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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during qualifying for the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole Saturday afternoon for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap at 135.967 mph.  It is Taylor’s first pole of 2021.  Despite the fact that Sunday’s race is six hours in length, qualifying is still very important. “Even though it’s six …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins 1st WeatherTech Sprint Race of 2021

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque in victory lane after winning the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, 5/16/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor held off a late charge from Action Express Racing Sunday (May 16) to win the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Presented by the Acura TLX Type S.  It is the team’s second win of the 2021 season. “First of all, I’m extremely happy for Acura and …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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Ricky Taylor Returns to Wayne Taylor Racing As Part of New Lineup

2020 Road America IWSC Wayne Taylor Ricky Taylor Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced their driver lineup for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Monday (Nov. 23).  The group of four drivers are all known quantities to the series, and to an extent the team itself. Ricky Taylor, son of team owner Wayne Taylor, will return to the organization to drive the No. 10 Konica …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Ricky Taylor Wins 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

2020 Sebring IWSC Ricky Taylor Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor claimed the pole Friday morning (Nov. 13) for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  Taylor’s lap at 125.980 mph is not a track record, but it gives Taylor his second pole of 2020 and the fourth for the No. 7 Acura. Taylor’s lap was …

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Team Orders Give Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Victory At Laguna Seca

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The vast majority of the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Sunday (Nov. 1) was dominated by Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya.  However, team orders resulted in Cameron giving way to Ricky Taylor entering turn 11 coming to the white flag.  That allowed Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves to take their fourth …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Renger van der Zande Scott Dixon Ryan Briscoe Champagne Spray Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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Filipe Albuquerque Quickest in Petit Le Mans Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

So far, the Motul Petit Le Mans race weekend is looking a little like last year’s edition.  Action Express Racing dominated that weekend and they dominated the speed charts on Thursday (Oct. 15).  Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in practice with a lap at 132.081 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session Thursday, …

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