Crandon, WI. Forest County Potowatomi Brush Run Off-Road Championship
The weather for the weekend was great for an off-road race, and the estimated 50,000 fans that filled Crandon International Off Road Raceway some very competitive racing the entire weekend. Scott Taylor and his Mobil 1, BF Goodrich Tires Ford F-150 Pro-2 truck kept the fans on their feet all weekend long.
Crandon International Off Road Raceway is famous for it's land rush starts and large rocks getting thrown around by the 800+ horsepower Pro-2 trucks. Both played a role in round 6 action.
The Mobil 1, BFGoodrich, Ford F-150 came out of the first turn in second place. Following behind the truck in the lead a rock fell onto Scott Taylor's hood and into the race truck getting wedged under the gas pedal. Taylor says, "I was hoping it would go right through the holes in the floor of the truck, but this rock was just to big of a rock." Even with the rock problem Taylor still managed to power his Mobil 1, BFGoodrich, Ford F-150 on the leaders bumper by the second lap. But with the rock still wedged and causing problems Taylor was losing positions and at the half way point was in the fourth position.
Taylor made the decision to pull over on the track and get the rock from under the gas pedal.
After a quick stop to lose the rock, Taylor continued on for two more laps,when the transmission overheated and ended his day... "It was just a very unfortunate day because the Roush motor and BFGoodrich tires were really hooking up well, We will get them tomorrow!"
After replacing the replacing the transmission Saturday night, Scott Taylor and his crew were ready to battle the competition. After his 8th place finish on Saturday, he found himself tied for the points lead in the CORR Pro-2 championship.
As all 14 Pro-2 trucks left the land rush start line and powered through the first turn, Taylor found himself in 3rd place just behind Evan Evans and Kevin Probst. All three trucks were on each other's bumper when on lap 4 Taylor moved into second place. The crowd was on is feet as the two top trucks were battling not only for first place in the race, but first place for the points championship.
As the race wound down, Taylor kept looking for a way around the leader, but has to settle for second place as time ran out. Taylor after the race noted, " The Mobil 1, BF Goodrich Tires F-150 ran great, we had a little trouble with traction on the two tighest turns on the track. Second place keeps in the championship points chase. The truck is on great shape for the Govenor's Cup race later today."
After Round 7, Scott Taylor is in second place, just 3 points back, in the Lucas Oil CORR Pro-2 Championship standings.