Wayne Taylor Racing is looking to run a second Dallara-Corvette in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series starting perhaps as soon as the season’s second event.
“We go down the road with so many different projects and options, and quite honestly, none of them have panned out at this point,” team principal Wayne Taylor told Grand-Am.com. “We’re going through a whole new partnership with a sponsor we’ll announce in January, which is pretty exciting for us. And quite honestly, at this point, a second car [for the Rolex 24] is a bit of a headache.
“But we are in the process of building a second car. So we know straight after Daytona, we’ll be in a turn-key position to go and run a second car.”
The team will continue to field the #10 Dallara-Corvette for drivers Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor; this pair finished fifth in 2012 with three wins, which numbers could have been better but for a few unfortunate driver errors while the car was leading the race.
Wayne Taylor Racing has been in the Rolex DP ranks since 2007. In 2005, Taylor and Max Angelelli won the Rolex DP championship; Taylor retired after the 2006 season to set up his own team.
WRT’s main sponsor, SunTrust, departed after the 2012 season but Taylor was able to find a replacement, though not in time to get two cars on the grid at Daytona for the Rolex 24.
“I’ve only had two real interested parties about Daytona, and two parties that we would have done it with, but unfortunately the timing just has not been good,” Taylor said.
“There’s no flyers out there looking for someone to run our second car. Hopefully everyone knows that we run a good program and are now fully geared to run a second car, fully equipped with all of the pieces that are needed.”
The 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona will run Jan. 26–27, 2013. Check Grand-Am.com for ticket information.
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