Watkins Glen II: Beyer Racing qualifying report

Best Starting Position of the Season for Beyer Racing Watkins Glen, New York - August 6th, 2009 - The Beyer Racing team achieved its best qualifying position of the season today after Ricky Taylor qualified the ...

Best Starting Position of the Season for Beyer Racing

Watkins Glen, New York - August 6th, 2009 - The Beyer Racing team achieved its best qualifying position of the season today after Ricky Taylor qualified the #13 Lennox Chevrolet Riley in the seventh spot for Friday's Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen International. Jared Beyer took the wheel of the #5 Lennox Chevrolet Crawford for qualifying and with another strong showing from the young rookie driver who will line up 17th for tomorrow's race.

This will not be the first time Ricky Taylor and co-driver Mike Forest show their muscle as they have threatened the leaders in various occasions throughout the season and with their best starting spot of the year they should once again be a force to be reckoned with. The duo of Jared Beyer and Jordan Taylor, which is by far the youngest driver combination in the series, will be looking to carry on the momentum gathered at Barber Motorsports Park and achieve their first top ten result in their Crawford chassis.

Ricky Taylor #13 Lennox Chevrolet Riley

"Good qualifying today, the Beyer Racing car was the best it has been all year. It's amazing what a difference two weeks can make. I definitely think that we could've done a quicker lap than that but we caught a lot of traffic and lost some time. I'm excited for the race tomorrow, it will be a big traffic jam but I think we have a great shot at a good result, it's going to be a lot of fun."

Jared Beyer #5 Lennox Chevrolet Crawford

"The car felt really good today, we picked up a lot of time in the practice sessions. In the morning we had some problems with the brakes and we lost some time but the guys did a great job fixing the problems and after we got going we went fast right away.

The start and the race tomorrow should be pretty crazy, there are a lot of cars on the track and not a lot of places to pass, also this is the first time that the DP and GT cars race here together so that should make for a pretty busy day."

-credit: br

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jordan Taylor , Jared Beyer , Ricky Taylor , Mike Forest