Jack Taylor Enters Street Stock Rookie Class

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations

After recording two consecutive top-three finishes in the Insight ThunderCar Oval division, Jack Taylor has elected to move into the Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stock division for the 2004 season. He enters the DT’S R Bar Rookie class for the upcoming 2005 season.

“Competing in the Street Stock division is going to present a lot of challenges for me during the 2005 season,” said Jack Taylor. “I will have to adapt to a new setup, bigger engine and try to apply that to a good handling racecar. I’m excited about this season and have goals of Rookie of the Year honors and finishing among the top 10 in the final point standings.”

Taylor placed second in the 2004 Insight ThunderCar Oval point standings, missing the owner championship by a slim margin of 36 points. He collected two feature victories, one fast time, 13 top-five finishes and 16 top 10s.

The Chesterfield driver began the season on a strong note, posting four top-five finishes and five top 10s in the opening five events. This early season stretch included one feature victory and three podium finishes.

On Friday, June 4, Taylor was credited with 12th-place honors, the final competitor to complete the 20-lap distance. He then responded with performances of third and seventh, before enduring a 20th-place finish on June 26.

Returning to the Texas Roadhouse winner’s circle for a second occasion on July 2, Taylor followed up that stellar performance with seven top-five finishes and eight top 10s during the conclusion of the 2004 season.

Taylor will make special appearances in his Insight ThunderCar in 2005, with plans of competing in the ThunderCar Enduro on Saturday, July 30. In the Street Stock division, he will pilot the No. 31 car sponsored by Cooper’s Insurance and Mike’s Carb.

The season-opening event for the Terry RV Sales & Service Street Stocks is slated for Saturday, April 2.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.