COLORADO SPRINGS, CO AUGUST 13, 2010 JT Taylor finished 4th in last weekends XORRA race in Cortez, CO which put him 5th overall in the US National Points. With two great rounds of racing on Saturday and Sunday, his consistency paid off and is now heading to Lands End Hill Climb to participate in the Ultra4 Grand Slam of Offroad Series.
The XORRA has a 4 run day, followed by the top 6 competitors going into a shootout with 2 more rounds or competition. On both Saturday and Sunday, JT Taylor went into the shootout in 4th and maintained his 4th place position while attacking the 6ft ledges and technical rock sections that Cortez is known for. On Saturday, he and Brian Shirley won the Alter Your Ego Award, a $500 gift certificate from Rancho Suspension, after their battle in the shootout. “People are saying it looked like Talladega, it was off the hook,” said JT Taylor. “ We were rubbing tires, swapping leads and fighting to the end to get the win.” On Sunday he had some great battles with Jason Feuilly, then raced Rick Deremo in the finals to finish 4th again.
“I had another great year of racing the XORRA series,” said JT Taylor who placed 5th in the US National Points after competing at the Colorado Springs and Cortez rounds. It was consistency that ruled his season. “I am really looking forward to next year,” said JT Taylor.
JT is currently prepping his car to run the Lands End Hill Climb that will be the third event in the Grand Slam of Offroad Series.
You Tube Link to JT Taylor and Brian Shirley Round 3 (Compliments of SpiderTraxTV):
Photo Credit: Peter Wells Photography
Xtreme Off-Road Racing : www.xrra.com
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
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