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2018 Season Update
After a busy schedule in 2015 which included 10 top 10s and a 2nd place world of outlaws finish at Eldora speedway, the Fausey 1st scaled its schedule back to 16 races for the 2016 season. With the scaled back driving schedule Gary pursued and opportunity that presented itself as mechanic at Andretti Autosport on the Scott Speed Volkswagen Global Rallycross machine.
With a part time driving schedule and a busy full time mechanic schedule with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, Gary had 3 top 3 finishes and Fremont speedway in 2016, and was fast time qualifier at Eldora Speedway with the World of Outlaws fall event. With the VARX 41 team Scott won 4 races and the series championship.
2017 was more of the same.. working on the Volkswagen 41, driving the Fausey 1st, and reunited with car owner Ronnie Pitts from Little Rock, Arkansas. With another part time 18 race schedule Gary finished with 4 top 5s and 8 top 10 finishes driving the for the 2 car owners, and finished the season with a one-off race with long time friend Andy Eatwell at the Western World Championships in Phoenix. In the only non wing start of the season Gary finished 8th against tough national competion. On the road with the VARX 41 Scott, Gary and team pulled off 4 wins and another Series Championship, marking 3 in a row for Scott and the Volkswagen Andretti team.
2018 will mark the 3rd season working at Andretti Autosport on the Scott Speed 41. Gary will make a couple trips west to run Bob Reams fast 8 car at Arizona Speedway on March 24th and at Casa Grande Speedway Mar 31st. Gary is currently looking for opportunities to continue racing around the midwest as the Fausey 1st is taking a season off of racing. For any race inquiries Gary can be contacted at (918)857-6464 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Competes with All Star Circuit of Champions Two Weekends in a Row
JOLIET, Ill. (July 3, 2018) – Gary Taylor competed with the All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and the Dirt Oval at Route 66. Taylor drove the Sam McGee No. 11 and will race it again this weekend at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.
On Friday at Plymouth Speedway, Taylor qualified fourth in his group, which started him on the pole of his heat race. He finished second in his heat and drew a seven for the dash.
“We started seventh and finished eighth in the dash,” Taylor said. “It wasn’t ideal, but it wasn’t terrible. I didn’t do too well in the feature and we finished 12th.”
Saturday at Route 66, Taylor once again qualified fourth in his group earning him the pole of the heat race.
“We won our heat, but we had to put in a new engine after it,” said Taylor. “Our heat win put us in the dash, but we weren’t too focused on it, and we got the engine changed just in time.”
Taylor started third in the dash and finished fifth, starting him on in the third row of the feature, where he finished ninth.
“Overall it was okay,” Taylor said. “It was a new car for me, but it went well enough for them to want me to run it this weekend. I felt like I didn’t drive my best, but I also haven’t done a whole lot of racing this year. Hopefully this weekend will be better.”
He’ll jump back in the Sam McGhee No. 11 on Saturday at the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway.
Gary Taylor On Top With ASCS Southwest At Arizona Speedway
Bryan Hulbert – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (March 24, 2018) Becoming the 50th different winner with the ASCS Southwest Region, Washington’s Gary Taylor topped action Saturday night at Queen Creek's Arizona Speedway in the Bob Ream, Jr. owned Beaver Stripes No. 8.
Rolling off third, Taylor took over the lead on Lap 6 from New Mexico’s Lorne Wofford, whose race ended early with a 17th place finish. Eventually winning over Billy Chester by 1.896 seconds, J.T. Imperial’s first outing of the season found its way to the final podium step after starting seventh.
From 10th, Josh Shipley picked his way to fourth with Alex Pettas following from 11th to secure a top-five finish. Jesse Baker in sixth was trailed by Kyle Danielson with series point’s leader Colton Hardy in tow. Jarrett Martin and Steve Cushman completed the top-ten.
Split into a pair of Heat Races, J.T. Imperial and Jesse Baker each picked up an extra $25 courtesy of Ron Gilson Photography. A total of 19 drivers were on hand.
The ASCS Southwest Region races again on Saturday, March 31 at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the nearly 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, Ariz.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Car Count: 19