Scott-Taylor-Crandon-TORC-8-27-13Belvidere, IL – After forty years of off-road racing, Scott Taylor is suiting up for one final time this coming weekend at the Off-Road World Championships in Crandon, Wisconsin. After running a part-time race schedule in 2012, Taylor will be making his first and final start of the 2013 season competing in the AMSOIL CUP. Look for Taylor Racing at their familiar spot in Crandon’s PRO Pit area as the team has a couple of surprises in store during the race weekend.

Scott Taylor has raced buggies and trucks for the last forty years. During that time he has won over eighteen championships behind the wheel of off-road race trucks. The number of buggy championships during the early portion of his career is equally impressive, but due to minimal record keeping the actual number unknown. The number of career race wins is well into the triple digit range, as he competed throughout the United States and Canada. Taylor is also a two-time winner of the BorgWarner Manufacturer’s Challenge Cup (currently the AMSOIL CUP). Simply put there will never be another off-road competitor like Scott Taylor.

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Bryce Menzies continued the winning ways for Mopar® and Ram Truck in the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin, scoring a win during the World Championship Off-Road races in the PRO 2 class.

“Everyone at Mopar is extremely proud of Bryce Menzies for his victory today at Crandon,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The 2012 campaign has been another fantastic one for the Mopar Ram combination in the TORC Series. With four more chances to add to our victory total tomorrow, we can’t wait to take the green flag.”

Crandon, WI – Fans of American short-course off-road racing are going to get an inside look at Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck Series this weekend at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. For the first time, SST will be debuting and participating in an exciting exhibition race bound to leave fans on the edge of their seats.

Along with Gordon, the impressive invitees include Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren, Justin Matney, Scott Taylor, Adrian Cenni, Johnny Greaves, Andrew Caddell, Mike Jenkins, Mark Jenkins among others. Fans will have to attend the race to see who is up for the challenge!

Belvidere, IL (August 14, 2012) – After landing on the podium at Crandon and Chicagoland, the multi-time champion racer continued his string of podium finishes with a third place finish in Round 10 at the UP Off-Road 100 in Bark River, Michigan. The thirty-nine year short-course veteran racer continues to thrill capacity crowds week in and week out with his never say quit attitude on and off the track.

The 1.3 mile long all-natural terrain track is quite familiar to Scott Taylor and his #8 Miller Welders/AMSOIL/Roush Yates Engines/BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 and over the years it hasn’t always been kind to the champion driver. Just last year, during qualifying, Taylor took a hard end over end crash that had his crew working a twelve hour shift to get the truck ready for last year’s event. After witnessing Scott Taylor’s racing this past weekend, last year’s incident definitely didn’t affect his performance.

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.

The Traxxas TORC Series returned to Crandon International Raceway for the Forest County Potawatomi, Chairman’s Cup race, Rounds 5 and 6 of the series. For the first time, Ultra4 racers got to race on the legendary track known as the “Big House.”

The Chairman’s Cup Race pits Pro-2 (two wheel drive) and Pro-4 (four wheel drive) racers against each other for a ten lap shoot-out. The Pro-2 drivers start ahead of the Pro-4′s to give them a better chance against the Pro-4′s superior traction in the dirt. At some point in the closing laps the charging Pro-4′s catch up to the Pro-2′s, if they’re lucky.

This year the King Shocks equipped Ram/Mopar number 21 Pro-2 was able to run away and take the victory. Second spot went to the King Shocks equipped, Real Tree Energy Pro-4 of Adrian Cenni who drove the last few laps with a flat rear tire. The battle for third and fourth was between Teammates and Brothers Mark and Mike Jenkins in their King Shocks equipped, Traxxas Pro-4′s. They both crossed the line at what looked like a tie but the win went to Mike by just a hair. King Shocks racers Mike Oberg, Scott Taylor and Jeff Kincaid finished 6th-8th.