Scott Taylor Seeks Seventh CORR PRO-2 Title Belvidere, IL - (April 23, 2008) - Scott Taylor and his ...
Scott Taylor Seeks Seventh CORR PRO-2 Title
Belvidere, IL - (April 23, 2008) - Scott Taylor and his #8 Skyjacker Suspensions BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 are back racing the CORR series, full-time, looking to take back the championship. From 1998 to 2005 Scott Taylor was the one driver everyone measured themselves against. During that seven year period, Taylor Racing won the championship six times and was runner up once, feat that may never be seen again in off-road racing.
"For most of my career I was the hunted," commented Scott Taylor. "After winning the WSORR championship last year, we ran the last few CORR rounds in Dallas and Vegas. We had some mechanical issues, but we ran up front every time. Now, everyone on the internet is picking a West Coast guy to win PRO-2 this weekend. I guess I'm flying under the radar now. With this brand new truck under me, I think we are going to surprise some of the fans this weekend."
The veteran of short course off-road racing is very appreciative that many of his partners have been with the team since the formation of Championship Off-Road Racing. In fact, Taylor has been racing on BFGoodrich tires for over thirty years. Then when the team made the switch from racing buggies to trucks, Ford Trucks made him a member of the Rough Riders.
"BFGoodrich was the best tire when we started, and they are still the best today!" exclaims Taylor. "Without the backing of Ford Trucks, I wouldn't be where we are today."
In 2004, Skyjacker Suspensions came on board, as title sponsor, after another long time supporter changed its marketing plan.
"I can't say enough about the support that the McCurry's and entire Skyjacker Suspensions family have given our team," states Taylor. "There have been a few times, over the years, we wouldn't have made the starting grid without the extra hand from Lonnie and his guys. The family atmosphere that Skyjacker creates, promotes a great working and racing environment. My family and crew are proud to present Skyjacker Suspensions."
Earlier in the week saw the Taylor Racing Ford head to the West Coast for some pre-season testing. Under the keen eye of chassis designer and builder, Russ Wernimont, the team spent a day in Lake Elsinore, CA on the specially designed test track.
"Scott put in about thirty laps, and after a few shock adjustments, we found the setup we were looking for," commented Wernimont. "The BFGoodrich tires really hooked up with Roush engine and the Skyjacker engineered suspension handled whatever the track gave us. The truck is ready for Pomona."
Taylor Racing thanks again all it longtime partners including; Skyjacker Suspensions, BFGoodrich Tires, Ford Trucks, Roush Performance, Automatic Transmission Designs, Russ Wernimont Designs, Justice Brothers, Miller Electric, MSD Ignition, Phil's Inc., Precision Gear, Auto Meter, K&N Engineering, Mastercraft and Ringers Gloves.
The first rounds of racing for the 2008 CORR PRO-2 Championship, are April 26-27, at The Fairplex in Pomona, California.
If you can't get to the track, you can catch the first round of racing live on SPEED, at 3:30pm eastern. Then Round Two will be broadcast on NBC Sports, May 25, at 1:30pm eastern.