Belvidere, IL – Scott Taylor began his race season at the Super Speedway of short-course off-road racing Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. The veteran of the sport did not disappoint as a near perfect run put the man from Belvidere, Illinois on the podium at the track he considers home. The weekend wasn’t just about racing for Taylor and his team; it was time of reflection, and dedication to racers that made a difference to off-road racing at Crandon.
The weekend began Thursday with the dedication of the four section 1,000 seat grandstand that was constructed facing Crandon’s infamous Turn One. Each section was named after famous Crandon racers, Chad Schleuter, Farmer John Konitzer, Rick Huseman, and Jack Flannery. Scott Taylor was among the crowd that helped dedicate the structure to these great competitors.
Friday afternoon it was time to get back on the race track for the first time since last September. Taylor and the #8 Miller Welders Roush Yates Engines BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 qualified fifth fastest in the PRO-2WD field. Amazingly the top seven PRO-2WD competitors all qualified within one second of each other, a feat not seen before at the Big House.