The No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP of Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) will start Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic from the pole for the second race in a row after qualifying Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington.
Jordan Taylor, the recently turned 22-year-old whose 23-year-old brother Ricky Taylor made it an all-Taylor front row by qualifying second in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP, scored his second career Daytona Prototype-class pole in as many events to go with six career GT-class poles. His lap of 1 minute, 16.947 seconds at 105.642 mph was tops among 27 car-and-driver combinations, putting himself and co-driver Max Angelelli in prime position as they vie for their second consecutive victory and third of the season during Saturday’s two-hour, 45-minute race around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio road course.
Ricky Taylor’s front-row qualifying lap of 1:17.001 at 105.567 mph in the Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP he shares with Richard Westbrook made it an all-Taylor front row for the first time in series history. The previous Rolex Series qualifying milestone for the Taylor brothers occurred at the 2011 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, when Ricky qualified on the pole in the No. 10 WTR Daytona Prototype and Jordan qualified on the GT-class pole in the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Camaro GT.R.