Scott Taylor Gets on Podium Twice on Saturday!! June 9, 2007 (Chula Vista, CA) - After a solid qualifying run, Scott Taylor was looking to land on the podium at his first CORR race of the year. The brand new Russ Wernimont designed race truck,...
Scott Taylor Gets on Podium Twice on Saturday!!
June 9, 2007 (Chula Vista, CA) - After a solid qualifying run, Scott Taylor was looking to land on the podium at his first CORR race of the year. The brand new Russ Wernimont designed race truck, has had early success in the WSORR series, now the team was looking to do the same in Championship Off-Road Racing.
Saturday morning, Scott was running well in practice when he slowly rolled the truck going through Turn 4. Fortunately the truck only suffered minor cosmetic damage. The crew was confident the #8 Skyjacker BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 would be ready.
PRO-2 Baldwin Cup Qualifier - Round 3
The starting lineup saw CORR officials invert the top four qualifiers. This put Scott Taylor on the outside of the front row. The rolling start saw Scott put the Roush horsepower to the BFGoodrich Tires and grabbed the lead going into Turn One. Quickly, the top 5 trucks from qualifying would be locked into a race long battle. In the end, Scott landed a hard fought third place finish.
"Our race went pretty well, we need to work on our suspension setup," states Scott Taylor. "Overall, our new truck is really working well. I had one problem the last three laps. The steering column loosened up, and would move up and down. It was interesting, but we came home on the podium." Official Results: 1st-Carl Renezeder, 2nd- Ricky Johnson, 3rd-Scott Taylor.
Now Taylor Racing had only a few hours to get ready, for Round 5 of the CORR PRO-2 Championship.
CORR PRO-2 Round 5
Again CORR lined up the field the same way as the Qualifier round. The start saw Scott miss a shirt, allowing Vandenhuvel, Johnson, and MacCachern to get by heading into Turn One. Once again the same five drivers, as in the Cup Qualifier, battled for position. Again at the flag, Scott battle his way to a third place finish. Official Results: 1st-Rob MacCachern, 2nd-Ricky Johnson, 3rd-Scott Taylor.
Afterwards Scott commented, "We still have some work on the suspension, especially the front shocks. Tonight Russ and I will change a few things, and we'll get this bad boy really going. Everything else on the truck is working really well. Our engine and trans temperatures are perfect. It's really hard to get these trucks to cool properly and this new truck cools really well."
Sunday, the #8 Skyjacker BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 has one more CORR round of racing. Scott Taylor looks to improve upon his two third place finishes.
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