Wayne Taylor to test at Daytona

TAYLOR TO TEST IN PREPARATION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 4) -- South African Wayne Taylor's International Motor Sports Association Exxon World SportsCar Championship-leading team will stage a two-day test...

TAYLOR TO TEST IN PREPARATION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 4) -- South African Wayne Taylor's International Motor Sports Association Exxon World SportsCar Championship-leading team will stage a two-day test this weekend (Sept. 7-8) at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the upcoming IMSA Finale At Daytona Oct. 4-6. Taylor, an Altamonte Springs, Fla., resident, will test his Oldsmobile Aurora-powered R&S Mk. 3 chassis over the high-banked, 3.56-mile Daytona course. The team opened the season with a victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and has scored three other wins since then. They will test the Rolex 24-winning car this weekend, according to Riley & Scott's Mark Scott. Taylor currently has a 31-point lead in the WSC driver standings over Italian Max Papis. Taylor is attempting to win his second WSC driver's championship in the three-year history of the series. After Taylor's second place finish in last weekend's round in Dallas, Oldsmobile has a two-point lead in the manufacturer's championship standings over Ferrari. Both championships will be decided in the Daytona Finale. In addition, the Exxon Supreme GTS-2 driver's and manufacturer's championships will also be decided at Daytona. Larry Schumacher holds a five point edge over Pete Halsmer, who has won three straight races for BMW, while Porsche and BMW are tied for the GTS-2 manufacturer's championship race. A section of the Oldfield Grandstand will be open at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby. Guided tours of the Speedway are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a nominal fee. MEDIA NOTE: To attend this test session please fax a note on your organization's letterhead to Donna Freismuth at 904-947-6798.

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Max Papis , Wayne Taylor , Pete Halsmer