September 20, 2004
For Immediate Release
New Berlin, NY
Going into the final weekend of racing, Scott
Taylor and his #1 Skyjacker BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 had an
18-point lead over Evan Evans. With that in mind, finishing both
rounds in the top 5 and keeping Evans behind him were the keys to
winning the championship.
Just after the team arrived in New York on
Thursday afternoon, the rains began to fall. When the rains finally
stopped Saturday morning, the Robinson family and their expert
track crew went to work. Later that afternoon the track was ready
for the final two rounds of the 2004 season.
With all the rain, track conditions were somewhat slippery. Scott
decided to groove up a special set of BFGoodrich tires just for
this round. Once the green flag dropped, Scott found that the tires
hooked up great down the straightaways, but it was a real handful
in the slippery corners. This made passing difficult. In fact,
Scott was given a stop and go penalty for passing under a yellow
flagged corner. In Scott’s defense, the flag was positioned
in a hard to see position. After the penalty, the #1 Skyjacker
BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 worked its way to a fourth place
finish, just two spots behind Evan Evans.
The final round of 2004 season saw Scott Taylor thinking about more
about the championship, that winning the final round. His strategy
was to make sure he finished with Evans within his sights. For this
round, Scott went with the tire combination BFGoodrich recommended.
As the race progressed, several of the front-runners ran into
trouble. Scott found himself finishing in second place with Evans
Evans behind him in third. The second place finish gave Scott
Taylor his sixth consecutive Pro-2 championship.
“This championship was a real challenge for
the entire team. It started in the off-season with the side-steer
cockpit changes, then we ran into some tough times mid-season in
Bark River, but the team battled all year and now we’re
taking home the title. I really want to thank all our sponsors,
especially our newest partner, Skyjacker Suspension.” –
Those sponsors include:
Skyjacker Suspension, BFGoodrich Tires, Ford Trucks, Roush
Performance, Justice Brothers, Automatic Transmission Design,
Miller Electric, Boatec, Precision Gear, Auto Meter, K & N
Filters, CNC, Mastercraft, Lancair, Mobil 1, MSD Ignition,
Mastercraft, PSI Performance, Stitches by Taylor, Phil’s
Inc., and Ringers Gloves.
-Kellie Taylor/Mike Reusche –