COLORADO SPRINGS, CO JULY 19, 2010 JT Taylor participated in the third race of the Colorado Hill Climb Association in Monarch Pass, CO and ended up on the side of the mountain on the first run of race day.
JT Taylor qualified with the fastest time in the Ultra4 Class. “This was a fun road, and the Goodyear Tires were gripping perfectly. We had a time that was pretty close to some of the open wheel cars,” said JT Taylor. On the first race run Sunday, the steering pump failed and he had to adjust quickly. With the steering not working, he hit his brakes as hard as he could, while trying to keep the car straight. He ended up sliding down the hill sideways, but luckily straight down the hill. “I don’t know how we didn’t roll. It was interesting!” said JT Taylor. The wrecker had to come and help recover the Tube Shark/Torchmate Rock Racer off the side of the hill.
Unfortunately, JT Taylor didn’t get to run the second run Sunday. “I am ok. If your going to go off, that was a good place and a good time to do it. In a hill climb race, its not if, its when.”
JT Taylor will have the Tube Shark/Torchmate Rock Racer rig ready for the next round of the XORRA in Cortez, CO August 7-8.
You Tube Link to JT Taylor Going off Monarch Mountain:
You Tube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqYajL-MjBo
Colorado Hill Climb Association: http://www.chcaracing.com
XORRA Cortez, CO ; August 7-8, 2010
Colorado Hill Climb Association Lands End Hill Climb ; August 14-15, 2010
About JT Taylor : JT Taylor has accomplished multiple racing career successes across multiple disciplines of racing including maintaining a top ten position in XORRA for five years running and is the two year reigning champion of the XORRA Germany Series. He is the Colorado Hill Climb Association Ultra4 Champion, made history as the first Ultra4 to run Pikes Peak and won the Exhibition class, and is one of the Original 13 competitors of King of the Hammers who has raced every year including 2010 and 2011 with Roger Norman on his team. His strategic and mechanical capabilities allow him key Crew Chief rolls with Speed Technologies, Torchmate, Shannon Campbell and Dirt Sports race teams. He was the Crew Chief for Speed Technologies 2008 Class 1 Baja 1000 win, 2009 Baja 500 Torchmate team, and co-drove and was crew for the 2009 Baja 1000 and 2010 NORRA 1000, and consistently pit crews for Speed Technologies SuperLite #16 in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. JT Taylor realizes his dreams everyday as a retired First Sergeant who served in Iraq and returned with a Bronze Star. He has been featured in multiple magazines and websites for his great accomplishments on and off the track.
Sponsors: Tube Shark, Torchmate, Goodyear, Raceline Wheels, CTM Axles, Howe Power Steering, Winchline.com, Shirt Force, Crawlorado Graphics, Power Tank