Wayne Taylor was a very successful driver in his time in IMSA. He’s now one of the most successful team owners as well. Perhaps his greatest achievement is the fact that he’s raised two sons that race and win consistently. Jordan Taylor is the driver of the Chevrolet Racing Corvette IMSA GTLM car and he’s won just about everywhere he’s raced. He spent some time talking with us at the media luncheon for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach about the driving differences between last year’s front engine Corvette and this year’s mid-engine version, compromises with having a co-driver and data analysis. He also had a little subtle ribbing of his teammate sprinkled in here too!
By Larry Mason
Copyright © 2021 Larry Mason
Although two thirds of the GTLM field is comprised of the Corvette C8.R race cars, the fight between the two Corvettes is always close! Here Taylor’s #3 leads his sister C8.R of Milner/Tandy.
At this point the Taylor/Garcia Corvette has been relegated to second place (as you can see on the LED number panel) by their teammates and would soldier on to finish there after starting from pole position in class.
The beautiful lines of the mid-engine C8.R and the sensational sound of the flat-plane crank, small block V8, keeps the fans glued to the fence to witness this all-American muscle. 2021 will be the swan song for the GTLM class in IMSA. Next year Corvette Racing will switch to the GTD category.
Jordan Taylor has represented Chevrolet Racing well for many years.
Interview and photos by Larry Mason except as noted.