable Mention. MacCachren and Indy Lights champion Townsend Bell were one vote apart to lead the category.
MacCachren won 9 races and finished in the top-five 14 times. The two time defending Pro-4 champion has 22 wins in 66 career starts. In the last two years, MacCachren has not been out of first place (through 34 rounds)
"MacCachren has come a long way from his days as a teenager parking cars at the Gold Coast Hotel in his hometown of Las Vegas," said CORR President Marty Reid. "He has developed into one of the best drivers in off road racing today."
Three-time defending Pro-2 champion Taylor (1999-2001) finished the season with 7 wins and 15 top-five finishes. In Rounds 1 through 14, Taylor did not finish out of the top three. Taylor has 24 wins in 66 career Championship Off-Road Racing starts.
"Scott Taylor has won three straight Pro-2 championships by outworking and out driving his competition. Anyone who wants to take his crown in 2002 better bring their `A-game'," said Reid.
MacCachren and Taylor are the fourth and fifth Championship Off-Road Racing drivers who have been recognized by AARWBA. In 2000, Pro-Lite champion Jeff Kincaid received Honorable Mention in the At Large category following his record-setting season of 12 wins in 18 starts. Former Pro-4 champion Walker Evans (First Team-1999) and Pro-2 driver Evan Evans have also been named to the All-America team.
Following his second consecutive Winston West title, former CORR driver Brendan Gaughan received Honorable Mention in the Short Track category this year. From 1998 through 2000, Gaughan competed in the Pro-2 division in the CORR EXXON Superflo Series. In 2000 and 2001, he also raced in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, where he will race full time in 2002.