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Taylor Racing-TORC Finale @ Las Vegas Report




   Belvidere, IL (October 28, 2009) - The final weekend of the 2009  
Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL had Scott Taylor and the #8  
Miller Electric Skyjacker Suspensions BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 look  
to end on a strong note. During both rounds Scott Taylor looked like  
he would land on the podium, but miscues ended each night with  
unexpected results.


   The track that the TORC officials created in and on the Dirt Track  
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a combination of high speed flat out  
racing on the oval portion of the track and a high flying technical  
section that ran through the infield.


   After the first and only practice session, TORC officials knew they  
had a dust problem with the track. Immediately after the session, the  
crew went to work putting moisture in the track. When the sun went  
down, and racing was about to begin, the track was a combination of  
tacky hard-pack clay and moist desert soil.



   Scott Taylor started on the outside of the front row for the  
night?s race. When the green flag fell, the Miller Welders BFGoodrich  
Tires Ford F-150 immediately grabbed the lead. The challenging track  
was no match for the blue Ford, as he handily led the fifteen-truck  
field to the mandatory yellow halfway through the fourteen-lap event.  
When the field went back to racing, the second and third place racers,  
of MacCachern and Johnson, really put the pressure on Scott.  On lap  
nine, Scott got a little sideways going into turn one, and that was  
just enough for MacCachern to lean on Scott and take the lead heading  
for the table top jump. Then, just as quickly, Johnson squeezed by,  
putting Scott in third place. One lap later, Scott spun on the wet  
slippery track, moving back several more spots. At the checkered flag,  
Scott crossed the line in seventh place.


   ?The conditions of the track were a handful, there was mud in  
certain section at the start, but within a couple of laps, the infield  
just dried up,? noted Scott Taylor. ?We went through all are tear offs  
because of the sloppy portions, but the dust got bad in other areas.  
TORC had no choice but to bring out the yellow. They made the right  
moves getting the dust to disappear, while more water was sprayed on  
the track. It was a very unique situation.?


   Immediately after the racing was complete, TORC worked around the  
clock to prevent a similar situation for the final round of the year.



   The starting grid had Scott lined up in the front row and he was  
determined to finish the season on a high note. As the field slid  
through Turn One, Scott had the Miller Welders Ford in second place.  
The TORC track team had succeeded in reducing the dust, and created a  
surface that the racers and spectators really enjoyed. It looked like  
the Roush Yates powered Ford would challenge for the lead, when Scott  
clipped the right front tire on the inner wall of the infield turn,  
causing the hub assembly to break and quickly end his season.


   ?I made a mistake tonight, and paid for it,? commented Taylor.  
?BFGoodrich gave me an awesome set of tires tonight, that?s a given.  
My crew Mike Kasch, Dustin Pence, and Kevin Pence gave me a truck that  
was ready to win tonight, and it didn?t happen. I look back at the  
season, and realize we had some highs and lows this year, but stayed  
in the inversion all year (the top six), while the level of  
competition this year has been the toughest of my career. Thanks again  
to all my supporters, Miller Welders, Skyjacker Suspensions,  
BFGoodrich Tires, King Shocks, Roush Yates engines, Walker Evans  
Racing, and all the associates.?


   Scott Taylor finished the 2009 Traxxas TORC Series presented by  
AMSOIL PRO-2WD Championship in sixth place. This included three wins  
and three Oakley Bomb fastest lap awards.




   You can watch all the Round 16 action, including the PRO-2WD race,  
Sunday, November 8, at 1:30pm eastern on ABC Sports.


   Taylor Racing thanks all their supporters including:


   Miller Electric ? Skyjacker Suspensions - BFGoodrich Tires ?  
Automatic Transmission Designs


   Ford Trucks, Roush-Yates Engines, Russ Wernimont Designs, Miller  
Electric, King Shocks, Walker Evans Racing, Justice Brothers, AMSOlL,  
Ringers Gloves, MSD Ignition, Autometer,

   K & N Filters, Boatec, Parker Pumper, Skyjacker Suspensions, and Phil?s Inc.


   Taylor Racing still has marketing opportunities available for the  
2010 season.




   - Mike Reusche,[2]